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Botox or Fillers? Which Aesthetic Treatment is Right for Me?

You wake up in the morning, full of energy. You feel great, ready to tackle your day. And then you glance in the mirror. Instead of seeing the face of a young woman looking forward to taking on the world, you see lines and wrinkles that remind you more of your mother than yourself.

What’s a woman to do?

If age-related skin changes are getting you down, it might be time to consider aesthetic treatments at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey. Our team of care providers, led by Dr. Maria Sophocles and Dr. Shyama Mathews, offers treatments that help your skin look younger and fresher, including BotoxⓇ and fillers.

Our experts share advice about which aesthetic treatments might be right for you.

Aging and your skin

As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity and its youthful appearance. Lines and wrinkles appear as collagen and fat beneath your skin decrease. Changes can be even worse if you’ve frequently subjected your skin to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, cigarette smoke, and other damaging elements.

Common locations for lines and wrinkles include your forehead, the area around your eyes, and the skin around your nose, cheeks, and mouth.

Botox treatment for wrinkles

Botox is a treatment made with a compound known as botulinum toxin Type A. Botox is actually a type of neurotoxin that affects nerves. By blocking nerve signals for certain facial muscles, Botox helps the muscles relax, creating a smoother appearance that can minimize wrinkles related to facial expressions.

For most people, Botox treatments can diminish the appearance of wrinkles for up to four months. If you’re troubled by wrinkles, Botox may be the right treatment for you.

Dermal fillers for volume

Aging can cause your skin to become thinner and lose volume. When this happens, you may notice more creases, lines, and sags around your eyes, nose, mouth, or cheeks.

Fillers can help restore lost skin volume by filling in to replace some of the fat that disappears with age. Also known as “injectables” or “dermal fillers,” these substances are injected into your skin to plump it up.

More than 1 million people opt to have injectable dermal filler treatments each year, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

If you’re most concerned about a loss of volume, lines, or creases in your face, fillers may be the right treatment choice for you.

Aesthetic care for all of your age-related skin issues

No matter what kind of facial skin concerns you have, we can help. Our aesthetics care providers can evaluate your skin and recommend treatments that deliver the results you seek. To make an appointment, call our office at 609-246-5541 or use our online booking tool.

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