As the popularity of injectable treatments continues to grow, it can be daunting to determine which product will best address your specific set of needs as a patient. Restylane and Botox are both popular anti-aging products, but they serve different purposes when it comes to anti-aging and aesthetics.
The question that seems to arise most often is: which one is best? The answer all depends on what results you’re trying to achieve. Simply put, the reason that a patient might choose Restylane over Botox is all due to the patients’ aesthetic concerns.
M Spa Face and Body, led by specialist Dr. Deborah Miller and Physician’s Assistant Shauna McLaughlin, offer both Restylane and Botox to patients. To determine which one is right for your set of specific needs, consider a consultation with them and read on to learn more about both of these effective anti-aging treatments.
The anti-aging benefits of precisely administered Botox have grown exponentially with patients in their 20s and above. As injection specialists continue to improve their techniques and Botox products continue to be more refined, the results are more natural and stunning than ever.
Botox is what’s known as a neuromodulator because it interferes with the muscular contractions that cause wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes. Due to this, patients experiencing more dynamic wrinkles often have the best results from Botox treatments. An added benefit of Botox is that regular treatment can help prevent the development of new and deeper wrinkles, as it reduces the muscles’ ability to contract.
On the other hand, the lines and wrinkles around parts of the face such as the nose, lips, and delicate areas surrounding the eyes are less due to muscular contractions and more due to loss of skin elasticity and volume. In this case, dermal fillers, particularly Restylane, can be beneficial.
Where Botox disrupts the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, Restylane works to smooth out creases in the skin and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles while also adding volume and definition to the face. Restylane belongs in the dermal filler family, meaning it comes from a line of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a compound found naturally inside of bodies and is responsible for retaining water and keeping our skin plump and hydrated. Restylane can last for six to eight months, which is usually a bit longer than Botox. Patients with earlier signs of aging generally benefits more from Restylane, whereas those with more advanced stages of deeper forehead wrinkles find Botox offers their ideal results.
For some patients, using a combination of Restylane and Botox can create the ideal results by smoothing out deeper wrinkles of the upper face while eliminating the finer lines of the lower portion of the face.
Still Unsure Which Injectable is Right for You? Come to M Spa Face & Body in Webster, Texas
While it’s good to educate yourself on the differences between Botox and fillers, it’s crucial to speak with a highly experienced expert to determine which of these products will best meet your needs. Contact M Spa Face and Body or call (281) 886-7006 to schedule your consultation today.