It can be a little intimidating for a person to start learning about the different treatments that are available for wrinkles. When a person is in their younger years, like their 20’s, all they need to do in order to prevent and deal with fine lines is take good care of their skin and use proper sun protection and moisturizing cream. As a person gets older, this skin care routine doesn’t really get the results that most people want. It is at this point that many Plano residents and others across the nation start looking at Botox, dermal fillers, and the variety of other treatments that are available.
When you are looking at the debate between Botox versus dermal fillers, you really need to understand the kind of wrinkles that you are dealing with and the purpose of each product. It is surprising to some people that there are actually different types of wrinkles that you are going to deal with as you get older. There are dynamic wrinkles, and there are static wrinkles. The type of wrinkles that you are dealing with will determine the type of treatment you use.
Botox is the best option for dealing with dynamic wrinkles. This is a treatment that is injected right into the facial muscles in order to cause them to relax. It works on dynamic wrinkles because it is the muscles in the face that are causing the skin to fold and crease. When the muscles are relaxed, your skin is given the opportunity to relax and smooth out.
Dermal fillers are best for treating static wrinkles. When you start to get wrinkles that are the result of a loss of facial volume, dermal fillers will gently be injected under the skin to replace that lost volume. In addition to actually giving the treated area more lift, many dermal fillers that are currently on the market contain beneficial substances that go on helping your skin look its best for months into the future.
How do you know which kind of wrinkles that you are dealing with? First, you can do a simple test by looking in the mirror. Do you see wrinkles on your face when you are making no expressions? If so, you are likely dealing with static wrinkles. Do you see wrinkles that are only made or are made worse by facial expressions? If so, you are likely dealing with dynamic wrinkles. Second, we invite you to schedule a consultation here in our Plano office. We would be happy to meet with you to help you make the right choices about your wrinkle treatment. You will be able to work with professionals who have helped many individuals treat their wrinkles and love the way they look.
Many have used dermal fillers and Botox get together in order to improve their appearance. They’re able to get rid of the dynamic wrinkles and the static wrinkles at the same time. This is often referred to as a liquid facelift. Contact us today at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD, to learn more about the benefits you can receive from using both treatments.