Botox Vs Fillers

What is Botox?

Botox is a protein that derives from the bacterium ‘Clostridium Botulinum.’ From this bacterium, neurotoxins called ‘Botulinum toxins.’ are produced. Lots of fancy science terminology! To put it simply, Botulinum toxins are what some like to call “miracle poison.” When received in small doses, Botox is best known to reduce wrinkles on the skin, along with treating a handful of muscle conditions and other medical conditions. Sound a little intimidating? Well, here’s a lowdown of how Botox safely and effectively provides results. When injected, Botox relaxes the muscles that are around the wrinkles. This relaxation of the muscles is cause for them to lose mobility, and voila, the appearance of those pesky wrinkles is reduced!

Once you address to your health care provider which specific wrinkles you want to be treated, they will inject the Botox into the muscles surrounding the wrinkles. The injection process itself is quite simple and quick, usually taking no more than a few minutes. Within relatively two weeks, results become noticeable. Linked at the bottom of this blog post is a video of Dr. Rosario injecting Botox. Feel free to watch and get an idea of how it works with us at Andros MedSpa!

What is Filler?

Filler, also known as Dermal Fillers, is another standard treatment option when looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Like Botox, Filler is injectable. Dermal fillers come in a variety of forms, the most common being Hyaluronic Acid fillers. They are primarily used to treat soft tissues in the face, usually surrounding the mouth, and can also be used to plump up one’s cheeks and/or lips. Occasionally, they can also be used to treat areas of the hand to lessen the appearance of scars. Depending on the variety of Filler, results can last anywhere from 4 – 24 months! Dermal Fillers are an excellent treatment option for anyone looking to get back their youthful appearance by restoring lost volume, smoothing lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours.

How Do I Know What’s the Best Option for Me?

Both treatments are widely common and available through specialists. Botox and Fillers are both relatively simple and efficient procedures that have provided countless individuals with satisfactory results.

Botox tends to be the more affordable option of the two and has proved to be a safe and effective treatment option for most people. It is the most commonly practiced solution to reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and has little to no side effects. Fillers take the cake for providing people with longer-lasting results, and aid in the correction of unwanted wrinkles, adding back lost volume, and enhance facial contours.

The Bottom Line:

Botox prevents, and Filler corrects! We hope we got you excited to assess your desired results! Give us a call and allow us to set you up with a consultation to figure out the perfect treatment plan to make you FEEL as beautiful as you already are. Stay tuned for information on other topics next week!

Video Link:

Botox 101

There are several reasons why a doctor might recommend Botox to their patients. Botox is more
commonly known as being a cosmetic procedure, but Botox can have medical benefits as well. Botox is
used for getting rid of wrinkles, fixing a drooping brow, reducing migraine pain, etc. Whatever a patients
reason for getting Botox, they should be aware of how Botox works as well as the side effects and risks
that come with having it done.

How Botox Works:
Essentially, Botox helps to relax muscles so that they don’t move as much. This in turn will help with
wrinkles, any muscles fatigue or pain, any twitching muscles, etc. For example, to fix a drooping brow,
Botox will relax the muscle and even keep the muscle aloft. If you suffer from migraine pain, Botox will
help to stop major symptoms rather than stopping the actual migraine.

Risks and Side Effects:
There are well known common side effects that can come with Botox such as headache and facial pain,
and there are also uncommon side effects like eyelid drooping and muscle weakness. All of these
possible risks and/or side effects should be covered with the patient before getting the injection. The
best way to avoid these risks are by your physician knowing as much as they can about the issue you are
trying to fix.

Luckily for the clients of Andros Medspa, they have an amazing and experienced doctor ready to
administer injectables at any time. If you are interested in getting Botox, or want to know more
information on any of our injectables, please call us at 651-222- 3127 or stop by our spa!


“5 Amazing Benefits of Botox® Injections.” IAPAM, 14 June 2017. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.