May 17, 2021

What is the difference between Botox and fillers

What is the difference between Botox and fillers? The professionals at Taylorview Dental are experts at general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery and can answer all your questions about Botox and fillers.


Botox is largely used for the reduction of wrinkles caused by muscle movement. They are called expression lines or dynamic wrinkles. Botox works only on these types of wrinkles and has many corrective applications. It can be used for:

  • Muscle pain relief
  • TMJ disorder
  • Migraine headache relief

When used by medical professionals, its neurotoxic effects can be harnessed by blocking temporarily nerve stimulation to certain muscles. Backed by over fifteen years of clinical studies, Botox has been shown to prevent up to nine headache days per month and has reduced TMJ symptoms.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons regards Botox as safe, although there are some temporary side effects.

Botox consists of the same bacteria that causes botulism. As botulinum toxin blocks the nerve activity in the muscles, it is used in adults for the treatment of cervical dystonia, which is abnormal head position and neck pain.

It is used to treat muscle stiffness or spasticity of the arms, legs, hands, and feet in adults and children at least two years old. It can treat certain eye muscle issues caused by nerve conditions in adults and children at least 12 years old. It is used for uncontrollable blinking or spasms of the eyelids and strabismus when the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Botox helps to treat incontinence in adults or overactive bladder, which other medications have not helped. Botox can be used to treat incontinence for spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis when other drugs do not work well enough to be taken.

Botox can be used to prevent persistent migraine headaches in adults that occur more than two weeks out of each month and last four hours or more. It should not be used to treat a common tension headache.

Botox can be used to treat severe underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis in adults.

You should not have a Botox injection if there is an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected. It cannot be prescribed for incontinence or treatment of an overactive bladder if you currently have a bladder infection or cannot urinate unless you routinely use a catheter.


Fillers are products such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite that add fullness to the face and reduce the look of wrinkles. These injectable fillers can be applied in one office visit and can last up to six months at a time, depending on the location of the injectable. They relax wrinkles and soften the look of worry that comes from lines between the brows.

Are fillers better than Botox?

When administered by trained medical professionals, both fillers and Botox can be used for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes such as:

  • Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
  • Relaxing migraines
  • Plumping up lips

When this procedure is done correctly, the results are both beautiful and long-lasting.

There are permanent fillers. But most cosmetic specialists suggest temporary fillers as permanent ones cannot adjust to skin and bone structure changes that happen with the aging process.

What is the composition of fillers?

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite
  • A mineral-like compound found in bones
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Found in fluids and some tissues in the body
  • Polylactic acid
  • Stimulates the skin to make colleen
  • Polyalkylimide
  • A transparent material that is compatible with the body

How Long Do Botox and Fillers Last?

Most dermal fillers can last anywhere from nine to 12 months, depending on the patient and where the filler is injected. The latest filler, Juvederm Vollure, lasts closer to 15-18 months.

Botox and other botulinum toxin injections last for about four to six months.

It seems that a new line pops up every time you look in the mirror. But fortunately, you can prevent your face from looking older than you are with the help of dermal fillers or Botox.

Both have become increasingly popular because they can quickly reduce the signs of aging. Whether you have fine lines, wrinkles, sunken spots on your face, or thin lips, fillers can be used to plump up the skin to turn back the clock.

Age and environment can both cause the skin to age. But now, there are treatments available to significantly reduce the effects of aging in both women and men.

Another advantage of Botox and fillers is that they can be used together. It is a powerful combination that can postpone or make a facelift unnecessary in the future. Now that you understand the difference between Botox and fillers Contact the professionals at Taylorview Dental today for the advice you need to determine which procedure is best for you.