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What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

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What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

It happens to us all. With each passing year, sneaky fine lines and wrinkles slowly begin to appear in the mirror. It’s true, wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. However, with a little assistance, Dr. Tenley Lawton can help reverse the signs of aging at her office in Newport Beach, Ca.

Both Botox and dermal fillers can temporarily reduce or even eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a simple in-office visit. Side effects and downtime are also minimal with both injectables leaving many patients confused about what may be best for them.

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*Individual Results May Vary

So, what is the difference?

The main difference between the two is the method in which they work. Each one has advantages that may suit your needs better than the other. Let’s take a closer look.

Botox Cosmetics

Botox uses small amounts of botulinum toxin to relax underlying muscles that cause wrinkles. As the toxin takes effect, you’ll notice gradual improvement over the course of a 4-7 days. The result is a natural, well-rested appearance. Botox Cosmetic treatments typically last anywhere from 3-4 months. No additional volume will occur with Botox.

For the most part, Botox is used in the upper region of the face. However, it can also be used to correct unwanted lines elsewhere.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers add instant, long-lasting volume. Lips and cheeks can easily be plumped with some fillers, while others are specifically designed to correct fine lines, wrinkles, or deep folds. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-months to a year or more.

Typically, dermal fillers are best suited for correcting problem areas in the lower region of the face.

At Tenley K. Lawton M.D, we offer the entire line of Juvederm fillers allowing you to have as dramatic or subtle results as you’d like. Juvederm products are hyaluronic acid based and lidocaine-enhanced to keep you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Depending on your individual needs you may prefer one of the following fillers over another.

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During your in-person consultation, Dr. Lawton will complete a full facial assessment and talk to you about your goals. She’ll work with you to create a personalized plan to help you safely and effectively achieve your desired outcome.


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.


*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.


Would you like to learn more about Botox treatments and dermal fillers? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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