Hyaluronic acid and botox: which is best for facial rejuvenation?

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Hyaluronic acid and botox: which is best for facial rejuvenation?

Hyaluronic acid and botox: which is best for facial rejuvenation?

Nowadays, aesthetic medicine offers a wide range of treatments to give the face a more youthful, fresh and dynamic appearance. Among the most widespread are hyaluronic acid and botox injections. How do you choose between the two, and to what extent are they complementary? Let’s take a look at Centre Epilium’s expertise in this field.

What are hyaluronic acid and botox injections in aesthetic medicine?

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule naturally present in tissues, notably in the skin, and plays a major role in maintaining hydration and firmness.

Used in injections, it acts on 3 levels thanks to its moisturizing, volumizing and restructuring properties. Its degree of cross-linking, i.e. its level of fluidity, determines its specific action on the treated areas.

Thanks to its great versatility, it will be able to fight against the effects of time and act on :

  • Volume loss
  • Skin refining
  • The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tissue sagging (facial contours, jowls, etc.)

Botox injections

Botox acts on wrinkles and furrows by blocking the nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. Precisely injected into targeted areas, it relaxes muscles and reduces the appearance of expression lines.

Its action on muscle contraction gives the face a more rested appearance and smoothes out wrinkles formed by repeated facial expressions: frowning forehead, eyebrows, eyes…

Which areas of the face can be treated?

Hyaluronic acid and botox injections can be used to treat many areas of the face, each with its own specific characteristics.

Treatment of wrinkles and furrows

Hyaluronic acid is used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging skin. Hyaluronic acid is injected under the skin using micro-needles or very fine cannulas to restore tension and smooth wrinkles.

It both restores tissue tone and suppleness and fills in missing volumes in the :

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Folds of bitterness
  • Around the lips
  • Eye contour

Botox has a different action, since it can reduce marked features in areas such as :

  • The forehead and brow area
  • The outside of the eye
  • The nose
  • The contour and corners of the mouth
  • The chin
  • The neck

Restoring volumes and shapes

Hyaluronic acid is often used to fill hollow dark circles, which make the face look tired and reveal blood vessels, causing a blue discoloration.

Its structuring properties also enable it to :

  • Redefine the oval of the face, cheekbones and temples
  • Plump and redefine lips
  • Rejuvenate the eyes by enhancing the brow bone
  • Reworking the shape of a nose
  • Correct a receding chin.

Deeply moisturize the skin

In its highly fluid form, hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes the dermis, making it supple and elastic, while stimulating collagen production. Specific treatments such as skinbooster or facial mesotherapy are also available.

Should you choose between hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin to rejuvenate your face?

These two processes complement each other. Hyaluronic acid is ideal for restoring lost volume, filling in wrinkles and restoring facial freshness, while botox is especially effective for reducing expression lines and preventing their appearance.

In some cases, their combined use can deliver remarkable results in terms of volume restoration, wrinkle reduction and overall rejuvenation. Your doctor will be able to offer you a completely customized treatment, guaranteeing natural, harmonious results.

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