Model with Eyes Closed and One Hand on CheekPretty much everyone in Pleasanton has heard about Botox. This anti-aging product has been around for years and has provided thousands of men and women with amazing aesthetic results. But what about that other cosmetic treatment you may have only recently heard about? Dermal fillers. What’s the difference between Botox and dermal fillers? Unfortunately, many Pleasanton residents mistakenly think that they are one and the same. But the truth is, they do completely different things for anti-aging. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between Botox and dermal fillers and find out which one is the best option for your specific needs.


Botox, scientifically known as botulinum toxin, is a substance used to treat and prevent facial wrinkles. But, the thing about Botox is that it is meant to treat dynamic wrinkles, not static wrinkles. Who knew there were different types of wrinkles? Dynamic wrinkles are caused by natural, but repetitive facial movements throughout the course of one’s life, such as smiling, frowning, squinting, and laughing, and they are visible when you make those expressions. By injecting Botox into trouble spots around the eyes, nose, and mouth, Dr. Manios is able to help his Pleasanton patients age more gracefully.

Dr. Manios injects Botox into the muscles near the wrinkles, which are then relaxed and prevented from contracting. This muscle restriction reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. If the facial movement is reduced, the wrinkle won’t appear. Botox is most frequently used to treat:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown lines that form between your eyes on your forehead
  • Horizontal forehead lines

It is important to note that Botox is not used to treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by the breakdown of collagen. That is where dermal fillers come in.

Dermal Fillers

While Botox prevents muscles in the face from contracting and causing lines on your face, Dr. Manios uses dermal fillers injected under the skin of Pleasanton men and women to fill in wrinkles that appear even when your face is relaxed, also known as static wrinkles. These lines and wrinkles could appear:

  • Around your eyes,
  • On your forehead,
  • Around your mouth,

Not only can dermal fillers soften lines and wrinkles, but they can also add volume to other areas of your face where fat has been lost, resulting in dropping cheeks or a “sunken” look. Dr. Manios can use dermal fillers to add volume to:

  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Lips
  • Under the eyes

Visit Dr. Manios To Learn What’s Best For You

Clearly, it’s impossible to tell each person reading this blog whether Botox or dermal fillers are the answer for you, because everyone ages differently, and everyone wants different results. That’s why you need to first visit Dr. Manios in his clinic for a complete examination of your trouble spots. Once he has the opportunity to see first-hand what your signs of aging entail, he will be able to put together a complete plan of action just for you. With his years of experience and training, he’ll be sure to know how to best provide you with the results you’ve been looking for.

Just call his office in Pleasanton today at (925) 989-6560 to book your first consultation.

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