Fillers or Botox - Which is Best?

Fillers or Botox - Which is Best?

Cosmetic injectables can turn back the hands of time, restore a youthful appearance, and boost your self-esteem. There are many types of injectables on the market, but which one is right for you? Both Botox ® and dermal fillers are available here at Grochmal Eye Center and Aesthetics in Catonsville, Maryland, and we’re happy to help you determine which one is right for you during your consultation with Dr. Jay C. Grochmal.

While you wait for your consultation, you can learn more about fillers and Botox in this article.

All about Botox

Botox is the most popular nonsurgical, cosmetic injection. Botox temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. This injection gently relaxes specific muscles (i.e., the ones that contract and form the wrinkles) thanks to a purified derivative of C. botulinum bacteria called onabotulinumtoxin A.

After your Botox injections are administered (which takes about 15-20 minutes), you’ll start to see results in as little as 24-48 hours. Botox lasts up to four months

All about dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are another category of injectables, and they combat wrinkles by “filling” in the creases with materials like hyaluronic acid. Unlike Botox, fillers can do more than just reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers can also add volume under your skin, which helps to combat loose, sagging skin. There are many brands and lines of fillers. Here at Grochmal Eye Center, our team uses the Juvéderm® line of dermal fillers, which is a hyaluronic acid-based filler.

We recommend the appropriate Juvéderm filler depending on your goals e.g., enhancing your lips versus smoothing away lines.

Which one is best?

When you’re exploring cosmetic injections, it’s natural to want the best one, but the secret is that there isn't one universal “best” one. What’s best for you may not be what’s best for your best friend. The best cosmetic injectable is the one that meets your needs. 

Botox might be the better option for you if:

Dermal fillers might be the better option for you if:

The best part is that you don't have to choose Botox or fillers: you can choose both. Dubbed the liquid facelift, the combination of both Botox and fillers provides a dramatic yet natural-looking anti-aging treatment.

Ready to experience the anti-aging power of Botox and/or fillers? Schedule your consultation online or call our Catonsville, Maryland office at 410-744-5310.

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