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Botox® VS Dermal Fillers: What's the Difference?

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Botox® VS Dermal Fillers: What's the Difference?

Botox & Dermal Fillers Newport Beach

Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin –  they all eventually catch up with you. But, fortunately, there are cosmetic interventions you can use to fight back: specifically, Botox® and dermal fillers. But what are these treatments and how do they differ from each other? 

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What is Botox®?

Botox® is probably the most famous cosmetic intervention in the world. It is the brand name for botulinum toxin, a substance made by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It works by inactivating sub-facial muscles on the forehead, brow, lips, and around the mouth and nose that cause dynamic wrinkles. With Dr. Tenley Lawton, procedures usually take less than 30 minutes, with results lasting for three to four months. 

What are Dermal Fillers? 

Dermal fillers appear similar to Botox®. Both involve injecting natural substances into targeted areas of the face. But while the job of Botox® is to inactivate muscles to reduce wrinkles, dermal fillers plump the surrounding skin for a more youthful aesthetic. 

Juvederm® – one of the most popular dermal fillers available – contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This substance not only makes your complexion appear fuller and more hydrated, but it also stimulates collagen production, a potent anti-aging compound. 

The brand behind Juvederm®, Allergan, makes several varieties of the product: 

Difference Between Botox® and Juvederm®

Clinically, Botox® and Juvederm® seem like similar procedures. But, as discussed, the way they work is profoundly different. Botox® reduces wrinkles by inactivating the subsurface muscles that cause them while Juvederm® uses compounds to plump, hydrate, and volumize. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Can You Get Botox® and Juvederm® at the Same Time?

Board-certified Dr. Lawton provides liquid facelifts which can include both Botox® and Juvederm®, yielding the benefits of each. These cosmetic procedures cost less than regular face lifts and can be done in as little as 15 to 30 minutes in a single session.

Benefits of Anti-Aging Injectables

Anti-aging injectables offer a host of benefits you’ll love: 

  • Plumper, fuller lips
  • A reduction in the hollow areas around your eyes
  • Fewer lines and wrinkles around your forehead, eyes, nose and mouth
  • Reduction in the appearance of scars
  • Treatment of gaunt-looking cheeks

Am I a Candidate for Botox® and/or Dermal Fillers?

Both Botox® and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, use natural substances, making them suitable for the vast majority of Dr. Lawton’s patients. They are great for targeting lines, wrinkles, gauntness or hollows on your face. 

Please note that Botox® is not suitable for patients allergic to the botulinum toxin or human albumin. It is also unsuitable for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or living with a neuromuscular disease. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

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