Botox, Fillers, and a Beautiful You

BOTOXThroughout the past decade, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the world of beauty. While we are more understanding of the process of aging, many men and women continue to mitigate the passage of time with aesthetic treatments ranging from cosmetic lifts to sophisticated non-surgical procedures to the simplest of them all: injectables. We are pleased to offer an array of services to our patients in Seattle and Renton, as well as a high level of personal care that leads to gorgeous results.

Neuromodulators and dermal fillers are solutions that millions of people have been turning to for over a decade. “Neuromodulator” is a category of treatment into which Botox and Dysport fall. Because both methods of wrinkle-reduction are so common, many people group fillers and neuromodulators into the same class. The truth is, there are differences between these products that may make each suitable for particular concerns.

Botox and Dysport

A neuromodulator is a drug used to temporarily relax muscles. These drugs have been used therapeutically for decades, reducing the symptoms of muscle dystonia and conditions such as blepharospasm. On a cosmetic level, products like Botox and Dysport have provide fast, effective relief from the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. You know them, those worry lines your teenager gave you; the frown lines that developed between your brow. Since initial FDA-approval, neuromodulators have extended their reach into the treatment of sagging brows, platysmal bands, crow’s feet, and more. What’s even more captivating than how these drugs can resolve mild to moderate wrinkles is how beneficial they can be in the prevention of facial aging.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft tissue fillers, or dermal fillers, are also used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, these products act in a different way when introduced to the superficial tissue beneath the skin. Many of the dermal fillers that have been become popular are based on hyaluronic acid. They smooth lines by enticing water molecules into the area. Another filler that we use, Sculptra, has a base of Polylactic acid. The mechanism of this product is to stimulate fibroblasts so they produce collagen for long-term gain.

If you’re unsure of which type of product you need, don’t let that stop you from addressing your aesthetic concerns. Our extensive training and clinical knowledge helps us determine the type of aging affecting your skin, and how to provide you with the beautiful results you want.

Contact Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seattle or Renton by calling 206-859-5777.


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