How Do Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers Differ?

By: Joshua K. Kolmetz


Cosmetic injectables are becoming more popular in recent years and show no sign of slowing down. Neurotoxins like Dysport® and BOTOX®, as well as dermal fillers like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, are among the most common ways to reduce unwanted signs of aging. Main Street Medical Center & The Vue MediSpa is proud to offer a range of options that meet the needs of our patients. But if you're new to the world of injectables, it's important to understand how they work.

Below, Dr. Joshua K. Kolmetz discusses the differences between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, as well as how they can be combined for more comprehensive and dramatic results. Call now to book an anti-aging appointment in Crestview, FL and start the journey to younger-looking skin.

What are neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are medications injected directly into muscles to make them temporarily inactive. The most commonly used wrinkle relaxers are BOTOX, Daxxify®, and Dysport, and they work by blocking the signals from the nerve endings to the muscles. This prevents muscle contractions from causing expression lines. Moderate to severe signs of aging can be softened and even removed for up to four months at a time.

Here are some examples of wrinkles we manage with neurotoxins:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines on the nose

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are composed of naturally occurring materials like hyaluronic acid and are designed to add volume where needed. They work by filling in wrinkles from the inside out and plumping up areas that have lost volume over time. Restylane, JUVÉDERM, Sculptra®, and RHA® Collection are just a few of the many options our Crestview, FL facility offers. Results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the product used.

Fillers are ideal for the following signs of aging:

  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth
  • Lip enhancement
  • Cheek and chin augmentation
  • Hollow under-eye area

What are the benefits of cosmetic injectables?

The primary benefit of neurotoxins and dermal fillers is that they provide youthful, natural-looking results without surgery or downtime. There's no need for incisions, and patients can return home from their anti-aging appointment right away. Of course, it's important to get injectables from an experienced provider like Dr. Kolmetz. Our team can ensure your outcomes are as safe and reliable as possible.

Can neurotoxins and dermal fillers be combined?

Absolutely! Neurotoxins and dermal fillers can be used together in a variety of ways. For example, BOTOX can soften dynamic wrinkles around the eyes while fillers add volume to the mid-face and cheeks. This can create a more balanced and proportional facial appearance.

During an appointment, wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are administered using ultra-fine needles and precision techniques. This minimizes your risk of side effects such as bruising or swelling while providing noticeable results.

Reduce signs of aging with injectables

Even minor wrinkles can have a big impact on your appearance. Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are excellent solutions that don't involve surgery or long recovery times. Learn about the products we offer by calling Main Street Medical Center & The Vue MediSpa for a consultation with Dr. Joshua K. Kolmetz. Our Crestview, FL team knows how each cosmetic injectable can be used to achieve the best possible outcomes.

*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.