Botox Vs. Fillers

Botox and assorted dermal fillers offer essentially the same results: a more youthful appearance minus the surgery and painful recovery time. Botox is available through your Beverly Hills skin clinic, as are various dermal fillers. But what’s the actual difference between Botox and wrinkle fillers? Let’s find out:


The injectable toxin works by limiting facial muscle movement. The neurotoxin relaxes muscles that lead to wrinkles, such as those found in the forehead. Botox is mainly utilized in the upper part of the face, resulting a smoothed, youthful appearance. Results typically last about six months, and there’s no downtime. Botox is subsequently a “lunchtime” procedure that does not interfere with daily activities. The Beverly Hills skin specialists at The Kopelson Clinic use only the highest-quality Botox available, and never water it down, which results in “spreading” issues and potential health complications.

Botox usually takes three to seven days to see the full desired effect.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers do just that: they fill in lines and wrinkles on the face. Fillers also restore lost facial volume, such as the dreaded “jowl” look. These fillers have nothing to do with facial muscles, rather they are injected deep into the dermis to create a smooth, line-free appearance. Like Botox dermal fillers usually last about six months, though some versions last a year or more and are designed to help the body produce new collagen.

Additionally, different fillers offer different results. For example, Juvederm is renowned as a “lip plumper” while Sculptra is applicable to the cheeks, chin, jawline, and temples.

Most dermal fillers offer instantaneous results, and skin looks even better after a few days.

What’s Right For Me?

Determining what’s right for your anti-aging needs requires disclosing any allergies you have to your Beverly Hills dermatologist, and otherwise discussing your current state of health. Your dermatologist will provide recommendations on what’s right for you, and encourages contacting the clinic immediately should “side effects” occur. However, serious side effects are very rare once candidacy for Botox or a certain filler is established.

For more on Botox and dermal fillers, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.