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What's the Difference Between BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers?

Learn Which Injectable Treatment is Best for Your Skin

If you are interested in BOTOX® or dermal fillers for improving your appearance but are unsure of which is right for you and your aesthetic goals, we’re here to help! From how each injectable works to their unique benefits, browse our short, yet comprehensive guide on BOTOX® vs. dermal fillers to get a better idea of which you should choose. 

What Is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is an anti-aging cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a neurotoxin, specifically botulinum toxin type A, into the skin to inhibit muscle movement. While BOTOX®  is the most popular neurotoxin, it is actually a specific brand and it is one of the numerous neurotoxin brands on the market. 

What Does BOTOX® Do?

As mentioned above, BOTOX® is a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins work by blocking nerve signals to facial muscles, which stops movement and forces the muscles to relax. This improves the appearance of wrinkles and prevents the formation of future wrinkles and fine lines. 

Who Is BOTOX® Right For?

When it comes to anti-aging, BOTOX® is ideal for those interested in treating and improving: 

  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles 
  • Deep Creases 

Furthermore, BOTOX® is also ideal for those looking to start anti-aging treatments early as a preventative measure. For instance, many individuals are beginning to get BOTOX® in their 20s and 30s to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Another popular anti-aging injectable treatment, dermal fillers use a non-toxic, natural substance to replace lost volume, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, fill out facial scars, and enhance an individual’s appearance by adding volume to specific facial areas. 

At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, we primarily use a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, which is a substance that your body already naturally creates. This increases the safety and effectiveness of our dermal filler treatments in Mansfield, Ohio. 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by “filling” in the gaps. For example, if you have sagging skin along the jawline, one of our experienced providers will “fill in” the area with a dermal filler to restore lost volume and revitalize the skin. Another example would be depressed acne scars in which dermal fillers can be used to fill out the affected areas. 

Who Are Dermal Fillers Right For?

Dermal fillers are best for individuals who have the following skin concerns: 

  • Sagging or lax skin 
  • Lost volume 
  • Depressed acne scars 

While dermal fillers are a great choice for correcting and addressing the skin concerns mentioned above, they’re also exceptional at enhancing and contouring specific areas of the face. For instance, dermal fillers can be used to smooth out the lips and add volume to the cheekbones for an anti-aging effect. Even more interesting, dermal fillers may also be used to shape the nose though strategic contouring! 


Anti-Aging Treatments at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio

As you can see, BOTOX® and dermal fillers have very different uses. If you’re still confused as to which is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced providers. We’ll listen to you, learn more about your cosmetic goals, and help you choose the right cosmetic treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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