Botox vs. Filler - What’s the Difference?

At LMG Cosmetics we believe in providing our patients with custom treatments based on their unique features and needs. Our expert injector and CRNP Amanda Grippo has provided thousands of injection treatments and has helped patients renew their confidence and achieve their aesthetic goals. If you’re new to the world of injectables, you may be wondering what the buzz is surrounding two popular injectables – botox and filler. Both treatments are versatile and offer unique benefits for many types of cosmetic and medical concerns. Let’s dive in!

What is Botox?

To get things started, we want to clarify that Botox is the brand name of a popular and specific botulinum neurotoxin. The four FDA-approved neurotoxins available in the United States are Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeauveau. CRNP and expert injector Amanda Grippo at LMG Cosmetics will work with you to determine which is best based on your concerns and desired outcome. Botox works by temporarily weakening or relaxing the muscles being isolated for treatment. Patients can expect a smoothed and renewed look from the effects of botox treatments. The effects of Botox typically last 3-4 months depending on a variety of factors ranging from patient to patient. 


Common areas for Botox treatment include:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crows feet
  • Frown lines
  • Lip lines
Botox helps smooth and reduce the appearance of what is frequently summarized as “expression lines”. It can also provide relief for those who struggle with tension headaches, squinting, and tension surrounding facial drooping.

What is Filler?

Fillers are used to plump, define, and “fill” certain areas. Commonly known for their ability to take lips from thin and wrinkled to volumized and smoothed, filler offers versatility for a variety of cosmetics and aesthetic goals. Most fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a powerhouse compound that helps skin stretch and flex and reduces skin wrinkles and lines. It is utilized in many skincare brands and supplements because of its benefits and impact. 


Common areas for filler treatment include:

  • Smile lines
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Lips
We offer our patients a variety of different filler options and provide thorough consultations to move forward with the best treatment plan based on patient goals. Depending on the person and their goals, we may use a combination of fillers, one or another, or create a unique plan.

Botox and Filler in Scranton, PA

Whether you’re looking to prevent wrinkles, enhance your pout, achieve facial symmetry, or beyond, our team at LMG Cosmetics is here to help you with your botox and filler treatments. Curious for more? Another specialty of Amanda Grippo’s is her one of a kind treatment – the 8 Point Lift. This service is a combination of treatments that created a cohesive and aesthetic look that is focused on facial anatomy tailored to each patient’s unique facial structure. We can’t wait to see you! Contact us today to schedule your consultation or book your appointment.