What Is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

If you are new to the cosmetic world, you probably have some questions.

There are so many treatments available and so much information that it can be overwhelming to try and sift through it all.

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, many people choose injectables like Botox and fillers. But what is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers? 


Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to your facial muscles. This removes and reduces wrinkles. It’s a quick and painless treatment that temporarily prevents the contraction of muscles that cause frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. 

The treatment consists of tiny injections in precise locations. The effects are localized and will not affect your ability to laugh, smile, or show expression. The results are natural looking and effective for a wide range of people. Botox can improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. Also, it can be injected around the eyes to improve crow’s feet. 

Botox has minimal discomfort and no downtime so it is easy to fit into any schedule and lifestyle. Typically, people see visible results in 10 days, but it may take up to two weeks to show. On average, results last about 6 months. After this, you will need subsequent treatment. 

Dermal Fillers

 As we age, we lose volume in our face. This can occur in many areas like the cheeks, temples, and under eye area. Dermal fillers restore this lost volume. They also effectively smooth out lines and wrinkles. Fillers are a great way to add volume back to your face and refresh your appearance. Fillers can treat static lines that are visible when the face is at rest, plump lips, lift cheeks, and more. Adding volume and boosting collagen production can prevent the skin from sagging.

Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. The filler is injected with a very fine needle to fill in wrinkles and indentions, leaving you with a smooth, fresh appearance. Filler can also be added to the lips to create a plump, full smile. Fillers are most commonly used on the middle and lower facial areas. 

Fillers are very effective at reducing the early signs of aging. Results are visible immediately and can last between 6-24 months. This will depend on your body, the treatment area, and the product used. 

Botox and Fillers

While fillers are great for adding plumpness and smoothing out deep furrows, Botox is most effective for superficial lines and wrinkles. However, they can be used in combination to achieve the greatest impact. Combining Botox treatment with fillers can last twice as long as fillers alone. The two complement each other by treating multiple areas of the face simultaneously. 

Prolase Medispa

Whether you want Botox, fillers, or a combination of both, you need a skilled, certified medical professional like the ones at Prolase Medispa. Choosing someone with the expertise and experience will ensure that your procedure is safe, comfortable, and effective. Contact us today to get started!