Are Dermal Fillers Better Than Botox?

Wrinkle treatments seem to have an endless list that includes Botox and Dermal fillers. These cosmetic therapies are both on the top favorite and trusted list of customers regarding rejuvenating treatments. But what makes Botox and Dermal filler different and convenient from other therapies available on the market? And which of these top-rated rejuvenating treatments works better?

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are often mistaken to be related to Botox. Although both treatments are non-invasive and rejuvenate the skin, they have nothing more alike.

Dermal filler is a gel substance that adds volume and saturation when injected into the skin. The treated area will experience changes in the skin’s volume, a resurgence of fat, smoothness, and plumpiness on the skin. It is effective in giving natural-looking benefits to the skin that undergoes a gradual result.

The result of Dermal filler can last anywhere from 6-24 months, depending on a few factors: the type of filler used, the area of treatment, and the client’s lifestyle. There are numerous fillers, and each has a strength and specialized area where they are most effective. Typically, Dermal filler fades faster on the facial areas that require a lot of movement.

This Dermal filler gel is FDA-approved and safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. The procedure is easy and administered in the doctor’s office. To enjoy the fullest of its benefits, you should discuss your goals for the treatment with your practitioner. Targeting the treatment area is essential to making the changes that you want.


For years, Botox has been transforming skin conditions and improving dynamic wrinkles and other signs of aging. It works differently with fillers because dermal fillers fills-in for the lost volume to reduce wrinkles and lines. At the same time, Botox uses bacteria to relax the muscle and constraint unnecessary movements.

Most clients’ concerns involve the fear of having a zombie-like face that does not show any emotion at all. This misconception about Botox is not true. In fact, you can get a good result from Botox if a qualified practitioner administers the procedure.

Botox treatment is minimally invasive and easy. The procedure will not last an hour and can be done at the doctor’s office. Your practitioner will inject the substance into the area that contributes to the formation of wrinkles, and improvement will become visible after 2-5 days and will last for 3 to 4 months.

Do they have similarities?

Botox and Dermal filler relate with one another because both of them are rejuvenating treatments that mainly work in the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Aside from this, they also share a few similarities.

The procedure

The procedure for Botox and Dermal filler are the same. Both are minimally invasive that require injection in the treatment area. Both treatments can carry out in the doctor’s office and will take less than an hour. Clients can do the treatment during their lunchtime and go back to their normal activities with minor restrictions.


Both treatments have minimal to no required downtime. Clients can continue their usual routine right after the treatment.

What are their differences?

The main difference between the two is the way both procedures work. Dermal fillers freeze the muscle to stop the formation of wrinkles in the treated area. It is popular to use in facial areas that usually create creases, such as the forehead, between the eyebrow, and around the eyes. On the other hand, fillers use hyaluronic acids to fill in the lost volume and plump the treated area.


After the treatment, Botox will show results anywhere from 2 to 5 days upon injection. Dermal filler works more immediately than Botox. After the treatment, clients will see improvement in the treated site that will build up gradually until it reaches its full effect, usually around 3-6 months.

Dermal filler lasts anywhere from 6 to 24 months, depending on the filler used for the treatment and factors such as the client’s lifestyle. In comparison, Botox lasts for 3 to 4 months.


In terms of efficacy, Botox has a more successful treatment than Dermal filler. Only because Botox is being offered for more than a decade. Once Botox is injected into the skin, the client will receive a visible effect within a week that will last for 3 to 4 months.

Dermal filler is also effective, but the result differs on the type of filler. Poor assessment of what type of filler to use for a client may cause unsatisfactory and unmet goals.


The price of any treatments may vary from different medspa and clinic pricing. Dr. Hillary offers Botox and Dysport at the same price of $10 per unit of medication. While filler pricing differs depending on the purchased filler, which costs from $375 to $750.

Dermal fillers or Botox: Which is better?

There are so many considerations to answer the question of which one is better than the other. But both treatments are proven to be effective and safe. Both works in different ways but will give promising results when administered by a professional provider and injected into the right spots to treat the problems.

One treatment may work perfectly on one client but may not have the same result for you. Both treatments are excellent in rejuvenation and reducing wrinkles. Botox and Dermal fillers can bring back younger and healthy-looking skin.

Which should you get?

Botox and Dermal fillers will work best when injected in the right spot for the right problem. Each treatment works differently and targets specific results. In the end, the client’s satisfaction and goals are what matter.

Suppose you are unsure which treatment is better. There is no better way to know than to identify your concerns and goals. If you do not know which treatment will give you the result you are looking for, it is time to have an individual assessment with a treatment provider. Dr. Hillary has been practicing aesthetic medicine and believes that every client deserves and needs to have individualized consultation.

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