Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers: What Are the Differences? - Eugenie Brunner, M.D., F.A.C.S


The abundant selection of non-surgical treatment options currently available can easily seem overwhelming. Cosmetic injectables alone come in dozens of formulas, so how are you supposed to know what’s right for your aesthetic goals? Our extensively trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Eugenie Brunner, believes the wide selection is primarily to your benefit, as it allows skilled physicians like her to customize your treatment to best suit you. To help you become a well-informed participant in your facial rejuvenation, we have provided a few quick tips on how to differentiate some of the most common injectables.

BOTOX® Cosmetic: One of the most popular cosmetic injectables in the nation, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator designed to halt muscle movement in the treated area. Certain facial muscles can contribute to wrinkle formation, and these tissues are targeted to help soften the appearance of creases. BOTOX® Cosmetic (and its contemporaries, like Dysport® and Xeomin®) can take a week or two for results to appear, and the effects typically last about three to six months. Additional “touch-up” sessions can extend the length of the results.

Dermal Fillers: Distinct from neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers “fill” the skin to add volume, smooth fine lines and folds, and stimulate collagen production. Examples of dermal fillers include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Belotero Balance®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and many more. In most cases, the effects are instantly noticeable, and the outcome can last anywhere from about six months to two years or more, depending on the formula and your unique experience.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can be used independently or in combination to achieve more comprehensive results. Dr. Brunner will listen to your concerns and recommend the best course of action based on your needs and goals. Talk to us today to learn more.

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Dr. Eugenie Brunner, winner of NJ Top Docs Award in 2020, Princeton, NJ.

Top Doctor 2020 - NJ TopDocs

Dr. Eugenie Brunner selected as New Jersey's top plastic surgeon in 2020

Select Surgeon's Top Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey for Laser Resurfacing and Tattoo Removal

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

Dr. Eugenie Brunner was awarded the Castle-Connolly Award

Castle Connolly - NEW YORK METRO AREA

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for more than 10 years (2009-2022) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Patients' Choice Award for Favorite Physician

2010, 2011, 2016-2020

Town Topics Readers' Choice Awards

2018, 2019, 2021

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Compassionate Doctor

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Dr. Eugenie Brunner won the compassionate Dr. award in 2020, New Jersey.

Compassionate Doctor Award 2020

5.0 Stars from 22 Reviews

Dr. Brunner was recently recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors for the New York Metro Area.

Castle Connolly is a premier category of excellence in American medicine, and Dr. Brunner has been recognized fourteen years in a row.

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