Hyaluronic acid fillers versus Botox® Injections

Beauty woman in a white shirt with long and shiny wavy hair Dr. Dimitrios Motakis understands that you have a lot of choices available to you when it comes to nonsurgical solutions for the signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds often begin to develop around the age of 30, when the body begins to lose its natural stores of collagen and elastin. To combat this, many patients in the Toronto, ON, area might start with cosmetic injectables designed to target these areas of concern and provide noticeable results. Two popular injectables include hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm®, and neuromodulators, such as Botox®. Let’s learn about the differences between the two and how they are used to achieve a more youthful look!

The Comparisons Between Hyaluronic Acid Injections and Botox® Injections

When you start comparing both hyaluronic acid injections and neuromodulator injections, you can start with their main active ingredient. Juvederm® and other HA fillers are made of a naturally-occurring substance found in the body’s connective tissues, while Botox® and other neuromodulators are derived from a purified form of the bacteria clostridium botulinum toxin. While this may sound scary, it is absolutely safe to use for wrinkles and folds of the face when administered by a skilled professional.

Hyaluronic acid injections are injected directly into the skin to plump it up and smooth away lines, wrinkles, folds, and other signs of aging. These injections act by binding to water molecules beneath the skin surface, resulting in an instant volumizing effect that lasts for up to one year after treatment. Juvederm® and other HA fillers can also restore lost facial volume resulting from aging or weight loss.

Botox® injections work differently. When injected into a specific facial muscle, Botox® and other neuromodulators temporarily paralyze the muscle, causing wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive facial expressions, called dynamic wrinkles, to relax and smooth. The effects of Botox® last for several months before gradually fading away.

Dr. Dimitrios Motakis will discuss with you which injectable is best suited for your individual needs and desired results.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

To learn more about Juvederm® or Botox® injections in Toronto, ON, contact Dr. Dimitrios Motakis at his clinic today! He looks forward to helping you enhance your appearance and look your best when you call for an appointment at 416-925-5775.


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