Dermal Fillers vs Botox: What’s the Difference?

Whether you choose dermal fillers or Botox, the key to a great result is working with a skilled physician. It is essential to have the right amount of treatment applied to the correct locations. Within the area of cosmetic surgery, a light-handed approach is the best approach. The ideal result is to achieve the improvement you’re looking for but still have a soft and natural result.


Dermal fillers are exactly what their name infers…they are fillers that add volume. As we age, our faces lose volume in certain areas. Instead of having long sweeping curves in our faces, such as from the lower eyelid down onto the cheek or along the jawline, we develop hills and valleys. Dermal fillers fill those valleys and give us a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

The most popular dermal fillers used are Restylane, Juvederm and Volbella. These fillers are crystal-clear gels which consist of the same natural skin substance called Hyaluronic Acid.

Popular uses for dermal fillers

• Smooth smile lines between the mouth and the nose

• Erase marionette lines below corners of mouth

• Restore natural moisture and fullness to lips

• Conceal jowls

• Correct lower eyelid “bags” without surgery

• Fill lower eyelid hollows and dark circles

• Smooth lip lines (or “smoker’s lines”)

• Raise cheeks and fill hollows

• Lift the brows

• Lift the corners of the mouth


Tiny amounts of the gel will be applied into the skin. This provides a natural fullness that lifts and smooths the skin. Treatments take about 15 minutes. You can see the results immediately, and most people enjoy the results for six months to 2 years (much longer than collagen).


Botox has been used to help millions of patients and is now the most common cosmetic procedure. The wrinkles that form from frowning, raising your eyebrows or smiling appear when the facial muscles move and bunch up the overlying skin.

Popular uses for Botox:

• Soften crow’s feet

• Remove frown lines (11’s) between brows

• Smooth the forehead

• Lift the brows

• Soften “bunny lines” on the nose

• Smooth lip lines (or “lipstick lines”)

• Prevent chin dimpling

• Lift the corners of the mouth

• Relax “bands” in the neck

• Make you look less tired or angry


As with all cosmetic procedures, each patient is different. Some patients see results within a few days, while most see results by one week. The treated lines and wrinkles will gradually disappear away within a few days. However, you should wait a full two weeks to be sure that you have obtained the full result.

Different patients need repeat treatments at various intervals. Most people last three to four months between treatments, while other patients have lasted up to six months. Epiclinic lip enhancement cosmetic clinic Adelaide have treated patients with Botox for over 20 years.