What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

March 3, 2017

Looking for non-invasive solutions that target and eliminate your most stubborn lines and wrinkles?

You’ve picked a good time to research – with more anti-aging injectables than ever on the market, there’s never been a better time to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin!

But, with numerous options, patients are often left with questions like “what’s the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?” Or, “how do these injectables work to target wrinkles?” And, “which injectable is the right choice for my particular needs?”

No need to feel lost among all the options; we’ll break down the key differences between Botox and dermal fillers for you:

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Active Ingredients:

Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, a paralyzing agent that gets injected into the muscles of the treatment area. When the muscle becomes paralyzed, it relaxes the top layer of skin, resulting in a visible improvement in wrinkles and fine lines.

Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound used to boost collagen and elastin production as well as improve moisture retention. When injected in a gel form, hyaluronic acid acts as scaffolding underneath the skin’s surface, thus lifting and adding instant volume to the treatment area.

What They Treat:

Botox is typically used to treat areas of expression, for example, frown lines and creases in the forehead region. It can also be used to smooth the appearance of crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes.

Dermal fillers are designed for treating deep folds and creases around the nose and mouth. Some dermal fillers are developed to address facial wrinkles by adding instant volume to the cheek region, while others are geared towards lip augmentation.

Anti-aging Needs Consultations Available

If you have further questions about anti-aging needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

How Long Results Last:

Botox results typically last for three to six months, depending on the number of units used.

Dermal fillers last a bit longer, with many treatments providing results that last between six to twelve months.

Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about anti-aging needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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