7 Differences Between Botox and Fillers

Botox and fillers are the two most preferred esthetic procedures in the world but people often get them mixed up. We get a lot of questions about this, so we’ve prepared a 7 point infographic that describes the differences between Botox and fillers.

The first thing you need to know is that Botox and fillers are not alternatives to each other. They are often used together to achieve a better effect.

Both procedures are getting even more popular because of their rejuvenating effects and low time consumption.

The most famous Botox brands are Dysport, Botox and Xeomin. The most proven ones for fillers are Juvederm, Modelis, Amelian, Teosyan, Bioexpender, Restylane and Radiesse.

Let's get down to the differences between Botox and fillers.

BOTOX

  • Botox is a drug made from bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum.
  • Botox is made for the treatment of wrinkles that occur when a muscle contracts.
  • Botox causes muscles to relax which prevents wrinkle formation.
  • The effect starts in 3 days and reaches its maximum in 10 days.
  • The effect lasts for 4 - 6 months.
  • The most common areas for Botox are frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and the sides of the eyes.

FILLER

  • Filler is a gel consisting of hyaluronic acid.
  • It is used for wrinkles that are not caused by muscle contraction.
  • Fillers enhance the volume and fill the hollows.
  • 80% of the effects are immediate and reach 100% in 10 days.
  • Depending on the filler type the effect lasts for 6 - 24 months.
  • The most common areas for fillers are wrinkles between lips and nose, edges of the lips, lines on the upper lip, lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, under-eye hollows.