Botox vs. Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

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Botox vs. Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

If you’re frustrated by the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, then there’s good news: There are plenty of effective treatment options out there that can help.

The two most popular anti-wrinkle treatments are, without a doubt, Botox and dermal filler injections. Here’s why: both treatments tackle the biggest signs of facial aging, like fine lines and stubborn wrinkles. Both deliver almost-immediate results that can last for months at a time.

But when it comes down to it, what are the actual differences between Botox and dermal fillers? And how do you know which anti-aging injection is right for you?


The 5 Biggest Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

1. Their formulas contain different ingredients.

Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, which acts as a temporary blocker between the brain’s signals to the muscle’s nerve endings. By doing so, Botox helps to relax the injected muscle and create smoother skin just above it. 

Dermal fillers contain various hyaluronic acid (HA) formulas, which add temporary volume to sagging skin and plump up the appearance of facial folds and deep wrinkles.

2. Botox and dermal fillers treat different facial areas.

Botox is FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved to add temporary facial volume to areas like the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and more.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Yaletown Laser Centre for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

3. Results can be different.

Botox results are designed to last for about four months, while dermal filler formulas can create results that last anywhere from six months to two years.

4. Costs vary depending on your desired treatment.

Botox tends to be slighter cheaper than dermal fillers, but you may need more Botox injections to achieve your desired results.

5. There are multiple dermal filler treatments.

Botox is a brand-name for a single treatment, while “dermal filler” is an umbrella term that can be used to describe any anti-aging injectable that contains hyaluronic acid.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Botox is right for you if you want to smooth away the appearance of forehead wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet. Dermal fillers are a better fit for you if you have moderate facial folds or volume loss around your cheeks, mouth, and under-eye region.

*Individual results may vary.

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Yaletown Laser Centre will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Vancouver, BC office directly to schedule 604-332-3453. Yaletown Laser Centre serves the greater Vancouver, BC area.