When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and expression lines, both Botox and dermal fillers can be effective treatments. But which one lasts longer? Generally speaking, fillers (including Juvéderm) last longer than Botox. Results from fillers can be visible from nine months to two years, while Botox usually lasts three to four months. Hyaluronic acid fillers, which come in a variety of thicknesses, can last anywhere from five to 24 months.
Some dermal fillers have been studied to last close to two years. The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra. When the effects of fillers wear off, you'll need additional treatments to maintain results. Fillers may not be the best option for forehead lines, however.
Botox is usually a superior choice for this area because the filler is less effective and dissipates much faster due to constant muscle movements. It's important to note that Botox and dermal fillers treat slightly different problems and are generally used on different areas of the face. Botulinum toxin type A (commonly known as Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau or Xeomin) and dermal fillers (such as Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) are the most popular injectables. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero, and calcium fillers such as Radiesse are the most common.
When it comes to cost, it's difficult to compare Botox and fillers because fillers generally last longer. It's best to receive dermal fillers if you're in good health so you can see the best treatment results. Additionally, processed foods and high amounts of sugar can make dermal fillers not last as long. Botulinum toxins (Botox) and dermal fillers are also used for a variety of additional uses beyond treating wrinkles on the face.
Individuals should discuss the provider's experience and training in dermal fillers and Botox before making a decision.