Differences Between Botox and Fillers

The doctors and staff at Bardisa Medical Center are committed to helping patients Live Younger Longer. Two popular options for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and helping to keep a more youthful appearance are Botox and facial fillers.

But do you know the difference between the two?

Miami’s top anti-aging professionals have broken down the differences between Botox and facial fillers and want to help you decide which option is right for you.

Botox

Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that uses injections to “freeze” muscles in the face.

Where Botox is Used

Our Miami doctors will usually use Botox to treat wrinkles and lines in three main areas:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows, commonly known as the “11” lines.
  • Forehead lines you may develop from lifting your eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes

Why Botox is a Popular Anti-Aging Treatment in Miami

Many of our patients seek out Botox as an effective anti-aging treatment, as it provides smoother skin with zero downtime.

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are also used to prevent or treat the signs of aging in the face.

How Facial Fillers Work

The primary difference between facial fillers and Botox is that Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face, while facial fillers fill “trouble areas” with collagen to replace areas that have lost volume, giving skin a more youthful look.

Where Facial Fillers Are Used

Facial fillers are also used on different areas of the face than Botox. While Botox is focused more on the forehead and sides of the eyes, facial fillers are used to treat the following:

  • Sunken cheeks or general thinning of the face
  • Chin
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Downward smile
  • Deep skin hollows and folds

How to Choose Between Botox and Facial Fillers

Which option you choose – either Botox or facial fillers – depends on your specific needs.

When to Choose Botox

Botox is a better choice for those dealing with dynamic wrinkles, as it reduces their motion and visibility. These wrinkles can occur when you smile, feign surprise or disbelief, or make another expression.

When to Choose Facial Fillers

On the other hand, facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which may appear when your face is relaxed and making no expression. These areas of the face are sunken and have experienced a loss of volume.

It’s important to note that both Botox and facial fillers are effective at providing a more youthful appearance, and it just comes down to the types of wrinkles you have and your specific goals.

Get Botox and Facial Fillers at Bardisa Medical Center

Bardisa Medical Center offers both Juvéderm and Botox injections, which are minimally invasive procedures that help patients achieve a more youthful appearance.

If you’re interested in learning more, we urge you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roselind Bardisa in Miami to see if Botox or Juvéderm facial fillers are right for you. Dr. Bardisa provides dermal fillers and injectables for patients in the greater Miami-Dade area, including the communities of Coral Gables, Kendall, Pinecrest and Hialeah.

Contact Bardisa Medical Center via telephone at (305) 661-2002 or request an appointment online.