Are Dermal Fillers Better Than Botox?

Botox vs. dermal fillers

The world of aesthetic dermatology can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Understanding which treatment is best for you is key to achieving your desired results. Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most widely used cosmetic treatments that help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Ready to learn more about these minimally invasive treatments that can amp up your SkinFitness™ game?

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medication made from botulinum toxin A that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused by dynamic muscle movements. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles preventing them from contracting, giving skin a smoother and rejuvenated look. Results typically appear within 3-5 days after treatment. Say hello to ultra-smooth skin in a matter of no time!

The lowdown on dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Revanesse, help restore shape and volume to areas of the face while reducing the appearance of static wrinkles with their hyaluronic acid base. Dermal filler injections add fullness to areas such as sunken cheeks and fill in wrinkles and folds, such as lines around the mouth. These fillers also provide hydration due to the hyaluronic acid drawing moisture into skin cells for a plumping effect. The effects are instant with minimal downtime; as a result, dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking for a fast fix without any long-term commitment.

Botox and dermal fillers actually complement each other

Whether you choose Botox or dermal fillers (or both!), there are many benefits when it comes to wrinkle reduction. While Botox helps treat dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers treat static ones—and combining them together helps treat multiple areas simultaneously for a complete result that addresses both types of wrinkles in one go! What’s more, combining these two treatments ensures your desired goals are met in one convenient appointment with minimal downtime required afterward. It’s truly the best of both worlds! Win-win, right?

Both Botox and dermal fillers offer safe, effective results when administered by experienced medical professionals—they can evaluate your individual needs and aesthetic skincare goals to determine which treatment is best for you. Want to learn more about injectables? Book a free no-obligation consultation with one of our treatment specialists here.