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Botox® or Dermal Fillers: Which Option Is Right for You?

Botox® or Dermal Fillers: Which Option Is Right for You?

You no longer have to be bothered by wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, or dull, droopy, aging skin. You can improve your appearance without surgery and with little — if any — downtime thanks to safe and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.

The team of skin experts at A to Z Dermatology offer a variety of injectable cosmetic treatments, including Botox® and dermal fillers, to help you look and feel your best. Our team takes the time to answer your concerns, investigate your unique skin challenges, and learn about your aesthetic goals for improving your appearance.

You may be a candidate for Botox or dermal fillers if you’re looking for a solution for lost volume in your face or fine lines and wrinkles. But which is the best option for you? Our simple guide can help you get started, and when you're ready to experience the transformational effects of fillers and Botox, make an appointment with an A to Z Dermatology provider. 

Botox and dermal fillers: How do they work?

Botox is a prescription medicine derived from onobotulinumtoxinA, a bacterial toxin. This substance was first used to treat crossed eyes in the 1970s. Later, scientists discovered that modest dosages of the drug may safely and temporarily block the facial muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers, unlike Botox, which relaxes facial muscles, work by restoring lost volume and plumping up creases beneath the skin. There are a variety of fillers available, and our team guides you to find the best option for you.

The A to Z Dermatology team uses sterile gels and serums containing hyaluronic acid and other compounds. These choices can even serve as a foundation for your own collagen to build upon once injected. When you work with our team, you’re working with top-quality skin experts. 

The range of cosmetic injectables we offer are FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and convenient enough to fit into even the busiest of schedules. 

Our team recommends facial injections of Botox and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to the skin for a plump, more youthful appearance. 

Enhancing your appearance with Botox and dermal fillers

If you need to smooth forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, frown lines, or even the lines between your nose and lips, Botox is a terrific option. For optimal results, we recommend a regular treatment regimen for basic upkeep. Many of our clients come in for regular treatments every few months to maintain their excellent results. 

When lost volume is an issue, dermal fillers are an effective solution. Fillers combat the sunken look that commonly occurs when your face loses fat as you age. With dermal fillers we can restore lost volume, which smooths creases, such as those around your lips and nose (Botox treats the lines between them).

Dermal fillers can be used to make your lips larger or to firm up the area beneath your cheekbones, which can become hollow as you age. 

What to expect from Botox and dermal filler treatments

When you consult with our A to Z Dermatology team at our convenient offices located throughout Maricopa County, Arizona, we discuss your aesthetic goals and put together a treatment plan to address your skin concerns.

One word of caution regarding Botox and dermal fillers: Only seek treatment from a licensed professional like one of our experienced dermatologists. Despite the fact that many people provide these cosmetic treatments, getting Botox or dermal fillers from someone who hasn't had professional training is risky.

Rest assured that whether you choose Botox, dermal fillers, or a mix of the two, the results will leave you wondering why you waited so long to see a skin specialist. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today. We have offices in Mesa, Sun City, Casa Grande, Gold Canyon, and Chandler, Arizona. 

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