BOTOX, Fillers, What’s the Difference?

Whether you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, define your lips, or lift your brows, these treatments can help you achieve a refreshed, youthful look. More people than ever are taking advantage of this revolutionary aesthetic technology. Today, both men and women can enjoy a quick and cost-effective way of increasing confidence without the need for an invasive surgical procedure. 

When Can I Expect to See Results From BOTOX and Fillers?

With BOTOX and filler injections, you can expect visible improvements in as little as one treatment session. These treatments involve little to no downtime and deliver long-lasting results, without the risk associated with surgical procedures. Our talented injector can help you with a customized treatment plan that matches your individual wishes. We love to see our clients enjoying life with newfound confidence!


BOTOX is a popular injectable treatment that helps many people improve their appearance by essentially freezing certain facial muscles. It has been used increasingly over the past several decades to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and other facial flaws resulting from the constant muscle contractions associated with laughing, smiling, concentrating, or squinting. BOTOX is made from a purified form of bacteria, making it both safe and effective when used properly in a medical setting. For those looking to achieve younger-looking skin without an invasive surgical procedure, millions of people worldwide rely on BOTOX.

About Fillers 

Dermal fillers offer a safe and effective way to restore natural fullness, shape, and definition that has been lost due to aging, or enhancing the facial structure. By gently replacing lost facial volume with fillers, areas such as the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth can be rejuvenated to restore a fresh, youthful look. Due to minimal downtime associated with fillers as an alternative to a more invasive procedure.  The results are visible immediately, and based on the type of filler, can last from six months to two years. 

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Why Choose Ladone Family Dental?

Ladone Family Dental offers a unique experience for dermal fillers and BOTOX; their team of providers consists of board-certified dentists Dr. Paul Ladone, DDS, and Dr. Kelsey Ladone, DMD – father and daughter dental practitioners that have carried on the tradition of a practice that was started by Dr. Paul's father in 1967. Because our dentists understand how important aesthetics are to create a healthy smile and maintain self-confidence, our valued team member, Dr. Lora Riccolo, delivers BOTOX injections and aesthetics services to help you look your best, at any age. Dr. Lora Riccolo boasts expertise in facial aesthetics being one of the top providers of BOTOX injections in the region. She has been a valued member of our team at Ladone Family Dental for over 20 years, treating patients throughout the Western Suburbs, including the communities of Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton.


Temporomandibular jaw disorder, commonly called TMJ, is caused by clenching muscles in the jaw. This leads to teeth grinding, jaw tension, tension headaches, and a range of other unwanted effects. TMJ is effectively treated with BOTOX, which has a number of medical uses aside from cosmetic enhancements.

BOTOX injections are used to help patients suffering from TMJ by helping to temporarily relax the clenching muscles around the jaw, forcing them to weaken their grip. BOTOX is carefully injected around the head and jaw, effectively relieving involuntary muscle clenching and the resultant muscle tension and other negative effects. As a result, TMJ is resolved with a simple injectable treatment.

BOTOX & Filler FAQs

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX?

Am I a good candidate for filler?

What is the benefit of BOTOX and filler?

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX?

For those considering BOTOX injectables, most plastic surgeons and dermatologists have set qualifications. The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years of age and in good physical health, not pregnant or nursing. The potential patient should also have a realistic expectation for their results since the effects generally last about 4-6 months.

Am I a good candidate for filler?

If you want to look your best, dermal fillers may just be the perfect option for you. The ideal candidate is someone who doesn't smoke and has good overall health, as those individuals experience higher long-term success rates than smokers. If you are a smoker, however, smoking simply delays healing time but does not prevent successful outcomes from this treatment altogether.

For superior outcomes and personalized care, we are honored to be trusted by our BOTOX and filler patients in the Western Suburbs, including the communities of Naperville and Lisle.

What is the benefit of BOTOX and filler?

For those who want a more natural look or a non-surgical solution, both treatments can offer dramatic results without much effort. Whatever you choose, whether it's BOTOX or filler injections, or a combination for a more comprehensive treatment, when performed with our expert injection techniques, you can expect superior outcomes that appear fresh and natural – you, at your best.

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