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Toronto Dermal Filler: How Is It Different from Botox?

The terms “Botox” and “filler” are often used interchangeably, as both are injectable treatment options designed to combat common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

However, while they have similar objectives, they achieve these goals in different ways. If you are interested in Botox or dermal filler, it is important to be aware of how Toronto dermal filler is different from Botox to determine which treatment option is right for you.

Treating Downturned Corners

The Procedure

Dermal filler: With age, the skin becomes thinner and dryer as our supply of hyaluronic acid diminishes. As a result, the skin is less supported, which leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, telltale signs of aging. These cosmetic procedures are designed to counteract the impact that a loss of collagen and elastin has on the skin. Dermal filler specifically targets these folds and wrinkles, lifting and smoothing the skin and adding volume to the face to restore a more youthful appearance.

This procedure, which utilizes hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally within the body, is incredibly safe and effective. It leads to dramatic, long-lasting results. Using a tiny needle, Dr. Torgerson, a renowned plastic surgeon, injects hyaluronic acid into the treatment area.

These procedures are effective in treating downturned corners of the mouth (known as marionette lines or oral commissures), tear trough or orbital hollowing under the eyes, and smile lines or laugh lines, known as nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers are also used for patients interested in lip filler in Toronto.

Botox: Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a natural, purified protein that is used to relax the facial muscles that are responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. It is injected into the muscles in the upper face such as the glabellar lines or frown lines between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet around the eyes.

Longevity of Results

Ideal Candidates

Dermal filler: Toronto dermal filler is suitable for a wide range of patients and appeals to people hoping to counteract the aging process as well as those who wish to add structure or volume to the face.

Botox: Botox, which has been used extensively in medicine, is also effective in treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox is also appropriate for a variety of patients. However, it is best suited to people who are interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in order to rejuvenate their skin. It typically targets frown lines between the eyebrows as well as moderate to severe crow’s-feet.

Dermal filler: In most cases, dermal filler can be injected by your Toronto plastic surgeon in as little as 30 to 45 minutes with minimal discomfort. The results, which are apparent immediately, typically last 18 months. However, in some cases, they may last up to 2 years.

Botox: The effects of Botox, on the other hand, take several days to appear and will gradually fade within 3 to 6 months.

Although you can resume normal day-to-day activities immediately afterwards, both dermal filler and Botox injections may result in slight bruising or swelling, which will diminish within 24 hours and can easily be concealed with makeup.

State-Of-The-Art Surgical Facility

Our facility offers a luxurious, comfortable and private setting for consultations and surgery with a waiting room that is both spacious and inviting. Although we hope you don’t have to spend too much time waiting to see Dr. Torgerson, within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease.

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