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Botox and Fillers

How to Know If You Need Botox or Fillers:

Whether it’s sagging skin or deep forehead creases, an aging face looks different on everyone. However, with so many anti-aging treatments on the market, your skin doesn’t have to look wrinkled and droopy anymore—no matter how old you are. Thanks to neuromodulator injections like Botox and Xeomin and dermal fillers , you can delay signs of aging for quite some time. 


What is Botox and what is it used to treat?
“Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily preventing movement of the underlying muscle." Traditionally, Botox is used to treat wrinkles that occur when you use your muscles to make a facial expression, usually on the upper face. 


What are fillers and what are they used to treat?
“Fillers are injectable substances that are used to fill lines and replace lost volume. “Unlike Botox, which is best for lines that occur with muscle contraction, fillers are best for lines that are present even when muscles are not contracting.” One of the most common uses for fillers is to treat deep nasolabial folds (better known as laugh lines or marionette lines). Additionally, fillers are also used to recontour and replenish volume, especially in the cheeks, midface or lips.


How can patients tell if they need Botox or fillers to rejuvenate their face?
If areas of concern are accentuated with facial expression, then a neuromodulator is likely the most appropriate treatment. If, on the other hand, the concern is deeper lines that remain even when the face is at rest, areas that appear hollow or sagging, or even just a desire for more volume, then filler is the better option.


Who should avoid neuromodulators?
You should avoid neuromodulators if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an infection in the area of injection, are allergic to any of the components within Botox, or have a coexistent muscle or nerve condition.


Who should avoid dermal fillers?
Avoid dermal fillers If you are allergic to any of the components, including lidocaine that maybe mixed with the filler. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have an infection in the area of injection, you should also avoid fillers.

At Great Neck Medical Spa we offer:

  • Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau, Daxxify

  • Allergan: Juvederm Ultra Plus Xc, Voluma, Volbella,Vollure

  • Galderma: Restylane, Restylane lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Kysse

  • Merz: Radiesse, Belotero

  • Sculptra

  • Revanesse: Versa, LIPS+

  • Revance: RHA Redendity, RHA 2, RHA 3, RHA 4

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

Call us at Great Neck medical spa to schedule a free consultation

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