Botox Versus Dermal Fillers for Skincare

In this day and age, women (and many men!) are taking advantage of the growing trends in the aesthetics industry. Things like Botox, Facial Fillers, and cosmetic enhancement in general were frowned upon in years past – the changing attitudes and openness of cosmetic enhancement, has made it a regular discussion for mainstream pop culture; giving many a new level of comfort. At Kling Dermatology, Dr. Alan Kling, considered the best dermatologist Upper East Side has to offer, has seen a drastic increase in cosmetic patients looking to eliminate wrinkles, or facial blemishes with some type of injectable. While Botox and Dermal Fillers have become far more common, very few patients have any detailed knowledge on this subject – to better help you understand the difference between them, here is some important information to know.

Considered the best dermatologist Upper East Side NYC has to offer, Dr. Kling has a number of patients who receive regular Botox, or dermal filler injections. Now both of these may seem quite similar, as most dermal fillers, as well as Botox’, main purpose is the removal of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds. They could not be more different in their method of action. Botox is a naturally occurring purified protein, known as the Botulinum toxin-A. This toxin is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and expression lines, because Botox simple works by temporarily relaxing the muscle, it has a number of other purposes as well, and doctors like Dr. Kling have begun to use Botox in dozens of other procedures. From the treatment of hyperhidrosis (overactive sweating), to reducing the size of the chin and nose, or even in some cases, improving sexual disfunction. Considered the best dermatologist Upper East Side Manhattan has to offer, Dr. Kling recommends Botox to many patients as it is extremely safe, and well known, having been tested and had a strong place in aesthetics for close to 20 years!

Dr. Kling, as the best dermatologist Upper East Side patients trust for dermal fillers, works closely with products like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Dermal Fillers are similar in how they are performed, however, they generally are based on replenishing lost compounds and filling the space created by depleted compounds as a result of aging. Compounds like collagen and elastin, are lost with age, and help keep the skin soft, supple, and tight, with that youthful radiant glow. Once these compounds are lost the skin becomes dryer, thinner, and loses its ability to heal as well naturally. Another such compound that diminishes is HA or Hyaluronic Acid; leaving the skin defenseless, and more susceptible to wrinkles, and facial volume loss. Dermal fillers are often Hyaluronic Acid based, and once they are injected into the treatment area, they filler up the area of lost volume, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This process helps to reduce wrinkles, enhance the skin’s look and feel, as well as give the skin a newfound hydrating radiance. Different filler types like the Juvéderm family of fillers work best on certain regions of the face or skin and are often developed in specific formulations to better enhance specific parts. This is well known for its ability to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, and marionette lines around the mouth. Fillers are also used for the lips and can sometimes be used on the body. Both Botox and Dermal Fillers are injected and will greatly help enhance the skin. Their main difference comes from the mechanism of action they use, as Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle responsible for wrinkles and fillers fill the space left behind, which create the wrinkles. For more information or to see which treatment works best for you and your corrective needs, contact Dr. Kling today.