BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

By now you’ve probably heard of the incredible facial-rejuvenation power of injectable treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers. They are the enemy of unwanted wrinkles, lines, and folds, and can work wonders to help you achieve a more youthful look. At Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, we offer a wide variety of these treatments, each specifically designed to address a certain area of the face or symptom of the aging process.

However, while having options is always a good thing, choosing the right treatment for you can sometimes be an overwhelming ordeal. This is why our experts are here to help you cut through the noise and easily navigate our catalog of injectables. The following is a side-by-side comparison of each of the age-defying injectable treatments available in our New Orleans office.

BOTOX®One of the most well known cosmetic treatments available today, BOTOX® can diminish wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and between the eyes for a more youthful, radiant look.

Area: Forehead, between the eyes, around the eyes

Dysport®Similar to BOTOX®, Dysport treats moderate to severe signs of aging by controlling the contraction of muscles. It is excellent for treating frown lines.

Area: Forehead, between the eyes, around the eyes 

Juvéderm® UltraWhen it comes to dermal fillers, there are few names as trusted as Juvéderm®. With Juvéderm® Ultra and its counterpart, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus (for the deepest folds and wrinkles), you can renew your skin for a smoother and more vibrant face.

Area: Thin tissue areas like around the nose and mouth

Volbella®The lips are a pivotal part of your look, and Volbella can restore the plump, full lips of your youth. It softens fine lines around the mouth and provides a subtle lift that can last up to a year.

Area: Lips, around the mouth.

Radiesse®We all lose facial volume in the cheeks and around the mouth as we age. However Radiesse® can stimulate the natural production of collagen, and improve the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and lines at the corners of the mouth.

Area: Around the mouth, cheeks, jawline

Restylane®Formulated to replicate naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, a substance responsible for keeping your skin strong, Restylane® can safely and effectively enhance the lips and smooth away lines around the mouth. Variations like Restylane® Lyft® and Restylane® Silk® are also available. Ask one of our expert dermatologists which may be right for you.

Area: Lips, around the mouth, under eyes, cheeks

Voluma®Voluma is a powerful dermal filler that can replace lost facial volume in the cheeks with a subtle, youthful lift. Results have been proven to last up to two years and patients will be able to immediately see results.

Area: Cheeks

Sculptra®Like Voluma, Sculptra® improves the appearance of sunken cheeks and temples, and can restore a youthful elasticity to your face. Sculptra® also stimulates the generation of collagen, a naturally occurring substance that is one of the main components of long lasting vibrant and healthy skin.

Area: Cheeks, temples, jawline 

Belotero Balance®Last but certainly not least! Belotero Balance is extremely effective in lessening the severity of nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, lines at the corner of the mouth, and marionette lines.

Area: Around the mouth

For more information about BOTOX® and dermal fillers, call Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center at 504.227.3873 and schedule a consultation today!

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