The Difference Between Botox & Fillers in Lone Tree
You may have heard good things about fillers or Botox from a friend. But maybe you’re not sure if you need it, or when you should get it.
“Smoother skin” is one of the most frequently requested treatments here at DejaVu Med Spa.
Luckily, we’ve got the answers to all the questions you never even had about Botox & fillers in Lone Tree.
At DejaVu Med Spa, we create harmony, balance, proportion, and symmetry using the golden ratio of beauty. Artists, painters, and sculptors dating back to early times understood this mathematical element to beauty.
We love beauty and study our treatments and procedures based on these same methods.
Once you realize how easy and relatively painless fillers can be, there’s no way you won’t fall in love with your new-and-improved look!
The difference between Botox & fillers
Many of our patients are under the impression that the words “Botox” and “filler” are interchangeable.
But that’s far from true.
Botox and fillers are two totally different treatments, with different recovery times and outcomes.
Let’s talk through each one to help you better see the difference between Botox and fillers.
What is Botox?
Botoxis a specially formulated product that targets the muscles underneath the skin.
These are the muscles that create wrinkles by repeating similar movements (such as laughing or frowning) over time.
When Botox is injected, it acts to relax these muscles in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles in the first place.
Therefore, the appearance of wrinkles begins to fade.
What are fillers?
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, such as Restylane or Voluma, are composed of hyaluronic acid.
Fillers are injections primarily used to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and wrinkles around the nose and mouth (like laugh lines, lips, and frown lines).
These injections are administered just under the skin.
Fillers are meant to revitalize the skin by creating the appearance of volume and smoothness underneath the skin.
When injected, dermal fillers actually encourage the skin to begin its natural plumpening process.
Botox = reduces wrinkles by relaxing underlying muscles
Filler = reduces wrinkles by adding volume
Let’s go over a few more common questions we get regarding the difference between Botox and fillers in Lone Tree.
Where can I get fillers done?
There are a variety of uses for fillers. If you have volume loss, fillers are a great way to treat it (while still maintaining a smooth, natural look!).
Check out the list below to see if fillers may work for your area of concern.
✔️Under the eye
✔️Side of the eye
✔️Around the Mouth
If you’re looking for more detailed information about whether or not fillers would be the right treatment for your skin, be sure to check out our Virtual Consultation tool.
You can select exactly what you’re concerned about, and the tool will tell you right away which procedures we recommend for you.
If you prefer a hands-on experience, you can also schedule an appointment to speak personally with one of the experts at DejaVu Med Spa. We offer patients a free 1-hour consultation!
Are fillers permanent or temporary?
The short answer: fillers are not a permanent solution to your skin problems. That said, once you get on the right maintenance schedule for your lifestyle and budget, you can enjoy smooth, wrinkle-free skin for years to come.
There are a variety of fillers we can use depending on your skin type, age, and your overall goals. Each lasting for varying lengths of time between treatments.
How long do fillers last?
Of course, how long fillers last depends on the individual person, their medical history, skin type, age, the type of filler used, and a few other contributing factors.
However, in our experience, fillers tend to last between 6 months to two years.
Are fillers safe?
Fillers are FDA-approved for helping to create smoother and fuller skin in the face, cheeks, lips, and even the back of the hand!
Our team is highly trained on all the proper procedures and protocols to be able to administer fillers safely and effectively, every time.
Do fillers hurt?
If you’re not a fan of needles, fillers may be slightly more uncomfortable for you.
The good news is that we provide pain management in the form of numbing our clients. In addition, the fillers have numbing agents in them, too!
Because of this, many of our patients tell us they experience very little pain or discomfort during and after receiving fillers at DejaVu Med Spa in Lone Tree.
Our physicians are pros at administering fillers in a way that’s easy and effective.
Plus, we apply a topical anaesthetic in the form of a cream prior to the injection.
Afterwards, you may feel some swelling or bruising; this is a typical reaction to receiving fillers. Swelling should subside within a few hours, and bruising a few days.
What are the side effects of fillers?
Because filler injections are minimally invasive, side effects are very uncommon.
A few side effects of fillers we’ve seen in the past include reactions to the needle/injection process in general, including redness, numbness, bruising, and swelling.
Your DejaVu Med Spa expert will thoroughly cover all of this information with you before you receive your injection.
Can I get Botox in my lips?
Botox does not add volume to the skin. It is only designed to relax the targeted muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. That said, Botox is a great option for smoothing the fine lines around the mouth.
If you’re looking to plump your lips to make them look more voluminous, fillers are the way to go.
Can I make facial expressions with Botox?
Unlike what pop culture would lead you to believe, Botox does not change your facial expressions.
The difference is that, after receiving Botox, your expressions won’t be accompanied by the wrinkles of the skin that they once did.
Please feel free to tell us any and all of your concerns during your initial consultation with our team and we’ll be able to discuss with you all of the risks, benefits, potential side effects, and more.
What do fillers feel like?
Each patient has his or her own skin sensitivities.
The point of fillers is to create a smooth appearance in the skin; when done correctly, you should not and will not feel any kind of “lump” underneath your skin.
After all, we want you to feel as good as you look!
What other questions do you have about fillers?
Feel free to contact DejaVu Med Spa in Lone Tree anytime!
We’d be happy to walk you through the process of receiving fillers, and the amazing results you can see after your very first treatment.
Get fillers at DejaVu Med Spa Lone Tree
Have you visited DejaVu Med Spa? Let us know your area of concern and our online Virtual Consultation tool will tell you the best treatment for what you’re experiencing.
Whatever the occasion, or even if there’s no occasion at all, there’s no reason not to look and feel your best. We can help. DejaVu Med Spa has helped dozens of our clients improve their skin with Botox and fillers in Lone Tree.
See our guide for beauty and how we can best accentuate your features by visiting us at our Lone Tree location. Schedule a fun, educational, and (best of all) complimentary consultation today.
We’ll also review your skin using the Visia Analysis system to check for texture, pores, UV damage, discoloration, and more so we may better and more accurately pinpoint how best to treat you and your skin, unique to you.