Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

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The Wrinkle Wreckers

Botox and Derma filler, both, are used for wrinkle removal. Their results are noticeable and long-lasting in nature, but there is a considerable difference between the two. So, before you let needles near your face, know which one is better for you.


What is Botox

Botox or Botulinum Toxin uses muscle relaxers to reduce wrinkles. It uses natural purified protein to temporarily put muscles to rest.

Other than wrinkles, Botox can also help in medical conditions like;

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Migraines


A professional will identify the muscles that are contributing to the dynamic wrinkles, and inject those muscles with the solution. The treatment hardly takes 10 minutes, and provides noticeable effects within 2 weeks.

Botox is not recommended if:

Botox is not recommended for people who have;

  • Damaged nerves
  • Weak facial muscles
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Serious skin disease


It is necessary that you disclose your medical history to the doctor before getting a Botox.

Botox is recommended

With this treatment frown line between the eyebrows, laugh lines, and crow feet shaped wrinkle around the eyes can be easily removed. Although lines caused by collagen breakdown cannot be reversed by this procedure.


Noticeable results are guaranteed for most of the people according to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAOS). The treatment provides immediate results, with minimum side effects. A Botox lasts for 3-4 months and can be maintained for a longer time with additional treatments.

Side Effects

The general side effects of the procedure are:

  • Bruises caused by injection
  • Drooping eyelids, this effect wears off in a few weeks
  • Irritation and redness in eyes
  • Headache

Derma Fillers

With age cells stop producing collagen that keeps skin young and fresh. With a targeted approach, derma filler can provide a fresh and young-looking skin.

Derma Filler primarily targets laugh lines around the mouth, but can also be used to enhance lips and cheeks. Keep in mind, its use is restricted to face, and should not be used to enhance other body parts like, breasts or hips.


The treatment last for 30-40 minutes, injections is used to target muscle with different solutions. Make sure that your specialist uses approved options for derma fillers like,

  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite
  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid

It is recommended for

People who want to remove wrinkles and gain better facial structure can opt for this treatment. Moreover, this procedure works wonders for people who have lost facial volume, due to aging or high activity (like athletes).

It is not recommended for

Like Botox, fillers are also not recommended for

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding mothers
  • People with damaged nerves or muscles
  • Or other severe medical condition


The results of this treatment last for 18-24 months, which is longer than Botox. The results are subtle yet natural, and can be maintained with further treatments.

Side Effect

You may experience the following side effects from a derma filler treatment:

  • Allergy
  • Bruising or scarring form injections
  • Itching and redness on face
  • Numbness or sores in the injected area

Like Botox, derma filler is also recommended for people with good health. The temporary numbness or swelling can be dealt with an ice pack. Although the treatment might cause swelling lasting for a month, it can be avoided by allergy testing.

Prestige Cosmetic Clinic Will Make The Decision Easier

Now you have full disclosure of information on Derma fillers and Botox. If the decision is still difficult for you, then visit Prestige Cosmetic Clinic and Organic Aesthetic Spa. They will examine your face and recommend the best suited treatment plan.

For further information or consultation, head over to Prestige Cosmetic Clinic to find the best trained professionals in Calgary.