When faced with the cost of facial fillers, many people look to muscle relaxers as a more affordable alternative. Unfortunately, this is a misguided substitution. Though they may be cheaper, in reality, muscle relaxers are much less effective and deliver fewer results than professionally applied dermal fillers can.
If you’re currently deciding between dermal fillers and muscle relaxers, think again. Take a minute to learn about the major differences between each below.
Both dermal fillers and muscle relaxers are used in the treatment of wrinkles. The ideal goal of their application is a more youthful facial appearance. However, while muscle relaxers do treat wrinkles and fine lines, that’s about all they do. Dermal fillers are successful at treating facial wrinkles and lines, but they also do much, much more. They can enhance facial volume, smooth out the skin and give a younger, more glowing appearance overall.
Muscle relaxers have been known to prevent normal, comfortable facial movements. When applied to the skin around the mouth, many patients find themselves losing their ability to eat, smile and talk normally. This is because muscle relaxers are used to do exactly that – relax your muscles. On the other hand, dermal fillers are used to add volume and soften facial lines, leaving patients free to move their muscles as they please.
Muscle relaxers tend to be sought after because of their cheaper cost in comparison to dermal fillers. Dermal fillers tend to cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 an area, while muscle relaxers generally cost about $300 an area. The higher cost is well worth it, though. Dermal fillers last for months longer than muscle relaxers, so you’ll save money on applications over time. Additionally, fillers aren’t susceptible to immunity, which can render relaxers useless in just a short amount of time.
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