The primary difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers is the types of wrinkles it can correct. BOTOX® treats dynamic wrinkles: the fine lines in your face caused by constricted facial muscles. BOTOX® works by blocking the signals that cause these muscles to contract, allowing them to relax for the first time, which smooths out the contours of your face. Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles that occur in the dermal layer of your skin, replenishing the lost volume that caused them.
Some of the most common types of dynamic wrinkles that BOTOX® can address are:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Lines around your nose
- Wrinkles between your eyebrows
- Lines on the neck
If you have static wrinkles in addition to dynamic wrinkles, you may want to combine BOTOX® treatment with a dermal filler to obtain the best possible results. Dr. Kleto will analyize your facial skin and help you determine which treatment – or combination of treatments – will best address your needs, providing you with the fresh, rejuvenated look you’re after.
If you have further questions about BOTOX®, please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. today or call 865-524-2442 to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Knoxville, Sevierville, and Knox County, Tennessee.