BOTOX® VS Dermal Fillers: What is the Difference? – RodeoSurgicalArt


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BOTOX® VS Dermal Fillers: What is the Difference?

When the signs of age become noticeable, it can be difficult to know what aesthetic treatments will showcase your best features while still keeping your appearance natural and refreshed. Do you need neurotoxins like BOTOX® or would dermal fillers better suit you? Dr. David Mashhadian’s artistry and expertise with injectables can help you decide which treatment can keep you looking your best for years to come.


How Does BOTOX® Work?

Neurotoxins such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have a big impact without a lot of recovery time. When age begins to slow skin repair from dynamic muscle movement such as

smiling and frowning, wrinkles form and contribute to an older, exhausted appearance. Neurotoxins can temporarily suspend muscle movement to allow the skin time to repair itself. Wrinkles between the brows, across the forehead, and around the eyes diminish, leaving patients looking younger and more vibrant.

Using tiny needles with precise doses of the chosen neurotoxin, Dr. Mashhadian strategically pauses dynamic facial movement while still allowing your personality to shine through. There are no frozen, surprised, or overdone results at Rodeo Surgical Art.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® take a different approach to treating age-related concerns like wrinkles and volume loss. As time affects the viability of collagen fibers—the skin’s most vital support network—the skin can lose firmness and begin to sag. Fatty tissues can shift downward, leaving cheeks looking gaunt and eyes appearing hollow.

These dermal fillers replace lost volume while also boosting collagen production to help your skin remain firm and supple, staying youthful for longer. Each of the dermal filler options used by Rodeo Surgical Art are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules in different linked configurations which determine the consistency and viscosity of the gel.

Thinner gels are used in delicate areas around the eyes or to plump lips, while thicker gels can restore lost cheek volume and elevate the tissues to a more youthful facial contour.


Botox VS Dermal Fillers Infographic


Am I a Good Candidate for Injectable Treatments?

If signs of aging are getting ahead of your regular skincare routine, perhaps your youthful features can be restored with neurotoxin or dermal filler treatment at Rodeo Surgical Art. These procedures are safe for most anyone unhappy with wrinkles around their forehead, eyes, and mouth, or lost volume of the cheeks and lips.

A consultation with Dr. Mashhadian can determine which treatment will best suit your aesthetic goals and facial features.


What’s the Procedure Like?

Dr. Mashhadian performs all injectable treatments himself at Rodeo Surgical Art, so you get the benefit of his years of experience and extensive training in creating beautiful, natural results that preserve your youth, beauty, and personality. Local anesthetic is available for patients nervous about needles, and the dermal fillers at Rodeo Surgical Art all contain lidocaine to make each injection less painful than the one before.

Precision injection techniques and exacting doses of each medication give Dr. Mashhadian’s patients a renewed appearance without fear of an overdone or plastic result.

It’s normal to experience some injection site tenderness and bruising, but these will resolve in a few hours or a couple of days, depending on your treatment choice. Both neurotoxins and dermal fillers have a long track record of safety and efficacy when administered by a physician of Dr. Mashhadian’s talent and credentials.

You should be back to your normal routine immediately following your appointment at Rodeo Surgical Art.

What Results Can I Expect?

With neurotoxin treatment, you’ll notice a visible reduction of dynamic wrinkles beginning 5-10 days following your injections, with smoother skin around your eyes and forehead. You can expect neurotoxin results to last 4-6 months before maintenance is necessary. Repeated treatments may prolong the time between sessions as muscles acclimate to the medication.

Results with dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the formula and treatment area. They are a great semi-permanent way to look younger for longer without resorting to more invasive surgical procedures. Many patients in their 30s use dermal fillers as a preventative measure against aging and volume loss.

The use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, alone or in combination, can reverse years off your appearance and keep you looking young for longer than ever. They’re a great long-term solution to put off the need for a facelift or more invasive treatment. Let Rodeo Surgical Art help you stay more youthful for longer than ever with injectable treatments.

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