The Difference Between BOTOX® and Fillers

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BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers are different types of injectables used for facial rejuvenation. BOTOX® Cosmetic helps the skin look smooth by relaxing the muscle under a wrinkle or line. Fillers, on the other hand, add volume below the surface of the skin to enhance features and fill in visible signs of aging.

What’s in a Name?

Woman considering BOTOX in Miami Here’s where things can get a bit confusing. BOTOX® Cosmetic actually belongs to a category of injectable treatments known as neuromodulators or wrinkle-relaxers. There are similar treatments in this category, including Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®.

Over the years, the name BOTOX® Cosmetic has become interchangeable with the term neuromodulators. This is like what happened with words such as Kleenex® and facial tissues, or Chapstick® and lip balm.

Meanwhile, dermal fillers are their own category of injectable treatments. They are sometimes called facial fillers and soft tissue fillers. Treatments in the dermal filler category include Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.

The Best Option for Your Needs

BOTOX® Cosmetic works best on wrinkles and lines caused by years of muscle movement. For example, it can smooth out horizontal forehead wrinkles that form from eyebrow raising.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can help with:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Wrinkling on the neck
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Chin dimpling
  • Bunny lines

Overdeveloped and overactive muscles can also be corrected with BOTOX® Cosmetic. It can reduce the size of a prominent masseter muscle on the lower face or the platysma bands on the neck. BOTOX® Cosmetic even works on excessive sweating.

Dermal fillers are a great choice if you want to define a facial feature, such as your lips, nose, or cheekbones. They can also restore volume loss caused by aging. Choose dermal fillers to fill in hollow temples, undereye circles, the pre-jowl area, and the back of the hands.

Dermal fillers can also smooth out wrinkles, lines, and other visible signs of aging, such as:

  • Upper lip lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Frown lines
  • Neck lines
  • Nasolabial folds

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More

You may benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, or a combination of the two. Dr. Shaun Patel will recommend the best approach during a consultation.

Call 786-618-5039 today to schedule your visit to Miami Skin & Vein. We serve patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale & Nearby Florida.