Botox and Fillers: What’s the Difference, and Which One Is Right for Me?

Have you been searching for solutions to combat the signs of aging? Botox or dermal fillers may be the solution you seek. We, at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa, will help you determine which treatment works best for you depending on your needs and aesthetic goals. We are here to help you enjoy radiant skin once again!


What Is Botox?

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator formulated of Botulinum Toxin A. It temporarily alters the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, reducing the appearance of contraction-induced wrinkles. It has been shown to be safe for use on all skin types and colors. There is minimal downtime, and most people can resume activities immediately after treatment.

Patients report smoother, more wrinkle-free skin within two to three days after treatment, with the full effects after two weeks. Results typically last up to three to six months, then muscle movement gradually returns, and the wrinkles start reappearing. You may need treatment every three to six months for best results. With time, the intervals between treatments may increase because the muscles become more relaxed and will require less maintenance.


What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid-based gels that instantly add volume to improve age-related volume loss. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the human body. It functions to hydrate tissue and plays a part in increasing the skin's strength and elasticity.

As people get older and produce less hyaluronic acid, they may begin to lose structure and volume. Dermal fillers counteract aging through the restoration of lost volume and shape, and by lifting sagging skin to regain the youthful contours.

Dermal fillers have many uses. They can plump thin lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars, and reconstruct contour deformities in the face. Most patients report an increase in volume and fullness and a lifting of sagging skin immediately after treatment, with results lasting up to two years.


Are You Ready to Turn Back the Clock?

Contact us at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa to learn more about Botox and Fillers, and to determine which treatment works best for you. Our highly trained and experienced team is committed to offering the best care available at our state-of-the-art facility. We look forward to helping you restore your youthful, radiant look!

*Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.