Botox vs. Fillers: What’s the difference & uses for Wrinkles?

Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli

By Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli
MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology

October 6th, 2020

The number of wrinkle treatment options has increased dramatically with the advances in medical science. There are many treatments and products available. People are now turning to healthcare providers to find longer-lasting solutions.

Injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers are very popular for anti-wrinkle treatment. Both can be used to treat wrinkles. However, there are many differences.

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What is it?

  • Botox – Botox is made by purifying the botulinum toxicin from bacteria. Although larger doses can be fatal, Botox has been safe for decades. It is used primarily to treat dynamic wrinkles, which get more prominent with age. Botox relaxes muscles around these wrinkles.
  • Fillers – Fillers can also be addressed as dermal fillers. These materials are designed to be injected beneath the skin to increase volume and fullness. Facial wrinkles can also be treated with dermal fillers. Fillers are used primarily to improve the appearance of smile lines. However, fillers can also be used for plumping up cheeks or lips. Sometimes, they are used to treat scarring or for hand treatments.

What do they mean?

Botox paralyzes muscles

Botox can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles, also known as “expression lines.” These wrinkles can be caused by muscle movements. Botox is able to treat most dynamic wrinkles on the upper face. These include lines between the eyebrows and horizontal lines on your forehead. These lines can be caused by smiling, frowning, or other facial expressions. Dynamic wrinkles are less noticeable if the muscles are not allowed to move.

Fillers add volume

Static wrinkles can be treated with fillers. These wrinkles are caused by the loss of fullness or sagging in the face as we age. These lines include the neck, cheeks, and jowls.

What are they able to do?


  • From mild to severe forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet can range from mild to severe.
  • Lines between the eyebrows can be moderate to severe.

Botox is best for dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions). It is not recommended for static wrinkles. These are usually the result of a loss of fat or collagen and are often unrelated to whether the muscles surrounding the area are activated.


The use of dermal fillers is not limited to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. They can also be used for a variety of cosmetic issues, such as:

  • Volume can be added to hollow cheeks.
  • You can create more volume in your lips.
  • Static wrinkle filling.
  • Filling deep acne scars.

How efficient are they?


Botox is temporary. Following a Botox injection, you can immediately resume your regular activities. Botox’s effects last for three to four weeks. Results. Botox is slowly metabolized by your body, and new nerve endings form that are not affected. This allows your muscles and skin to contract again. Dynamic wrinkles will then reappear.

If you wish to keep it going, you must continue the treatment. Once the effects wear off, you can continue the treatment. According to some research, botox can be sustained for longer if you repeat the treatment.


Botox does not last as long as dermal fillers. The location of the injection site can affect the duration of action. Dermal fillers, for example, can last as long as two years if they are used to increase the volume of the cheeks. However, it will only last six months if injected directly into the lips. The result can also vary depending on which file type is chosen. Like Botox, you will need to continue maintenance treatments after the fillers are gone.

Are side effects possible?


Botox side effects can be attributed to poor injection techniques. These include:

  • Bruising around the injection site
  • Lower eyelid.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Headache.
  • Dry, red, or irritated eyelids
  • Nausea
  • Vision problems or blurry vision


Most side effects of dermal fillers are mild and usually resolve on their own in a matter of days. These side effects are common:

  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the injection site.
  • Fading.
  • Itching.
  • Asymmetry or lumps
  • Skin damage.
  • Vision problems

Botox and fillers are minimally invasive but still have some risks. Before undergoing these treatments, it is essential to be fully informed about all risks and benefits.

For pregnant and breastfeeding women, Botox or fillers should not be used. Botox and fillers should not be used if there are any health issues or medications.

 Also, it would help if you discussed the benefits of Botox and fillers for your appearance. You may appear younger, but the results are not as dramatic as a facelift or other surgical procedures.

A qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can safely perform the procedure. Dr. Jagatjit Sing Kohli of our Chandigarh-based skin care centre has more than 13 years of experience in wrinkle treatment.

Before deciding, consult us to determine the best treatment for you.

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