Botox or Dermal Fillers: Which Option Is Right for You?

You don’t have to be troubled by facial imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, or lost volume anymore. Thanks to safe and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, you can enhance your appearance without the risk or surgery and with little — if any — downtime. 

As an experienced ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Omar Ozgur, MD, also specializes in a variety of injectable cosmetic solutions, including Botox® and dermal fillers, to help you look and feel your best. If you want to enhance your appearance, Dr. Ozgur takes the time to answer your questions, explore your personal medical history, and learn about your goals. 

If you’ve lost volume in your face or find yourself battling wrinkles, you may be a candidate for Botox or dermal fillers. But which one is right for you? Our quick guide can help get you started — and when you’re ready for the transformative results that fillers and Botox can provide, be sure to see Dr. Ozgur.

How Botox and dermal fillers work

Botox is a medical formula made from botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance produced by bacteria. In the 1970s, scientists started using this toxin to treat crossed eyes. Soon after, researchers also discovered that small doses could safely and temporarily paralyze the facial muscles that, when overused, cause fine lines and wrinkles. 

Unlike Botox, which relaxes facial muscles, dermal fillers work by restoring lost volume and plumping up wrinkles when injected underneath your skin. There are many fillers on the market, containing everything from synthetic materials to cow collagen.

Dr. Ozgur uses sterile gels and serums made from hyaluronic acid and other substances that mimic collagen. Once injected, these options can even serve as a foundation that your own collagen builds upon. When you work with Dr. Ozgur, you can rely on cosmetic treatments that are:

Dr. Ozgur administers Botox and dermal fillers via facial injection to treat wrinkling and loss of volume in your skin. But these treatments offer solutions for very different problems.

Enhancing your appearance with Botox and dermal fillers

Botox is a great option if you need to smooth forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, or even the lines between your nose and mouth. To maintain your results, however, you need to get the treatments about every few months. 

On the other hand, dermal fillers, enhance your appearance by adding volume to your face. This approach smooths wrinkles — like the ones around your nose and mouth (whereas Botox treats the lines between them). The results you get from dermal fillers also last much longer, even years, depending on which filler Dr. Ozgur recommends. 

You can use dermal fillers to make your lips fuller or plump up the area below your cheekbones, which can become more hollow as you get older. Fillers even do a spectacular job minimizing acne scars if they’re a nuisance to you.

What to expect from Botox or dermal filler treatments

When you meet with Dr. Ozgur at our conveniently located office in Mission Viejo, California, he talks with you about how you want to enhance your look. He can let you know which of these safe and reliable cosmetic solutions is the better fit for you. 

One word of warning about both Botox and dermal fillers: It’s crucial only to seek treatment from a licensed pro like Dr. Ozgur. Even though many people offer these cosmetic solutions, it’s not safe to get Botox or dermal fillers from someone who hasn’t received specialized training. 

Rest easy; whether you go with Botox, dermal fillers, or a combination of both, you’ll be so thrilled with the results that you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit Dr. Ozgur sooner. Give our office a call at 949-220-2488 or schedule an appointment online.

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