Everyone wants to look younger in this fast-paced society and thanks to the beauty industry’s recent innovations, anti-aging treatments are keeping up with the demand. Botox and dermal fillers are among the popular non-surgical treatments to choose from. If you’re confused about which anti-aging treatment is right for you, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers to help you decide which treatment suits your unique appearance goals.


Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is a household name in anti-aging treatments. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the injected area. Without muscle movement, the skin cannot wrinkle and produce fine lines.

Botox can treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown, bunny, and marionette lines. The effects are immediately visible after the treatment with progressing results in 3 days up to 2 weeks.

However, since the treatment results are temporary, the effects of Botox last for up to 3-4 months. This is a great option for those who want to try reducing the appearance of wrinkles for the first time and do not want to undergo surgical downtime.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work differently by adding more volume to the treated area. This treatment also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but restores facial volume. Dermal fillers are great for lifting sagging skin and adding facial volume for a younger and more vibrant look.

Dermal fillers add volume through various components. The most common options are based on hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and more. The base component works by imitating sugar molecules in the body. Eventually, the injected dermal filler will be processed by the body’s system until they run out.

Brands like Juvederm XC can last for at least one year, while Juvederm Voluma can last longer for 12-18 months. How long dermal filler results last will depend on the brand used and treatment area.

Dermal fillers can smooth over fine lines around the nose, mouth, and chin, restore volume in sunken cheeks, temples, and under eyes, add lip volume, and improve facial contour and symmetry.

Which Non-Injectable Treatment Is Right For Me?

The right non-injectable treatment for you will depend on your appearance goals. If your goal is to reduce fine and wrinkles alone, Botox is a great choice. If you plan to restore or enhance volume in the face, then dermal fillers are your best alternative.

Both Botox and dermal fillers can be combined to achieve a non-surgical facelift. This will also offer a personalized approach to your unique skin concerns.

Botox VS Dermal Fillers At a Glance

Botox Dermal Fillers
Treatment Session: 15 to 30 minutes Treatment Session: 15 to 30 minutes
Results last for 3-4 months Results last for 6-18 months, depending on the brand
Treats forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, and marionette lines Restores or adds volume to lips, cheeks, temples, chin, under eyes, and more, depending on the brand
No downtime No downtime

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about Botox, dermal fillers, or any other non-surgical treatment, contact us and schedule a consultation. Our team at Parker Plastic Surgery will help you get an accurate skin assessment and figure out which anti-aging treatment is the best choice for your preferences.