BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic injectables are a popular option for men and women wanting to smooth unwanted facial lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure. There are multiple different types of injectables available that can address these unwanted signs of aging, with two of the most common being BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers. While each type of injectable can provide beautiful results for the right candidates, each one works in a different way and, therefore, treats different concerns.

As a botulinum toxin, BOTOX Cosmetic works by targeting overactive facial muscles, causing them to relax. This leads to the dynamic wrinkles caused by these contracted muscles, such as when making a facial expression, to become smooth and less noticeable. BOTOX injections are most commonly used for frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. 

Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, act in a different way by adding material to areas of the face that have lost volume due to the aging process. From plumping the lips to filling nasolabial folds, these filler injectables can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the youthful structure of the face.

While BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers work in different ways, they can often complement each other in a more comprehensive treatment plan. To learn which injectable can help you rejuvenate your facial appearance, or if you can benefit from a combination of the two, please contact us to schedule your consultation.