Which is better, Botox or Fillers?
Areas of the face that respond well include 'crows feet' lines around the eyes, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal ('worry') lines on the forehead. BOTOX ® can also be administered just below the lateral aspect of the eyebrow to produce a temporary lateral browlift, which opens up and brightens the eyes.
In some instances, BOTOX ® can be used to soften vertical upper and lower lip lines, to reduce muscle bands in the anterior neck, and even to elevate the nasal tip. While there are some good 'lower face' indications for BOTOX ® administration, in my practice the majority of injections are for 'upper face' (especially eye area) rejuvenation.
One truly remarkable consequence of BOTOX ® administration that I have seen over and over again is the gradual complete disappearance of deep, vertical furrows between the eyebrows (frown or 'scowl' lines). With long-standing muscle contraction, the vertical lines between the brows may become actual physical clefts or grooves in the dermis, resulting in creases that are still apparent even when the skin is spread apart tightly with a finger on each side of the crease. In such instances, the initial BOTOX ® injection will soften but not completely eliminate the deep furrow. With regular BOTOX ® treatment, however, such that the frown muscles are never allowed to fully regain their normal ability to contract, the deep furrows may gradually fade completely.
Botox or fillers
You should consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns. Although Botox and fillers complement each other, they are not interchangeable, since Botox relaxes muscle movement and fillers replace volume loss. Each physician has his/her own preference of products to use so you need to find someone you trust.
Botox vs. Fillers
Thanks for your question! Botox and fillers are used differently, and have their own unique benefits. I would recommend that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who can assess you and determine what products you are a good candidate for. Botox is used to relax overactive muscles which results in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers help to replace volume loss and can be used to contour certain facial features. Smile lines often get exaggerated when the cheeks lose volume; I often use Voluma (a facial filler) to address these concerns. There are many different types of fillers which all have their own clinical indication. A consultation with a physician will allow you to ask questions and ensure that you get a treatment plan that is completely customized to your specific needs.
Dermal fillers are best for smile lines
For smile lines, also called nasolabial folds, a dermal filler such as Restylane, juvederm or Radiesse will be better than Botox. Botox works best for dynamic “expression” lines such as forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines in between the eyebrows. Restylane Lyft, Juvederm ultra plus, and Radiesse are fairly long lasting, with results of up to a year. Botox usually lasts for around 3 to 6 months, depending on how many units were injected, the injection locations, and individual metabolism. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for an in-person consultation to find the best treatment plan for your concerns.
Botox or fillers
Thank you for your question. Botox can be used to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles that deepen with expression. These include the horizontal lines of the forehead, the frown lines between brows and the smile lines (crows feet) on the sides of the eyes. They typically last 3-4 months. Fillers on the other hand is very effective at filling in the lines or shadows when you are not expressing yourself. They can also be used to shape and lift the face. I would recommend that you visit with at board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area to discuss your treatment options so they can be taylored to your concerns and goals.
Botox and Fillers
Hi Farah. Thank you for your question. The general algorithm is that Botox is effective in the “upper ⅓” of the face: forehead lines, crow’s feet, and lines between the eyebrows. These lines are “dynamic” lines, caused by underlying muscle contractions. By relaxing the associated muscles, Botox smoothens the upper ⅓ of the face. “Static” lines in the lower face, such as the nasolabial folds, are amenable to facial filler.
Hope this is helpful. Best wishes. Dr. Shah
Botox vs. Fillers
Thank you for asking this question that many of my patients have. Botox and fillers
treat different issues. The wrinkles formed by active motion such as crow's feet
and vertical lines between the eyebrows are best treated with Botox. The more
stationary lines and depressions are improved by "filling" them with any one of
the fillers. Usually different fillers are better suited for one part of the
face over other fillers. I often use Restylane in the tear trough and cheeks. I
prefer Juvederm for the lower face and lips. Fillers will usually yield good
results for 6 to 12 months depending on the type of filler used, the location of
placement and the amount injected.
I hope you find this helpful.
Which One is Better Botox or Fillers?
It depends, but let me explain this
to you in more detail. In choosing between Botox and dermal fillers, a thorough
consultation with a plastic surgeon will ensure you receive the results you’re
Dermal fillers are actually used to
significantly reduce the appearance of firmly established wrinkles.
Specifically, they are used to soften facial creases, plump your lips and
enhance shallow contours. Dermal fillers lift features of the face, correct
wrinkles and to restore smoothness and volume to the skin. The effects of most
fillers are nearly instantaneous. Most of the dermal fillers last from
several months to a year or two before touch up treatments are necessary to extend
Botox is actually useful in
reducing the appearance of wrinkles that have only recently appeared and
formed, also known as dynamic wrinkles.Botox reduces the activity of the muscles that cause wrinkles such as
frown lines, worry lines and crow's feet. Botoxworks by
temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, thereby
reducing muscle movement and causing wrinkles to relax and soften.
Both treatments are effective
separately, however used in conjunction can help achieve optimal results.
All the best,
Dr. Carlos Chacon
Botox vs Fillers
This is a very common question-thank you for asking it! Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work by stopping repeated muscle action at the site of injection. These treatments are very useful for lines and wrinkles that occur due to repetitive motion (specifically, the crows feet, "11" lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines and sometimes lip lines). Fillers, on the other hand, are best used for lines or folds that occur at rest, and can also be used to rejuvenate areas of lost volume.
Both can be part of a well-crafted plan to enhance different areas of the face. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can explain which areas would be best treated with either Botox or fillers and can give you an idea of the risks and side effects. Generally speaking, however, both Botox and fillers are commonly used by millions of patients and have been studied extensively. The key is to have your treatments performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon who understands the underlying anatomy. Best of luck to you!
Botox or Fillers
Botox to crow's feet, glabella, and forehead lines can be indicated. Fillers can be used to the tear trough, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, paralabial lines, among others.