Understanding Injectable Procedure Options: What You Should Know About Dermal Fillers And Neurotoxins

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Understanding Injectable Procedure Options: What You Should Know About Dermal Fillers And Neurotoxins

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One of the most popular trends in the cosmetic industry are those involving anti-aging treatments and procedures. At one time, plastic surgery was the only way to achieve the anti-aging results that can now be attained with minimally invasive procedures. Among the minimally invasive options available on the market today, cosmetic injectables are some of the most popular procedure options chosen. If you have been considering the non-surgical options available to help you reverse the appearance of time but aren’t sure what your options are, you’ve come to the right place. Here is what you need to know about dermal fillers and neurotoxins:

How Are Dermal Fillers And Neurotoxins Similar?

While dermal fillers and neurotoxins are different types of injectables that are used to treat different concerns, they do have a few similarities. To begin with, both neurotoxins and dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that have no downtime and provide results quickly, although final results may not be seen for one to two weeks. Both procedures are used to treat and reverse signs of aging and also provide results that look natural. Finally, neither fillers nor neurotoxins are permanent and will typically require multiple treatments to maintain results.

What Are The Differences Between Dermal Fillers And Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins (also known as Botox) are composed of a substance named Botulinum Toxin Type A. Neurotoxins block nerves from sending signals that activate the facial muscles and prevent the muscles from contracting. When the muscles are unable to contract, it stops pulling on the skin and causes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases to smooth out. Neurotoxins are commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the forehead, brows, and eyes caused by frequent facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, and squinting. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, neurotoxin injectables are the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S.

Dermal fillers (also known by the names of Voluma XC, Vobella XC, and Juvederm XC) are composed of a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance produced by the body. Dermal fillers add volume and fullness by plumping the skin. Dermal fillers are great for reversing natural signs of aging and can be used for:

  • Enhancing a recessive chin.
  • Treating deep facial folds.
  • Smoothing wrinkles around the lips.
  • Sculpting defined and high cheekbones.
  • Improving the appearance of mild jowls.
  • Filling in and improving the appearance of certain scars.
  • Restoring facial volume that you’ve lost due to the natural aging process.
  • Filling in nasolabial folds (lines that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Dermal Fillers Or Neurotoxins – Which Procedure Is Right For You?

The injectable procedure that is right for you depends on the goals you have and the concerns you are trying to resolve. Some patients will need only dermal fillers or only neurotoxins, while others will need both dermal fillers and neurotoxins to attain the results they are looking for. You should consult a skilled plastic surgeon to determine which procedures will help you achieve the results you are looking for. Dr. Rieger of Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center is committed to using only the highest quality and safest injectables available on the market.

Trusted Tampa Plastic Surgeon Offers Minimally Invasive Injectable Procedure Options

If you have been looking for a minimally invasive solution to correct the signs of aging and are considering dermal fillers or neurotoxins, contact Hyde Park Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Frank Rieger. Dr. Rieger is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tampa, Florida with more than 30-years’ experience and offers a safe environment to receive injectable procedures by a trusted professional. Call us at (813) 254-7600 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation.