Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you can't keep looking young. Many different non-evasive medical procedures allow you to keep your youthful appearance throughout the years. Most people know about Botox, but what they don't know is that Botox is not their only option. Another procedure called Sculptra allows you to look younger over time. Here is a comparison of Sculptra and Botox so you can see the differences for yourself.

Sculptra fills what Botox freezes

Botox works by injecting a small amount of a toxin into your face. It blocks the signals that allow your nerves and muscles to communicate. The lack of communication freezes your facial muscles, which in turn, keeps your face from relaxing and wrinkles from appearing.

Sculptra works by injecting a dermal filler into your face. The filler replenishes collagen that you lose over time, causing your skin to loosen and wrinkle. The replenishing collagen allows even deep facial wrinkles to disappear.

Botox is instant while Sculptra is gradual

The botulinum toxin freezes your facial muscles instantly. This means that you will walk away from your procedure looking younger than when you went in. Since Sculptra is a filler, it may take a few sessions depending on the extent of your collagen loss. Sculptra works over time to give you a more natural, youthful appearance.

Botox lasts a couple months while Sculptra lasts a couple years

It may seem tempting to go with what works the quickest, but quick isn't always better. Botox may be quick to work, but it's also quick to stop working. Botox only lasts about four to six months before you need new injections. After you finish your Sculptra sessions, your beautiful, young appearance will last around two years.

Sculptra has less serious side effects

Every procedure has risks. Some are much worse than others. The risks associated with Sculptra include

  • Injection site pain
  • Redness and swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Tenderness to injection site

These side effects are all non-life threatening and will not be experienced by everyone. Unfortunately, Botox has much more serious risks. These side effects include

  • Dry eyes
  • Trouble speaking
  • Vision problems
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Crooked smile
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Trouble breathing

They say patience is a virtue. Having patience and going through a couple sessions of Sculptra seems to be a better idea based on the facts. Naturally removing your wrinkles by replenishing the collagen in your face has much less risks than injecting toxins into your muscles for immediate results. Your look will be beautiful, natural, and last a couple of years. Talk to a professional like Dermatherapy for more information.