Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

As we age, natural collagen and elastin in the skin decreases which in turn causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. The skin also has hyaluronic acid and as we age this diminishes over time and the face will begin to lose volume and sag.

Botox in FairfaxBotulinum toxin, Botox® is a purified protein which is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause the formation of lines and wrinkles.





Dermal fillers are products that contain hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxlapatite and are used to help lift, restore volume and fill in lines. The chart below indicates a quick snapshot of the difference between Botox and dermal fillers.                                                

                                                          BOTOX                                     VS                                       DERMAL FILLERS

Botox is a Muscle Relaxing agentFillers are Injectable gels comprised of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxlapatite
Brands include Botox, Dysport and XeominBrands include Restylane, Juvederm, Beletoro, Radiesse and Sculptra
Smooths fine lines and wrinklesLifts, stimulates collagen, restores facial volume and shape
Most commonly treated areas are: frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead linesMost commonly treated areas are: cheeks, nasal folds, lips, marionette lines and pre-jowl sulcus
Results last 3 to 5 monthsResults last 6 to 18 months
No downtimeSlight bruising and swelling
Treatment time 15 to 20 minutesTreatment time 30 to 60 min

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