It’s a good question.

That needs to be addressed.


To help you make the best decision possible.

With so much hype surrounding the two cosmetic surgery procedures, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated. There’s so much information out there. You don’t know whether it’s true or not.

That’s why we’ve created this post. In it, you’ll find all the real information you need to know about Botox and fillers. You’ll also learn how to choose which is right for you.

Let’s get started:


Botox is a prescription medication that’s administered—via injection—to relax the overworked muscles of the face. By reducing or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, it gives the face a youthful, more beautiful appearance. Results typically last around six months, and patient satisfaction rates are high.

Because Botox has been around for a very long time—it started being studied by physicians in the early 1800’s—it’s a trusted medication with a proven track record. Many surgeons believe that nothing seems to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles like Botox.


Fillers and Botox achieve the similar results, but they are not the same thing.

Fillers are naturally derived or synthetic materials that are injected into the skin to enhance or “fill” wrinkles, fine lines, and depressions. This differs from Botox in that it plumps the skin rather than weakening the muscles underneath it. As a result, the appearance of the face is a bit different—usually in terms of fullness—then when Botox is used. Results can last anywhere between six months and two years.

How to Choose

The best way to choose between Botox and fillers is seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. They have the education, skills, and training needed to evaluate your condition and come up with a treatment plan. They—more than anyone else—can provide you with the information you need to achieve the results you desire.

If you’re interested in reducing your fine lines and wrinkles, feel free to contact us at any time. We will gladly set up a consultation to get you going in the right direction. Dr. Spiegel has dedicated his life to helping patients improve the appearance of physical features of their face. His track record of positive results is long one. He’ll gladly help you in the same manner he’s help countless other patients. A new, more youthful you is right around the corner.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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