How does Botox differ from filler?

There are so many products and treatments out there you hear about to treat signs of aging but Botox and filler are likely two of the most popular. So how does Botox differ from filler?


Let’s start with fillers. What do fillers do? They do just what they say they do and that is “fill”. There are many different fillers on the market today that are used to target specific areas of the face. There are also different products that work in different ways. Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a product naturally found in the skin that we tend to lose with time and aging. Popular HA products include Juvederm and Restylane and last anywhere from six to twelve months on average. Voluma and Restylane Lyft or thicker HA formulations used for deeper structural areas of the face such as the mid-face and chin. Thinner products, including Volbella, are used for more superficial lines around the mouth. Often times a combination of filler products is best to help an individual achieve their desired goals while still maintaining a natural appearance.


Botox is just one product in a variety of “neurotoxin” products available today. Botox has been around the longest and is the most well-known neurotoxin in the industry. Botox does not fill lines and wrinkles but is injected into muscles to keep them from contracting. This contraction, in areas such as the forehead, between the brows and around the eye’s, is what leads to lines and wrinkles forming in the skin. By temporarily paralyzing those muscles, lines soften and in many cases, completely disappear. If a patient is consistent with their Botox treatments, they will never actual form wrinkles in those areas of the face.

Most patients benefit from a combination of both Botox and fillers. This combination is often referred to as a “liquid facelift” or “non-surgical facelift”. The best part about these treatments is how quick they can be performed in-office with little to no downtime involved. Many patients come on their lunch break for treatment and can resume their daily schedule immediately.

For more information on fillers and Botox in Draper and Layton, Utah, call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE today.

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