While Botox and dermal fillers both fall into the category of cosmetic injectables, they are not one in the same.

In fact, there are some notable differences between them, including how they work and what concerns that they treat.

Continue reading to learn all about Botox in Arlington, including how it compares to dermal fillers.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is designed to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

It is also cleared to treat a number of medical conditions including chronic migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), overactive bladder, and strabismus (crossed eyes).

What Can Botox in Arlington Correct?

Botox in Arlington is ideal for the correction of dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement.

More specifically, Botox addresses expression lines that are common in the upper portion of the face, including horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes.

In addition, Botox can be used off-label for a nonsurgical brow lift and to treat bunny lines, downturned corners of the mouth, a gummy smile, and platysmal bands in the neck.

What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

There are several key differences between dermal fillers and Botox in Arlington.

To start, they are comprised of different substances. Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, while fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid.

In addition, fillers and Botox address different concerns and parts of the face. Botox is used to correct expression lines, that are often found in the upper portion of the face, while fillers are used to restore volume and fill-in static lines in the mid and lower face.

Because of these variations, it is important to discuss treatment goals with your provider in order to choose the injectable that is right for you.

Schedule an Appointment for Botox in Arlington

If you are contemplating Botox in Arlington, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. Marjan Yousefi.

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Marjan Yousefi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin.

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