BOTOX® Cosmetic vs Dermal Fillers Cosmetic Comparison By dsherris on July 22, 2021

botoxBOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are great options to help you rejuvenate your facial features safely and efficiently, without plastic surgery. These treatments achieve similar results, but they differ in many ways. If fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and deflated-looking cheeks have made you look older than you feel, these treatments may be right for you.

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery in Buffalo, NY, offers many cosmetic surgery treatments. This article can answer many of your questions about BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers, but if you have additional questions, schedule time to talk with Dr. Sherris. 

BOTOX and Dermal Fillers Defined


Let’s take a look at each option so that you can make an informed decision based on what is best for you:

BOTOX Cosmetic treatments are injections that prohibit the movement of targeted muscles, so forehead creases, deep frown lines, and crows’ feet become significantly reduced.

Dermal fillers are injections that add volume to specific areas of the face, reducing the visibility of wrinkles.

Common Treatment Areas


BOTOX can treat:

  • Crows’ Feet - Fine lines that appear around the outer edge of the eyes
  • Smoker's Lines - Creases that form around the lips to create a puckered look
  • Marionette Lines - Vertical lines extending from from either side of mouth down to the chin
  • Neck Lines - Bands or cords on the front of the neck
  • Jawline - BOTOX can relax certain muscles to give the face more of a V shape
  • Sagging Eyebrows - Relaxing specific muscles can lift the eyebrows and make you look more alert
  • Frown Lines - BOTOX can soften vertical lines between the brows

The most common treatment areas for dermal filler are: 

  • Frown Lines
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette Lines
  • Smoker’s Lines
  • Jawline
  • Nose
  • Scars 

As you can see, these solutions can treat many of the same issues. Your doctor in Buffalo can tell you whether muscle relaxation or an increase in skin volume would be the most flattering way to reduce the signs of aging that you are experiencing.

Treatment Time


Injecting BOTOX Cosmetic takes a mere 20 minutes. In under an hour, your appointment will be completed. 

Dermal filler injections take about the same amount of time.

Longevity of Treatment and Follow-Up Visits


BOTOX generally lasts about three to six months. Since every person differs, the range can be shorter or longer. After the injection(s), expect to see the full results in 24 to 48 hours. 

BOTOX Cosmetic injections can be repeated every three to four months for continued results. 

Depending on which dermal filler Dr. Sherris recommends, results could last six months or several years. Note that results take about 14 days to fully appear after treatment.

Like BOTOX, dermal fillers can also be reapplied to maintain your desired cosmetic results.

Book a Consultation


Call our Buffalo, NY, office now at (716) 884-5102 or send a message through our website to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris. During your initial visit, he will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss lifestyle factors and medical history, then provide information to help you decide which treatment will give your face the youthful, healthy appearance you want.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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