The Difference Between Dermal Fillers & Botox At A Glance!


Just what is the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers? They are both injectable, they both minimise the appearance of ageing but they work in very different ways!

What does Botox do?

Botox has become the catch all word for injectable cosmetic procedures, but it’s like referring to a tissue as Kleenex. Botox® is a brand!

Botox is a prescription only medicine with botulinum toxin A and is used to treat ‘active’ or ‘dynamic’ facial lines. Botox® works by temporarily disrupting the signal between the branches of the facial nerve and facial muscles. This allows the overlying skin to relax, smoothing out the active facial line. This doesn’t result in the loss of ability to show emotions on your face, the goal is to achieve subtle changes that will stop lines from forming, whilst promoting a natural appearance.

Botox® injections usually last for around 3-4 months on average and so regular injections are recommended.

What do Dermal Fillers do?

As with Botox® there are many brands of dermal fillers too!

Dermal Fillers are a natural product of Hyaluronic acid sugar and are best for deeper lines, to plump and enhance your natural beauty or correct certain features of the face and give a better profile.

There are many different types of Dermal Fillers, some of which last longer than others, with a range from around 6 months to 2 years.


Botox and Dermal fillers are usually used in conjunction to treat different areas of the face and achieve your desired look, depending on the client’s concerns. Dr Sally provides a comprehensive consultation to help decide which is the best treatment for you.

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