What Are the Differences Between Botox and Fillers?

Jun 12, 2023 | Botox, Botox for Men, Fillers, Juvederm


Both Botox injections and dermal fillers can have a profound effect on your youthful appearance. These treatments can erase fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and give your face a more youthful look without surgery. Botox and fillers work through different methods, however, and it’s important to understand how each helps decrease the signs of aging.

It’s important to consult with your med spa professional to choose the treatment that will give you the best results. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.

What are Botox Treatments?

When you have a Botox treatment, your med spa professional injects a formulation made with botulinum toxin into the target muscle area. This tiny amount of Botox safely inhibits nerve signals that would otherwise go to those muscles and effectively freezes them. This can help to reduce or soften the appearance of wrinkles caused by the movement of those muscles.

Botox works on wrinkles or lines caused by the movement of muscles. Those are called “expression lines” or “dynamic wrinkles”. The best examples of those are the lines around your eyes caused by squinting or the twin lines between your eyebrows. Botox treatments typically last between three and four months.

What are Dermal Filler Treatments?

Dermal fillers are formulations designed for injection beneath the skin. These remain where they’re injected to add fullness to the area. They are often composed of substances that will benefit your skin in some way, such as stimulating the production of collagen or adding volume to your skin.

Dermal fillers work best on static wrinkles caused by a loss of plumpness or elasticity in your skin. They are designed to fill in shallow areas or soften the look of wrinkles or loose flesh. Depending on the filler, the effect can last between six months to 2 years.

Botox and Fillers: Which Treatment is Right for You? Ask Your Med spa Professional at The Skin Clinic of North Scottsdale!

The first step in deciding which age-defying treatment will give you the look you’re dreaming of is a consultation with a med spa professional. You’ll be able to get all the information you need, including the particulars of each treatment your clinic offers. Together, you and your technician can formulate a plan to turn back the clock on your appearance!

Schedule a complimentary consultation at The Skin Clinic – call 480-513-2888, or book an appointment online!