There are many different ways to treat creases, wrinkles, and other lines that become present as a result of muscle usage. The difference with the various treatments a doctor could recommend is how effective they may be for your situation. Different treatments interact with the body differently. Each treatment produces different results that have results that can last either for a long time or a short time thus making you get many treatments.
BOTOX and Liquid Facelifts are two such examples of treatments that are designed to treat lines in the face. The difference is that one procedure might not be applicable in situations where another is.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX, known scientifically as botulinum toxin, is a paralytic agent. It works to prevent muscles from receiving the nerve impulses they require to contract, which in turn can help to make your face significantly more relaxed. This relaxation can help with wrinkles that are the direct result of tensed muscles. Smile lines, such as those that occur at the corners of the mouth, are a prime example of a wrinkle that BOTOX can treat.
BOTOX will not treat wrinkles where the skin has lost elasticity, or there is a significant amount of collagen missing in the lower layers of the skin. It may reduce the severity of active wrinkles, lines and other conditions that may make you appear older than you are.
What are Liquid Facelifts?
Liquid Facelifts, also known as dermal or liquid fillers, act to replace lost collagen in the skin. These can help significantly in areas where the skin has become loose, or where collagen has become permanently displaced by muscle tension.
Fillers can also be used to treat certain types of cosmetic imperfections. Scars that look like dents in the skin, some acne scars, and other problems caused by missing collagen in the skin can be smoothed with liquid fillers.
The downside of Liquid Facelifts is that they are not permanent. Some solutions work markedly longer than others, but the duration of how long a liquid filler depends on many factors such as your lifestyle and age.
BOTOX vs. Liquid Facelifts
BOTOX and Liquid Facelifts tackle different underlying issues in the skin. This is why certain issues require the use of BOTOX while other issues can be treated by using Liquid Facelifts.
Depending upon your unique needs, your doctor may utilize a combination of both treatments to correct any dermatological imperfections in your face. Careful planning is required to achieve the best results possible.
Given that the face tends to undergo a large amount of shifting and changes due to the underlying structures, a combination of BOTOX and a Liquid Facelift may be prudent to treat existing issues while keeping others from developing. This can help slow down the progression of age-related conditions that may affect your face.
The bottom line about BOTOX and Liquid Facelifts is that both are tools that your dermatologist can use to sculpt your face. The doctor’s experience will ultimately determine how successful your treatment is.
If you have any questions or concerns about either procedure, we at Last Vegas Laser and Lipo will be able to assist you. We both provide both treatments to our patients among many others. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with any of our doctors and you will be on your way to get the look you desire.