Botox Versus Fillers: Which One Is Right for You?

Injectable aesthetic treatments can significantly enhance your appearance and address age-related changes in your skin. But not all injectables work the same, so the decision about which treatment is right for you is one that you make by discussing it with Dr. Heripsime Ohanian when you come in for your appointment at Bergen Aesthetics.

Dr. Ohanian has extensive experience in customizing plans for injectable treatments using popular products like Botox® and Restylane®. She works closely with you to understand the results you want and helps you decide which treatment is right for you.

Why you should consider injectables

As you get older, your body stops producing the amount of necessary collagen your skin needs to stay vibrant and young-looking. This slowdown in collagen production causes skin to become loose, and your face and hands can lose volume.

Loose skin creates creases and folds, often around your mouth and nose. Your forehead may be prone to deep-set lines that appear after years of squinting, while the skin around your eyes develops fine lines known as crow’s feet.

All of these changes lead to an older-looking appearance and likely impact your self-confidence and overall happiness with how you look. Before the latest advancements in injectable treatments, many people had only surgical options to address these flaws.  

Now, thanks to dermal fillers and Botox, you can reverse the signs of aging without any downtime or the need for incisions.

When dermal fillers are the answer

Some dermal fillers, like Restylane, contain a gel-like substance known as hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally found in your body and is proven safe for use as a cosmetic treatment.

By injecting Restylane into specific areas of your face, Dr. Ohanian can increase the volume of your cheeks and lips. She can also use Restylane to smooth out fine lines and folds around your nose and mouth.

Results of Restylane treatments are instant and improve in the days after your treatment. You can enjoy the benefits of smoother, firmer skin for as long as six months, and Dr. Ohanian can recommend follow-up injections to help you maintain your results for the long term.

Botox for deep-set frown lines and more

Botox works differently than dermal fillers like Restylane. Botox is highly effective at addressing deep-set lines and creases that form on your forehead, brow line, and around your eyes.

Made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, the same proteins responsible for food poisoning, Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for creating deep lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Ohanian is skilled in injecting small amounts of Botox into specific muscles, causing them to relax. This releases the creases and frown lines that age you, with results that last for months at a time. When the muscles begin contracting again, Dr. Ohanian can safely use Botox for touch-up injections to help you retain your youthful look.

With both Restylane and Botox treatments, Dr. Ohanian designs the treatment to ensure your results are natural-looking. She focuses on highlighting the existing contours of your face to enhance your appearance. You don’t have to worry about looking “overfilled” and there’s no risk for scarring or dangerous side effects.

If you’re ready to learn more about what fillers or Botox can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ohanian today using the online booking feature or by calling our office in Paramus, New Jersey.

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