Noninvasive cosmetic treatments are extremely popular since they can improve your appearance and combat signs of aging with little or no downtime involved. This allows patients to be in and out of the office quickly, and back to their everyday routines. Some of the best known nonsurgical treatments in Salt Lake City include Botox and dermal fillers. However, many people may not understand the differences between these two treatments. Read on for more information about these two treatment options.


If you are living with wrinkles and lines on your forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes, Botox may be able to help. Botox is made up of Botulinum toxin type A, which is a natural protein that is used to relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. During treatment, Botox is injected into the treatment areas using a small needle. There is no downtime associated, and results can last from 3-6 months.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also injectable treatments, but they work differently than Botox. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which can cause lines, wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and skin laxity. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which works to restore the lost hyaluronic acid stores in our skin. Fillers work by adding volume beneath the skin to smooth wrinkles, restore midface volume, and plump the lips.

Which Option is Right for You?

Whether Botox or fillers are right for you will depend on the location of your signs of aging, the cause for these signs of aging, and your individual anatomy. A consultation with Dr. Nicholas Howland can help to determine which treatment option can benefit you.

If you are interested in Botox or fillers in the Draper or Salt Lake City areas, contact Howland Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.