What is the Difference Between Injectables and Botox?

What is the Difference Between Injectables and Botox?

Wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial volume loss are all inevitable aspects of aging. When dealing with these aging-related issues, you may start looking for treatments that can bring back your youthful look. Botox and injectables are two minimally invasive techniques that can help you to look younger. There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to looking at injectable treatments. Botox and injectables are the two types of injectables that are offered by K Plastic Surgery. Although there are similarities, there is a distinct difference between the use of Botox and injectables. To make it easier for you, we have written this article to make sense of the differences.

What Are Injectables Fillers?

Injectables, sometimes referred to as soft tissue fillers, are injectable substances that are injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness. Substances that are used in injectables are hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, and calcium hydroxyapatite. These different components all help to plump up the skin and retain moisture. At K Plastic Surgery we offer these injectables:

Injectables can be used in the cheeks, jaw, mid-face, lips, and hands. These products can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, plump up thin lips and add volume to sunken areas.

What Are the Benefits of Injectables?

Thee are many benefits to using injectables as your go-to anti-aging treatment. Injectables tend to have longer-lasting results than Botox. This is because they contain natural substances, such as hyaluronic acid, which helps to promote the natural production of these substances in your body. Meaning that over time, the results can continuously improve. Most injectables last between 6 months to two years. Another benefit of injectables is that they improve upon multiple concerns. Plus, injectables do not require any recovery time. Meaning, you are free to resume your normal daily activities immediately.

What is Botox?

Botox is a household name in the aesthetics industry. But what is it exactly? It is an injectable form of a botulinum toxin, which is derived from bacteria. The regulated amount of Botox that is given for patients has been safely used for decades. The way that Botox works are by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. By doing so, these nerve signals cannot tell the muscles to contract so they are temporarily frozen. Without the movement of these muscles, wrinkles and lines can be temporarily softened, reduced, or completely removed.

What Can Botox Help Improve?

Botox is used to correct what is known as “dynamic wrinkles.” These are wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement, such as frown lines. Botox treats lines on the upper face between the brows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox is a great option for many because the results are temporary. Botox results last around 4 months, at which time you can get maintenance treatments if you want to keep the results.

Which is Better?

Many people wish to undo the changes that aging has caused them. If you are unhappy with wrinkles and other changes in your face, these two injectable options can be a good solution. Whether or not one is better, is entirely up to the individual. Botox is often the first step in rejuvenating the appearance. However, if you have deeper wrinkles then you may also need an injectable. The best way to know which product is best for you is by meeting with Dr. Kayastha during a consultation appointment. He will examine your face, go over your goals and concerns, and review your health history to recommend the best product for you. With the proper injection of Botox and injectable products, you can notice a change in your appearance. But, injecting these products correctly requires a lot of skill and practice. It should always be performed by a licensed specialist. These treatments can cause adverse effects when not done properly. Our team at K Plastic Surgery are skilled in the use of these products and safely treat patients every day.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are unhappy with the changes that aging has made, then come talk to Dr. Kayastha about Botox and injectables. Every patient can benefit differently from both options. What is important is what the product will make you feel comfortable and confident. To get started, call K Plastic Surgery or fill out an online form.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.