We all know the never-ending battle against fine lines and wrinkles—to ward off signs of aging, more and more of our patients at Beyond Beautiful are embracing non-surgical, injectable treatments. Injectable treatments allow for a subtle refresh, building on your own natural beauty without drastically changing your appearance.

With numerous options promising a youthful appearance, it can be hard to know which treatment is right for you. Patients commonly come to us wondering: Is one better than the other? What is the difference between them? Here, we hope to break down the main differences and answer these questions.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Juvederm)

Hyaluronic acid fillers smooth wrinkles by adding volume to the skin. Occurring naturally in our bodies, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gives the skin a natural fullness and elasticity. As we age, our body’s ability to produce HA lessens, leaving our skin tired, creased, and wrinkled. When properly injected, an HA filler, like Juvederm, gives support to our facial structure and tissues—creating a pillow-like fullness. Restoring youthfulness, Juvederm:

  • Hydrates and Moisturizes
  • Plumps Tissues
  • Firms Skin

Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is a purified toxin. Due to its overwhelming popularity—not to mention the countless celebrity endorsements—Botox remains the most well-known. A purified toxin, Botulinum Toxin targets wrinkle forming muscles directly—Botox blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, allowing the muscle to temporarily relax. By relaxing the muscle, Botox reduces:

  • Frown Lines: Wrinkles that develop in between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s Feet: Wrinkles that develop on the outer corner of the eyes
  • Worry Lines: Forehead Creases and Wrinkles

Volumizing Filler (Radiesse)

Replenishing volume lost due to aging, Radiesse provides immediate results. More so, made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Radiesse stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen—allowing for subtle improvements over the following year. Radiesse is particularly effective in correcting:

  • Nasolabial Folds: Deep folds between the nose and mouth
  • Marionette Lines: Folds around the corners of the mouth
  • Smooth and fill in depressed scars and contour deficiencies

What Injectable is Right for You?

Dr. Khattab’s highly experienced team will determine what product is best for you. In many cases, we may suggest a combination approach—using both a filler and a treatment like Botox. By combining injectable treatments, we are able to address one problem area from multiple angles allowing us to create a look that fully meets your expectations.

Used individually or as a combination, each of these injectable treatments work to rejuvenate and refresh aging skin. Are you excited to learn more? Please, schedule a consultation at Beyond Beautiful today!