Everyone wants to look and feel their best, regardless of what age they are. While ageing gracefully is somewhat up to genetics and your general environment, there is still a lot that you can do for yourself to improve your looks as you age. As you get older, one of the first places that will show signs of ageing is your forehead.
Unfortunately, many factors contribute to the appearance and severity of forehead lines. Some people are naturally more expressive with their features and will, therefore, have more noticeable lines.
Instead of shying away from motion and monitoring every aspect of your life to prevent ageing, there are reliable treatments out there that can significantly improve wrinkles and fine lines without surgery.
Both Botox and dermal fillers have been used for years to treat forehead lines and wrinkles. But you may be asking yourself, “Which product is right for me?”
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some tips that you should consider to choose the right cosmetic wrinkle treatment for you. Let the anti-ageing journey begin!
Botox vs. Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers can both be used to treat wrinkles and fine lines. They are sometimes used at the same time, depending on the type and severity of your wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are typically a form of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in our bodies, whereas Botox is a protein that comes from botulinum toxin. The two work somewhat differently as dermal fillers are used to add volume and plumpness to areas of the face, while Botox is used to relax facial muscles by decreasing their movement.
Botox can be more effective as a preventative measure for wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers can restore areas of the face that are affected by deep wrinkles, scars, and loss of volume.
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers are regularly used to plump the lip and cheek area to give an overall youthful appearance. Both Botox and dermal fillers are temporary, generally lasting a few months and are safe, relatively painless treatments that require little to no downtime.
Both Botox and dermal fillers can provide you with a more youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. They are treatments that are appropriate and regularly used on all skin types, as well as both male and female patients. They can treat other areas of the face and wrinkles such as crow’s feet around the eyes and laugh lines around the mouth area. Other benefits include relief from excess sweating, migraines, and TMJ.
Now that we’ve clarified what each treatment is, we must also address the different types of wrinkles and treatment that works best for each. Dynamic wrinkles are primarily caused by the movement of facial muscles and appear mostly when making certain expressions.
Sometimes, you might even be raising your forehead or making faces that cause these dynamic wrinkles without being aware. As dynamic wrinkles can lead to static or more permanent wrinkles, they are best treated with Botox as a preventative measure. Botox essentially freezes those muscles so that they can no longer contract and make movements in the same way.
Static wrinkles are more advanced and permanent than dynamic wrinkles, as they appear when the face is at rest and not making any expression or movement whatsoever. Dermal fillers can typically treat these types of wrinkles successfully as they usually require added volume and fullness to improve the thin skin. By filling creases and plumping areas of the skin, dermal fillers can erase deeper, more mature wrinkles that have already set in.
Proceed with Caution
Before you start treating and investing in any wrinkle treatments, it’s important to do your research and have a discussion with a qualified specialist who can address your concerns and figure out the best treatment options for you.
While both Botox and dermal fillers are generally safe treatments, there can be side effects that can vary from person to person. You also may experience temporary bruising or swelling after your treatment, and you will want to discuss aftercare with a professional.
Before you commit to any wrinkle treatment, remember that what works for one person may not be the same for another. Wrinkles are unique and need to be treated as such. Both Botox and dermal fillers are highly effective treatments with proven results.
For more information on botox and dermal filler treatments, please call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.