Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX® Injections

Cosmetic injectables are a highly popular and effective way to restore a more youthful facial appearance. While both dermal fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic can create smoother, younger-looking results, each type of injectable has a different purpose. Depending on the specific concerns presented by a patient, one of the injectables may be more appropriate than the other.

Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are typically used to rejuvenate a patient’s appearance by enhancing their facial contours, such as the cheeks or lips. This is accomplished as the filler material restores volume that has depleted over time. In addition to adding fullness, filler injections can be carefully placed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and lines around the mouth. Each filler product has a specific purpose, and the most beneficial option for a patient’s needs will ultimately be determined during the consultation process.

While dermal fillers add volume to certain facial areas, BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) works by relaxing overactive muscles around the face. This includes moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. By administering the BOTOX injections into the trouble areas, the muscles are temporarily weakened, which prevents them from contracting and creating noticeable lines.

In some cases, a combination of filler injections and BOTOX Cosmetic may be recommended for a more dramatic improvement.

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