Everybody’s always talking about lines and wrinkles. Why are they talking about them? They recognize them, they have them, and they don’t want them. Your dermatologist can help you get rid of these lines and wrinkles, make you look better and make you look younger by using Botox or filler. Let me explain the difference between Botox and fillers. Botox is used to make lines go away that are caused by muscles or facial expression but muscles that you don’t need. If I raise my eyebrows and cause horizontal lines, if I frown and cause vertical lines that make me look sad or unhappy, those muscles are doing nothing else for me, I don’t need them. Botox weakens them and stops them from making those lines and wrinkles. Botox takes 3-7 days for 90% of the effect, up to 10 days or 14 days for 100% of the effect, and it’s very easy to use. Fillers are different. Fillers are used for lines that are there all the time, or for lines that are caused by muscles that we need. We can’t afford to weaken certain muscles or facial expression. For example, when I smile, I can’t afford to have that muscle weaken. I want to be able to smile. Different lines have different thicknesses. Thin fillers like collagen I use for fine lines. Thicker fillers like Evolence or Juvéderm or Restylane I use for thicker lines, but fillers, being different from Botox, have their effect immediately. Before you leave the office, you see the full effect of the treatment. The treatment can last 3 months, 6 months or even 12 months. I hope that helps to explain the difference to you between Botox and filler.