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Are Wrinkles Giving
Away your age?

The Difference Between Botox and Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections at Renove Med Spa. They are minimally invasive, meaning they do not involve surgery.

Botox and dermal filler treatments are popular, accounting for more than 9 million procedures in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Botox contains purified bacteria that freeze muscles. In doing so, Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions.

Dermal fillers contain ingredients that add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging. This thinning is common in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.

Are you starting to pay more attention to the wrinkles across your forehead, the lines between your eyes, or your crow’s feet. When you start noticing lines on your face “at rest,” which means while having no facial expression, it’s the right time to start using a relaxing injectable like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to prevent wrinkles etching into your skin. The use of these products has been proven to take years off the age of your face, and they are very safe when administered by an experienced medical practitioner. Dr. Michelle Parsons has extensive experience injecting Botox, as well as Xeomin and Dysport.

Typical areas treated with Botox are: around the eyes (crow's feet), the frown area and forehead, bunny lines on the nose, the lips, chin and the area around the corners of the mouth to turn the mouth corners upward. Neck bands can also be treated. Botox is also utilized to manage migraine headaches and can control excessive underarm sweating.

About Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin

Millions of Americans have benefited from Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments to improve and prevent frown lines of the face, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Often wrinkles are creases that have been worn into the skin and subcutaneous tissue by making the same repeated expression over many years. The muscles causing these “expression lines” can be relaxed by blocking nerve impulses.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are neurotoxins, more specifically botulinum toxin type A, that can dramatically reduce the appearance of the toughest wrinkles. Injections of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin into facial muscles block the chemicals that signal muscle contraction and relax the overlying skin and soft tissue. Results are generally seen anywhere from 2 to 7 days after injection and can last up to 4 months. With regular reapplication, the results can last longer, especially if treatments are done before the muscles are allowed to return to full strength.

There are several neurotoxins on the market, and Renove Med Spa offers Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. They are similar in the way they work, side effects, longevity, and effectiveness. Deciding on which one to use is up to you and your medical practitioner.

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To fully understand the differences between fillers and Botox and the best way to get an accurate estimate is to set up a consultation. Dr. Parsons looks forward to meeting with you.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are used to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles on the upper face. While Botox currently has more name recognition in the U.S., Dysport, and Xeomin have been used successfully and safely in Europe for many years. All three products are excellent for treating forehead lines, crow’s feet, and lines between the eyes. There is not one “best” option when it comes to relaxing wrinkles. Each medication’s effectiveness can vary among patients, so finding the right neurotoxin that works best for you is our goal.


I can't believe how beautifully Dr. Parsons made my lips. I was losing all lip definition to the point I almost didn't have any

Above the lip line I also had deep wrinkles. My lipstick, which I love to wear, would leave my thinning lips and bleed into the wrinkles.

Since Dr. Parsons beautifully sculpted my lip back to normal my lips are fuller, look normal, not like a fish, and when wearing lipstick it doesn't bleed since the wrinkles are gone too.

I look younger. They are BEAUTIFUL!

I recommend a lip filler to anyone who is losing their lips.

~Cheryl L., Ocean View
July 8th 2019


  • Made by Allergan

  • Larger molecule

  • Botulinum toxin A + protein

  • Effects visible in 4-7 days

  • Less diffusive


  • Made by Galderma

  • Smaller molecule

  • Botulinum toxin A + protein

  • Effects visible in 2-5 days

  • Less diffusive


  • Made by Merz Aesthetics

  • Smaller molecule

  • Botulinum toxin A only

  • Effects visible in 3-4 days

  • More diffusive


Own Your Look

BOTOX® is used for both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. Learn more about how BOTOX® can work for you.


A New Neurotoxin

Jeuveau™ — aka the #NEWTOX! Jeuveau™ is a modern-made neurotoxin approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines.


X Marks The Spot

Your face. Your decision. It's time to say, see you later frown lines and hello to Xeomin the
anti-wrinkle injection.



Instant Results

The only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.


Control Aging

Every time you frown, show concern or squint, you're creating frown lines between your eyebrows. If it bothes you, then ask Renove about Dysport.


Lift & Contour

RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. 

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