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Botox/Dysport vs. Fillers: What’s the difference?


When it comes to aesthetic treatments that seem to reverse the clock on aging, there are two treatments you probably hear about more than any other: Botox and Fillers.

Although they're often spoken about in the same breath, they're completely different. Each has unique properties and uses, but choosing between the two completely depends on your skincare goals. Understanding the ins and outs of Botox and Fillers can help you make an informed decision about which treatment might be right for you. So, what's the difference between the two?


When it comes to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles (crow’s feet, ‘11’ lines) there’s no treatment more effective than Botox and Dysport. They are the ultimate wrinkle-relaxers. Each is an injectable made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. While the word ‘toxin’ can be concerning, it’s completely safe.

Here’s how it works: A trained aesthetician injects a small amount into specific muscle areas that form facial expressions like frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows. This injection helps to reduce the activity of those muscles; and as they relax, so do your wrinkles!

Botox and Dysport are both brands that we use at Self Skin Studio. Some may hear “Botox” and immediately picture an overdone, stiff face – but that doesn’t have to be true! We specialize in using Botox and Dysport as preventative measures, meaning it's used before deep-set wrinkles form. Our specialists place the product in a way that gently relaxes fine lines and wrinkles so you always look like yourself – just maybe a few years younger! ;)



Sometimes, wrinkles go deeper than Botox and Dysport can help. Other times, there’s an imbalance in the face, or gravity has worked its unfortunate way to cause “hollow” spots underneath your eyes. This is where dermal fillers come in.

Dermal fillers are another injectable treatment. As the name suggests, its used to fill wrinkles and add volume or fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging. This thinning is most commonly seen in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. The fillers we use at Self Skin Studio, Juvederm and Restylane, are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps it retain moisture and look plump.

We recommend fillers when clients have deeper lines or want to add more volume to contour the lips, cheeks, and chin. Just like with Botox and Dysport, fillers don’t have to look fake or overdone. With the right placement and product, we can lift and restore your face to simply look like the best version of you.



The decision between Botox and Fillers depends on the specific areas of concern, the type of lines or wrinkles you want to address, and the end results you hope to achieve.

Remember, it's not always an either-or situation! Botox and fillers can be used in different areas of the face to complement each other and create a balanced, natural, and rejuvenated look. Many people opt for a combination of both to achieve their desired results.

In the end, the choice should be made in consultation with one of our providers who can assess your individual needs and advise on the best treatment plan for you. Remember, the goal should always be to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin!

Ready to feel like the best version of your SELF? SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR FILLER OR BOTOX HERE.