How Are Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers Different?

Aesthetic injectables are popular solutions to address aging signs, lost volume and definition, and other concerns. However, neuromodulators like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvéderm do not have the same qualities and purposes. Understanding how either or both can benefit you helps you determine whether you’d like to pursue this type of treatment.

Consulting a reputable aesthetician or dermatologist is always an important step so you can get a thorough physical examination and enjoy personalized recommendations. Injectables are a great way to take your first step into cosmetic treatments to enhance your appearance.

How Do Neuromodulators Work?

Neuromodulators block the signals between the muscles and the brain, which allows your muscles to relax, which creates fewer lines and a more rested and youthful appearance. Most of the time, cosmetic providers recommend this type of injection for the face although they can also smooth certain lines in the neck area.

You can expect to see results a few days after your initial treatment and the results will continue to become more visible as you complete your initial treatment cycle depending on your needs.

What Can Neuromodulators Treat?

As muscle relaxants, neuromodulators help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, including:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Smiles lines
  • Marionette lines

Neuromodulators can also address medical concerns such as specific headaches and excessive perspiration. You can usually expect your results to last about four months.

What Neuromodulators Exist?

Although Botox has been the staple in neuromodulators for decades, your aesthetician may also recommend Dysport, Jeuveau, or Xeomin. All use Botulinum toxin type A, but their dosage and formulation vary. For example, Xeomin does not include the protein type that the other neuromodulators do.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers come in more variety than neuromodulators, but they all aim to restore volume in the face, which adds definition, smooths skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An adequate combination of dermal fillers can even create a liquid face lift without needing surgery.

The formulation varies from one brand and specific product to another, but many popular fillers use hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in your body. You can expect results to last longer than neuromodulators, usually six to 18 months. Your provider can recommend one or more treatments to achieve specific results.

Popular Dermal Fillers

Some lines of products like Juvéderm and Restylane offer various fillers to address specific concerns or facial areas. Other dermal fillers like Kybella have a primary purpose, in this case treating double chins. Your provider can recommend one or more fillers to help you achieve your desired results.

What Aesthetic Concerns Can Dermal Fillers Address?

  • Face contouring
  • Moderate to severe static wrinkles
  • Plump lips
  • Restore lost volume
  • Soften facial folds

Dermal fillers can also help boost your body’s natural production of collagen, an important protein that participates in your skin’s youthfulness. With such fillers, you can usually expect longer-lasting results.

Can I Get Both Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers?

Yes, you can! Your aesthetician or dermatologist can recommend a combination of both types of injectables to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Since they do not address the same types of wrinkles and concerns, using both can create natural-looking and lasting results.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Injectables?

  • FDA-approved products
  • Effective for virtually all skin types and tones
  • More affordable than plastic surgery
  • Non-surgical, which means no incision and no scars
  • Quick and convenient treatments that usually take 10 to 30 minutes
  • Painless methods
  • No downtime and only possible minor side effects that dissipate within a few days
  • Results last 4 to 18 months depending on the specific injectable

If you are unsure what types of injectables you need, your provider can discuss your options during your initial consultation and create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Novopelle Med Spa offers a wide range of both neuromodulators and dermal fillers in Dallas. Call us today at (888) 429-7055 or use our online form to schedule a consultation!