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Facial Fillers vs. Neuromodulators: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your skin, you may have heard about facial fillers and neuromodulators. While both of these treatments can help reduce wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance, they work in different ways.

Double board-certified Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin C. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, examines the differences between facial fillers and neuromodulators so you can make an informed decision about which treatment is right for you.

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are injectable treatments that add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. They are made of various substances, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid, and are injected directly into the skin to plump up the area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Facial fillers are a popular choice for people who want to add volume to their cheeks, lips and jawline, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose and improve the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections.

The effects of facial fillers typically last between 6 and 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. While they are generally safe, there is a small risk of side effects such as swelling, bruising and infection.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators, such as Botox® and Dysport®, are injectable treatments that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. They are made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin and are injected directly into the muscles that cause wrinkles, such as the forehead and around the eyes.

Neuromodulators are a popular choice for people who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their forehead, around their eyes and between their eyebrows. They are also used to treat medical conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating and muscle spasms.

Neuromodulators’ effects typically last between 3 and 6 months, depending on the area treated. While they are generally safe, there is a small risk of side effects such as bruising, swelling and drooping eyelids.

Which Treatment is Right for You?

The choice between facial fillers and neuromodulators ultimately depends on your individual goals and preferences. If you want to add volume to your cheeks, lips or jawline, or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and nose, facial fillers may be the right choice for you. If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes or between your eyebrows, neuromodulators may be the right choice for you.

Dr. Stong will discuss your goals and expectations and explain what each cosmetic enhancement product can do to help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. With the right treatment plan, you can achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance that will boost your confidence and help you look and feel your best.

Contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, in Atlanta today to schedule a facial filler consultation to learn more.

If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your skin, you may have heard about facial fillers and neuromodulators. While both of these treatments can help reduce wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance, they work in different ways.

Double board-certified Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin C. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, examines the differences between facial fillers and neuromodulators so you can make an informed decision about which treatment is right for you.

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are injectable treatments that add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. They are made of various substances, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid, and are injected directly into the skin to plump up the area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Facial fillers are a popular choice for people who want to add volume to their cheeks, lips and jawline, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose and improve the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections.

The effects of facial fillers typically last between 6 and 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. While they are generally safe, there is a small risk of side effects such as swelling, bruising and infection.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators, such as Botox® and Dysport®, are injectable treatments that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. They are made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin and are injected directly into the muscles that cause wrinkles, such as the forehead and around the eyes.

Neuromodulators are a popular choice for people who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their forehead, around their eyes and between their eyebrows. They are also used to treat medical conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating and muscle spasms.

Neuromodulators’ effects typically last between 3 and 6 months, depending on the area treated. While they are generally safe, there is a small risk of side effects such as bruising, swelling and drooping eyelids.

Which Treatment is Right for You?

The choice between facial fillers and neuromodulators ultimately depends on your individual goals and preferences. If you want to add volume to your cheeks, lips or jawline, or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and nose, facial fillers may be the right choice for you. If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes or between your eyebrows, neuromodulators may be the right choice for you.

Dr. Stong will discuss your goals and expectations and explain what each cosmetic enhancement product can do to help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. With the right treatment plan, you can achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance that will boost your confidence and help you look and feel your best.

Contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, in Atlanta today to schedule a facial filler consultation to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery

371 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (404) 963-6665

Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.