When it comes to improving your skin's appearance, Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular options. Both treatments involve injections, usually in the doctor's office, and can provide rejuvenation and improvement of overall appearance. But there are some key differences between the two that you should be aware of before making a decision. Botox is a great option for reaching those “fold points where muscles contract”, while dermal fillers are better for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles don't contract.
See the table below for a guide to the lines on the face for which Botox and fillers should be used, respectively. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can address volume loss in the center of the face and improve lip size. These products can also be used to smooth out lines and wrinkles that develop around the lower part of the face. For example, many of these injectables are excellent for minimizing smile and puppet lines. When it comes to duration of effects, Botox results last three to six months, while dermal fillers like Juvederm last nine to 12 months.
Dermal fillers are also considered more effective and the results last longer than Botox results in general. However, both treatments require the expertise of a professional provider for the safest, most natural results. In conclusion, both Botox and dermal fillers can provide excellent results when it comes to improving your skin's appearance. It is important to discuss your provider's experience and training in dermal fillers and Botox before making a decision. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which treatment is best for you.