Orlando area dermatologist describes the difference between Botox and facial fillers

Dr. Debra Grayman is a dermatologist in the Orlando area who offers numerous services at her state-of-the-art facility, Pure Skin Dermatology, LLC. She is excited to provide anti-aging solutions that do not require surgical intervention. Instead of having patients consider expensive, invasive, and risky surgeries such as face lifts, she can provide a less invasive alternative known as injectables.

Injectables are used for cosmetic enhancement of the face. They are administered by a trained dermatologist at our practice to ensure safety and effectiveness. Injectables come in many types and variations, including facial fillers, neuromodulators (Botox), and collagen stimulators. Many patients ask about the difference between Botox and other facial fillers such as Juvéderm.

Botox is a neuromodulator. It is best for reducing muscle contractions in specific areas of the face. Botox is injected into muscles such as those around the upper area of the face. This particular injectable is best for forehead folds, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Once injected, muscle contractions are controlled and the skin is smoothed out to reduce wrinkles and folds. It is known for lasting approximately six months, so patients should consider reinjection twice a year to maintain the results and slow the signs of aging.

Facial fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that addresses volume, and when injected, it can provide immediate results. Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are regularly used to inject directly into folds and wrinkles for immediate improvement. Results from these fillers can last approximately the same timeframe as Botox, around six months. Typical filler brands used at Pure Skin Dermatology, LLC include Juvéderm and Restylane.

One technique often used by Dr. Debra Grayman is the combination of neuromodulators and dermal fillers for optimum results. Botox can be injected in areas with Juvéderm, allowing patients to enjoy effective and immediate reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face. An entire “liquid face lift” can be achieved by combining injectables in this manner. However, it should be done by a trained dermatologist or esthetician who has the experience to provide natural, beautiful, and safe results.

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