What is the difference between dermal fillers and neuromodulators?
– Dermal fillers are sterile gels made of hyaluronic acid, a natural molecule present in the body.
The product is injected into the facial tissues to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as enhance areas like lips and cheeks, where volume is desired or has been lost.
– Neuromodulators are medications used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines.
When injected, they cause muscle weakness, relaxation, and/or temporary paralysis of the muscle they are injected in. They are also used for lines that are already present or as a preventative measure.
How long do dermal fillers and neuromodulators last?
– Depending on the areas treated, skin type, and amount injected, dermal fillers may last between 9-12 months, but in some cases, the time may be shorter or longer.
– Neuromodulators typically last between 3-4 months.
3. When can I expect to see results?
– Dermal filler results are immediate and continue to improve over 2-3 days post-injection.
– Neuromodulators can take 7-10 days for full effect, but onset varies depending on the brand.
4. I don’t want to have an expressionless face or look “fake”, how can I avoid this?
– When a patient comes in for the first time for dermal fillers or neuromodulators a thorough consultation with the physician and nurse injector is completed. We customize a treatment plan for that particular patient’s goals and desires. We offer a conservative treatment approach, as we can always add or modify a treatment plan at subsequent visits. This can be done for both dermal fillers and neuromodulators.