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When it comes to giving you confidence in your appearance, Reviv Med Spa offers a range of products to exactly suit your needs. Our procedures use both fillers and neurotoxins as injectables, but both are very different as treatment options. Here’s some information to help you understand the difference and what would be the best fit for you.

 

What Are Neurotoxins?

You’ve likely heard of neurotoxins before and didn’t know it. The most common neurotoxins include Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, all of which are frequently used at Reviv Med Spa.

This type of injectable is used to block targeted nerves from activating the facial muscles. The wrinkles within the face and neck region are almost always caused by the repetitive motion of the face, especially in areas such as between the eyebrows, around the eyes and forehead creases. So, when Botox is injected into the forehead, for example, the facial muscles in that area are no longer activated as they normally would, causing a lack of movement and, therefore, fewer wrinkles.

Beyond cosmetic purposes, neurotoxins have been found to be valuable treatment options for select medical conditions, including migraine headaches, muscle spasticity, and TMJ discomfort.

Length of Effectiveness: These types of injections do have to be repeated on a regular basis. In fact, neurotoxins have an approximate
Best Applications: Neurotoxin injections are the most effective for eliminating lines and creases in the forehead area.

 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

As opposed to neurotoxins, dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the face using injectable substances. There are a variety of options that offer different degrees of volume and firmness, making it easier to tailor to a specific application.

Our dermal filler procedures include Radiesse®, Juvéderm, Restylane® and Belotero Balance® Products, which offer a variety of different attributes that can accommodate your specific skin needs and desired cosmetic outcome.

Length of Effectiveness: This can last up to 18 months, depending on the application, patient’s metabolism and area of treatment.
Best Applications: Dermal fillers are highly effective for restoring fullness to cheeks, or even smoothing wrinkles by restoring volume underneath.

 

How Do You Choose?

Choosing the right treatment, as always, is dependent on the patient’s characteristics, as well as the treatment area and desired outcome. As a general rule, dermal fillers are the most common choice for cheek lifts, lip enhancements, and very deep and long lines. For wrinkles that are caused by the movement on the face such as crow’s feet or laugh lines, neurotoxins are typically the treatment of choice.

 

Still Not Sure Which Injectable Is Right For You?

Our team of expert medical professionals at Reviv Med Spa are here to develop a personalized treatment plan for your desired outcome and your personal characteristics.

Reviv Med Spa helps patients in Millbrae, San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City, and San Bruno look and feel their best through seamless cosmetic treatments. Contact us here or call us at 650 697-3339 to book a complimentary consultation!