Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are different cosmetic injectables that when used together or on their own, can improve skin’s quality and provide patients with a confidence boost.
Cosmetic benefits of botox include relaxation of muscles & reduction of fine lines. Botox works by inhibiting the signal that muscles need to contract. With muscles in a relaxed state, fine lines caused by expression resolve and skin will see overall improvement. Masseter injections are example of how botox can be used to reduce jaw width in patients seeking a slimmer or more feminine jawline, while also absolving symptoms of TMJ. Patients who experience migraines often report improvement in symptoms when affected areas are cosmetically treated.
Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a key molecule necessary in maintaining hydration and integrity of tissues. As the framework of our tissues change with the aging processes, some areas of the face may need restoration through addition of volume. Dermal fillers are ideal for augmenting lips, filling deep folds or minimizing hollowness. Certain fillers are also specifically used to promote neocollagenesis (the formation of collagen).