Facial Fillers vs. BOTOX

Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, San Jose and Silicone Valley patients who want to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their face may be caught up in the brand names: BOTOX ®, JUVÉDERM, RADIESSE, and so on. At Sani Aesthetics, we offer many of these solutions, and we make recommendations based on the patient’s needs, his or her goals, and a thorough medical examination. Only then do we advise on a treatment plan.

That said, it’s important to understand the difference between facial fillers—a category into which products like BELOTERO ®, RESTYLANE®, JUVEDERM®, and VOLUMA® fall—and BOTOX, DYSPORT®, and XEOMIN® San Jose and Silicone Valley patients who visit our practice will receive a complete overview, but the below should offer a good starting point.

What is a Facial Filler?

Facial fillers in Los Gatos are aesthetic products that add volume to targeted areas of the face. You might benefit from a facial filler if you have wrinkles around the mouth or nose, for example.

A filler reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by adding support and volume just below the surface of the skin. It literally fills in the areas in which wrinkles form. Certain products can also promote collagen production so that your skin improves on its own with time. Different facial fillers are formulated in different ways and indicated for varying types of lines and wrinkles.

How Does This Differ from BOTOX?

Some San Jose and Los Gatos Botox patients may be better suited to BOTOX than to a filler. BOTOX…

  • Is based on a botulinum toxin treatment.
  • Reduces the activity of certain muscles and nerves that form facial lines and wrinkles.
  • Allows skin to appear smoother, even when you are changing expressions, frowning, or smiling.

Dr. Sani can advise you whether facial fillers or BOTOX is the best approach. He may recommend BOTOX for resolving crow’s feet, frown lines, and other features that age the face, as the product has proven its effectiveness over its years in medical and aesthetic use.

Schedule your initial consultation with Sani Aesthetics to learn about BOTOX. San Jose and Silicone Valley patients can call our practice at 408-740-5878 or reach us online.