Respected dermatologist compares dermal filler treatments to Botox

Thanks to advances in dermatology and the skills of Board-certified dermatologists, men, and women can turn back the hands of time with treatments including dermal fillers and Botox. After years of sun exposure, adults in Glen Ridge and beyond often seek treatments that restore their youthful appearance. They can find solutions to meet their unique needs at image Dermatology ® P.C., the practice of nationally known and highly respected dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie. Many patients wonder about the differences between dermal filler and Botox treatments. Dr. Downie is happy to explain.



Sun exposure and smoking can expedite the process of aging, leaving patients with unwanted lines and wrinkles. These develop as collagen depletes. Facial expressions and squinting can leave lines caused by muscle contractions. Dermal fillers fill creases and restore volume. Botox is used to relax the muscles and stop them from contracting. The result is smoother skin in the treated areas.


We provide many different dermal fillers to meet unique patient needs. Restylane and Perlane can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Restylane Silk is the only dermal filler approved for lip enhancement. Juvéderm can create volume in the cheekbones and cheeks. Dermal fillers can boost collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm. Each can provide a more youthful appearance in a unique way. Dr. Downie has seen increased cheek volume because of using dermal fillers on herself and has experienced beautiful, long-lasting results.

Call our office at (973) 509-6900
to book an appointment today.


Botox is a prescription injection composed of a purified protein. We use Botox to treat horizontal lines above the brows (forehead furrows), creases near the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), and vertical creases between the eyebrows (frown lines). Dr. Downie can personally attest to a reduction in the appearance of frown lines on her forehead after using Botox. She has been using Botox on herself for more than 18 years and on her patients for more than 20.


Are you struggling with deciding between the two treatments? Fortunately, you do not have to choose one over the other. We can combine Botox and a dermal filler for optimal results. During a consultation, we will review your medical history, including past and current medical conditions and medications.

If you are a candidate for treatment, we will devise a plan. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Downie by calling (973) 509-6900 today.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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