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What’s the Difference Between Botox & Dermal Fillers?

Are you interested in anti-aging dermal fillers? Or perhaps getting Botox for your wrinkles and fine lines?

Unless you know the exact differences between Botox and dermal fillers, the last two questions probably caused some confusion. After all, both types of injections are touted for making clients look younger. They both are approved by the FDA, as they’re safe and effective for use.

But when it comes down to it, what exactly is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?

All About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved anti-aging injections that contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that’s renowned for its water retention and collagen-boosting properties. When these dermal fillers are injected into the dermis, they provide temporary lift and volume, showing a naturally filled and refreshed appearance.

Dermal fillers come in different sizes, but for the most part, they’re created to provide augmentation to the treatment site for six to 18 months.

The Botox Breakdown

Botox is another FDA-approved anti-aging injection that contains botulinum toxin type A. This ingredient helps block the nerve signals that cause muscles to frequently contract, thereby creating stubborn wrinkles. Once these signals are blocked, the skin above the muscles smoothes away, leaving behind less visible wrinkles and a more rejuvenated look.

Botox results can last about three to six months.

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Which One is Right for You?

The good news is you don’t have to choose – Botox and dermal fillers can be used in conjunction together. But if you only want to choose one option, here’s how to know which one is right for you:

  • Botox is best if you want to smooth away the appearance of forehead lines and wrinkles, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes.
  • Dermal fillers are excellent for adding volume to key facial areas, so they’re best if you want to augment your lips, fill out nasolabial folds, or address hollows in your cheeks or underneath your eyes.

If you’re still not sure which option is right for you, you can schedule a consultation to discuss your needs at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa.

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To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL, at (630) 339-4555.

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