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7 key differences between Botox and fillers

Botox and filler are two of the most preferred cosmetic applications in the world, but they are often confused with each other.

Since we have received so many questions about this subject, we have prepared a 7-item information explaining the differences between botox and fillers for you.

First of all, we should state that botox and filler are not alternatives to each other. It is often applied together and effective results are obtained.

Both of these applications are becoming increasingly popular due to their rejuvenating feature, being affordable, and being a fast-applied method. (You can read our article titled “The Reasons Why Botox Is Preferred So Often”) While the prominent brands in Botox application are Dysport, Botox and Xeomin, the top segment brands in filling application are Juvederm, Modelis, Amelian, Teosyan, Bioexpender, Restylane and Radiesse.

Without wasting any more time, let’s share the differences between the two apps:


Botox is a drug derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.

Botox is used for wrinkles that occur when we contract a muscle.

It relaxes the muscles, prevents wrinkles. Effect starts in 3 days, sits in 10 days.

The effect lasts for 4 to 6 months on average.

The most common areas of use are: frown lines, forehead lines and eye creases.


The filler is a gel consisting of hyaluronic acid

Filling is made for wrinkles that occur without muscle contraction.

Padding adds volume and fills in gaps

80% of the effect is completed immediately, 100% in 10 days

The effect lasts on average 6-24 months depending on the type.

The most common areas of use: Wrinkles between the lip and nose, lip corner wrinkles, upper lip lines, lip augmentation, cheek filling, under-eye pits and bruises.