Is Microneedling Better Than BOTOX?
It is impossible to stop the aging process altogether, but slowing its progression might be nice! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a treatment that can help you age gracefully and keep them wondering about your real age? Both BOTOX and microneedling produce remarkable results – but which one is better? The answer lies in what each treatment can do for your skin.
Should I try BOTOX?
BOTOX falls into the family of cosmetic injectables known as neuromodulators or neurotoxins. Made from a purified form of botulinum toxin A, BOTOX has been the gold standard in wrinkle relaxation since it came onto the scene more than a decade ago. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX smooths lines and wrinkles for a more alluring, ageless finish.
How does BOTOX work?
Injecting BOTOX into the muscles of the face intercepts the signals sent from your central nervous system causing those muscles to contract. By temporarily paralyzing these muscles, BOTOX prevents the many facial contractions you create all day long. The smoothing effect not only refreshes your appearance, but it also prevents new wrinkles from forming.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, or “collagen induction therapy,” is quickly gaining popularity as one of the most sought-after treatments for facial rejuvenation. It is performed using a handheld device that has a series of very fine needles. This device penetrates the surface of the facial skin creating “micro-injuries.” These injuries signal your body’s immune system to increase its production of collagen and elastin and build healthy, new skin cells. Over time, your skin looks more youthful, radiant, and full of life.
How is it different than BOTOX?
Rather than halting the motion of your facial muscles to smooth away lines and creases, microneedling stimulates the production of new skin cells smoothing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone or texture, hyperpigmentation, and areas of skin laxity. A series of microneedling treatments provides powerful rejuvenation, giving you younger-looking skin without the need for fillers, BOTOX, or invasive surgery.
For long-term results…
For those who are seeking natural results without the need for cosmetic injectables, microneedling can produce a remarkable improvement in your overall skin quality. When used as a regular part of your skincare routine, microneedling is an effective anti-aging therapy, as it calls upon your body’s immune system to rejuvenate your skin. As people turn toward more natural treatments, you may find that over time, microneedling can keep you looking younger, far longer. If you have deep lines and creases on your forehead, between your brows, or crow’s feet, BOTOX can do wonders. The answer to the question “which is best” lies in lies in your individual skin quality and condition – you may need both!
Why should I choose SGK?
As one of the most exceptional board-certified plastic surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Sugene Kim is known for her unparalleled level of artistry and the ability to produce excellent outcomes for her patients. Dr. Kim is passionate about providing her patients with cutting-edge techniques and therapies to help them look and feel their best. She provides each patient with an individualized treatment plan to help them realize their aesthetic vision with skin treatments to help you have a youthful, radiant glow – that looks like you!