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Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right for Me?

Face ModelWith a variety of injectable treatments available, it can get a little confusing trying to figure out the right one for your needs and goals. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic can both provide rejuvenating benefits but they function very differently. For this reason, it is important to know what concerns you are trying to target to determine which injectable is best suited for your needs. 

If you want to focus on getting rid of forehead lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet, then BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the ideal option for you. Overactive facial muscles can cause deep lines and creases when your face is at rest or forming expressions (i.e., smiling, frowning, etc.). Neurotoxin-based injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic are designed to temporarily relax overactive muscles around the face and prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. Results from BOTOX® injections can last 3 to 4 months before fading. Follow-up sessions at this point are usually recommended for patients wanting to enjoy the rejuvenating effects for a longer time.

Individuals who want to address depleted cheek contours, thin lips, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds may benefit more from choosing JUVÉDERM®. Instead of neurotoxin, JUVÉDERM® fillers are made of hyaluronic acid – a natural substance found within the body. These cosmetic injectables can add volume to the lips and cheeks and “fill in” deep facial creases. Depending on a patient’s aging process and the type of JUVÉDERM® filler they choose, results can last 6 months to a year or longer.

Our highly-experienced cosmetic nurse injector performs filler and injectable treatments for our patients who desire natural-looking facial rejuvenation. A consultation with Nancy Neiderer, RN can help determine the best approach to achieve your desired look. In some cases, she may recommend a combination of BOTOX® injections and dermal fillers. To learn more about your cosmetic injectable options or to schedule an appointment, please contact Parva Plastic Surgery today.

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