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How Do I Know if I Need BOTOX® or Fillers?

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Could you benefit from BOTOX®? What about dermal fillers? If you want a quick and easy beauty boost, injectables are one of the easiest ways to achieve it. Versatile and well tolerated, these treatments can benefit most patients. Are injectables right for you? Get personalized advice from Dr. Sato and discover a younger looking you.

Do I Need BOTOX®?

  • Do you have wrinkles caused by muscle movement (crow’s feet, lines between the brows, etc.)?
  • Do you want to smooth lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead?
  • Do you need a quick and easy cosmetic treatment?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, BOTOX® could very well be the right cosmetic treatment for you. BOTOX® is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin A. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause certain types of wrinkles. It is very safe and effective and has been used in various medical treatments for decades. Results appear in just a few days and last 3-4 months

Since BOTOX® works by relaxing muscles, it won’t work on all wrinkles—just those caused by expressions. It is an excellent option for treating smile lines, frown lines, etc. Other wrinkles are best treated using dermal fillers or other options.

Since BOTOX® results only last 3-4 months, it is easy to give this treatment a try and see if you like your new look (be forewarned, though—we think you’ll love it). Xeomin® is a similar treatment that may work better for some patients.

Do I Need Dermal Fillers?

  • Do you want to plump up your lips?
  • Has your face lost its youthful appearance?
  • Do you have lines and wrinkles around the mouth?
  • Do you want instant results with no downtime?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, dermal fillers might be the solution to your beauty needs. As the name implies, dermal fillers simply “fill in” areas that are lacking volume. We offer several different fillers, including Belotero Balance, Juvéderm®, and Juvéderm® Voluma. These fillers are all hyaluronic acid-based. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body, so it’s very biocompatible. Fillers can plump the lips, reshape and contour, fill in lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, and more.

Is a Combination of BOTOX® + Fillers Right for Me?

BOTOX® and dermal fillers are great on their own but, when you combine the treatments, the results are even more amazing. Many patients that can benefit from one treatment or the other can actually benefit from both. BOTOX® and dermal filler treatments can generally be performed during the same visit. Both treatments combined can be completed in under an hour. Dr. Sato will help you choose between BOTOX® and dermal fillers (or both).

Rejuvenate in minutes. Ask us if BOTOX® or dermal fillers are right for you.