Is Botox® Enough Or Do I Also Need Fillers?


November 23rd, 2015

It’s an unfortunate fact of life – facial lines and wrinkles happen, and as you get older, they tend to only get worse. Lines and wrinkles occur for a variety of reasons including cellular changes, collagen depletion, free radical damage, and even repeated normal muscular movements in your face. Because of a variety of different causes, there are also varying solutions to improve their appearance. Sunnyvale and San Jose Botox® patients often group Botox® and the other remedies together as “fillers” because they perform similar functions, but they are actually quite different.

Different Treatments for Different Problems

In order to understand what treatments might be necessary to improve the lines and wrinkles on your face, you need to understand what caused them and match the cause with the appropriate treatment:

  • Frown Lines: Caused over time due to repeated muscle contractions between the brows commonly associated with frowning or concentration. Botox® and its relative Xeomin work to remedy these by preventing the underlying muscles that cause them from contracting.
  • Crows Feet: These are the fine lines that appear at the sides of the eyes through repeated squinting and other similar facial expressions. Botox® prevents the contraction of the muscles responsible for Crows Feet.
  • Smile Lines: The nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth can deepen with time and loss of facial volume. Radiesse, Juvederm, and Belotero can all be used to replace this lost volume.
  • Chin Wrinkles, Marionette Lines, and Other Facial Lines: Depending on location, these are caused by loss of volume, elasticity, and other issues. Radiesse is the most versatile in correcting these, though Juvederm is also often used.

Is There Another Non-Surgical Option to Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Some Sunnyvale and San Jose patients may need additional help achieving the results that they want. Sciton laser therapy is a new and effective non-surgical procedure for patients with fine lines and wrinkles who want to tighten skin. This treatment compels skin to peel after a few days, encouraging the formation of a new layer of skin free of wrinkles and blemishes.

In the end, Dr. Sani will be the final judge of which treatments are best to achieve your desired results. No matter which treatments are needed, though, all are FDA approved for facial aesthetic enhancement and offer non-surgical results lasting several months to a year with minimal discomfort and no downtime.

Are deep lines and wrinkles on your face giving you a reason to frown? Call Sunnyvale and San Jose Botox® and fillers expert Dr. Sani today at 408.636.7101 to schedule your appointment.

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