Dermal Fillers vs Neurotoxins: What’s the Difference?

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Dermal Fillers vs Neurotoxins: What’s the Difference?

People seeking relief from wrinkles and crow’s feet often see both dermal fillers and neurotoxins as possible solutions. But what’s the difference, and how do they treat wrinkles? At Colorado Skin & Vein, we are often one of the first clinics in Colorado and even the US to bring the latest in dermal filler and neurotoxin technology to our patients.

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How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

The purpose of dermal fillers, such as Revanesse® Versa™, is to fill in facial volume loss due to aging. Our face changes shape as we age, becoming more angular and losing the roundness of youth. This is most obvious in the hollows of the cheeks and under the eyes. Revanesse® Versa™ is not like other dermal fillers because of how it’s made. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules, which the body naturally produces to provide the skin with vital nutrients and hydration. Versa™ is different because the HA molecules are a higher molecular weight, making it perfect for filling moderate to severe lines and folds, plump cheeks, and enhancing lips. The wet-milling manufacturing process of Versa™ produces spherical HA molecule links, which improve integration with tissues, leading to less swelling and longer-lasting filler.

How Do Neurotoxins Work?

Everyone’s heard of Botox® to pause aging by smoothing forehead lines, brow furrows, and crow’s feet. Colorado Skin & Vein is proud to offer a more effective, cost-saving alternative in Jeuveau™. In both medications, the active ingredient is derived from botulinum toxin, which blocks nerves in the forehead and around the eyes. These nerves control the muscles responsible for the movement that creates wrinkles. Jeuveau™ suspends the movement of these muscles, giving the wrinkled skin time to repair and renew itself through collagen and new skin cells. Your forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and crow’s feet smooth out giving you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Neurotoxins have been approved by the FDA for nearly 20 years, and are well tolerated by most patients. Because HA molecules in dermal fillers are a naturally occurring substance in the body, even the most sensitive of patients receive treatment with little trouble. Schedule a consultation with us to find out which treatment is right for you.

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What is the Treatment Like?

Both Jeuveau™ and Revanesse® Versa™ are injectables, so the treatment is fast and only as painful as the pinch of a needle. Some patients report sensitivity at the injection site, but this fades within hours.

When Will I See Results?

With Revanesse® Versa™ your results are immediate, though it may take a week or two for the filler to fully settle into its final position. Results with Jeuveau™ may take up to 10 days to fully set, whereas Botox® can take up to 2 weeks. Your muscles are relaxed for a full 5 months, and patients accustomed to the medication may see results last even longer.

Dr. David Verebelyi and the Colorado Skin & Vein team take pride in being at the forefront of the cosmetic rejuvenation industry. Our injection specialists are highly trained and certified in the art of cosmetic injections, so you could not be in safer, more caring hands to combat the signs of aging with Versa™ and Jeuveau™

The staff at Colorado Skin & Vein is very helpful and always makes sure to answer any questions during visits. I can tell that they truly care about the patient experience. Thank you Dr. Verebelyi and Team!

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By | 2020-07-14T06:39:32-06:00 May 20th, 2020|Brotox, Dermal Fillers|Comments Off on Dermal Fillers vs Neurotoxins: What’s the Difference?
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