What’s the Difference Between Neuromodulators and Fillers?
Botox® and dermal fillers are often used interchangeably but address different aesthetic concerns. Botox® is a neuromodulator that works by blocking nerve receptors and controlling muscle movement. Frowns, scowls, and smiles result in forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and crow’s feet because the skin, over time, doesn’t bounce back as quickly. Botox® blocks these nerves, preventing muscles from moving as much, giving your skin a chance to repair itself. Wrinkles fade and new ones aren’t permitted to form. Botox® can even be used around the mouth to correct a gummy smile and minimize movement that deepens nasolabial folds.
The Juvéderm® line of dermal fillers are gels made of hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules, which the body naturally produces to provide nutrients, and hydration to the skin. These gels are used to fill in wrinkles and hollows near the eyes, folds and lines around the mouth and nose, and add volume to cheeks and lips. They also restore the overall shape of your face from shifts gravity imposes on the tissues. The right Juvéderm® filler for you depends on your goals and treatment area you’re perfecting.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most everyone tolerates both Botox® and Juvéderm® fillers well. A complete consultation at Rejuve Med Spa can help you decide the best combination of these injectables for your aesthetic concerns.