Botox® or Fillers? Your Non-Surgical Options

If you’re looking at your non-surgical options for refreshing your holiday look, then injectables can be a great solution. If you don’t have any experience with injectables, however, it can be a little overwhelming. Injectables are generally categorized into two types: dermal fillers and neuromodulators. There are pros and cons to each, so here’s an overview to help guide your choices.


Botox, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all classified as neuromodulators that are derived from botulinum toxin. This means that it can block signals from the brain that cause facial muscles to move. This can have many benefits, including that it can prevent muscles in the face from further causing wrinkles and relaxing their wrinkle-causing position. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available because it only requires and quick and easy treatment session and produces results for around 3-6 months. It’s most effective in smoothing wrinkles in the upper face, including frown lines in the forehead and crows’ feet around the eyes.

Dermal Fillers

There are many different types of dermal fillers available, but they can all accomplish different results for different areas of the mid and lower face. Most fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a protein naturally found in the skin that is responsible for moisture and elasticity. Fillers can also be made with other substances which are carefully placed underneath the skin to restore volume. A loss of volume is responsible for many signs of aging, so fillers can smooth out wrinkles or augment the features. Fillers can last from a few months to a year, depending on the brand.

Which one is best for me?

Fillers, neuromodulators, and even skin treatments can be performed in the same session for additional rejuvenation if you want the best of both worlds. However, if you’re looking at one option, then the best way to determine your ideal injectable is through a consultation with our expert injectors. As a general rule, Botox can benefit the upper face while fillers can benefit the mid and lower face. This is an important thing to consider when thinking about your results and your options.

To begin getting ready to make a big impression this holiday season, be sure to schedule a consultation at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa by calling or filling out our online form. We can recommend the best options for you and your goals to boost your confidence and refresh your look.

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