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Dr. Papantoniou Explains Botox Vs. Fillers

What’s The Difference?

Botox Vs. Fillers: As a Cosmetic Dermatologist, one of the most common questions my patients ask me during their cosmetic consultation is to explain the differences between Botox and Fillers.

It is important to understand the differences between both injectables as well as what they are both used for so that you can understand what might be needed to achieve the results you are looking for. Both Botox and Fillers are important to consider when trying to create an overall rejuvenated look.

Botox Vs. Fillers

Before and After: Undereye Fillers

First and foremost, Botox and Fillers are used for two entirely different purposes. Botox is used to reduce muscle movement thus treating and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. There are other uses for Botox such as treating TMJ, but for the most part wrinkle reduction is the primary usage.

On the other hand, Fillers are used in order to restore volume loss due to the natural aging process. As time passes, we lose fat and experience changes in our facial anatomy that can create things such as under-eye hollows, soften the structure of our cheek bones, etc. Dermal FiIlers can also be used to treat deeper lines such as marionette lines.

Our Approach to Botox and Fillers

Before and After: Forehead Botox
Before and After: Forehead Botox

At Simply Dermatology, we specialize in our layered approach to facial rejuvenation. We utilize a highly specialized combination of therapies that include Botox and Fillers as well as skin tightening and resurfacing treatments in order to achieve an overall rejuvenated look. We really like to approach every patient individually and tailor our treatment to their specific needs because there is no one size fits all in cosmetics!

If you’re interested in seeing Botox Vs. Fillers in action:

  • Forehead & Glabellar Botox Video
  • Cheek Filler Video

Also be sure to check out our other post about the 7 Questions to Ask Prior to Your Procedure!

-Dr. P

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