Are Fillers and Botox the Same Thing?

Fillers, BotoxFillers and BotoxⓇ are two cosmetic procedures that often get grouped as the same thing. While both of these treatments are injectables, they have two completely different purposes. It is important to understand their differences in case you are looking to get any of the treatments. In this blog, we will go over what fillers and Botox are and the advantages of each one.

What Are Fillers?
Fillers are injectables that aim to add volume to the face in certain areas. Fillers look to fill in wrinkles and skin folds, as well as add volume to the lips, cheeks, chin, or under eyes. With fillers, you are adding a filling substance to the face to create a more voluminous look.

What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable that targets the muscles that contract to form wrinkles. By targeting these muscles, Botox essentially “paralyzes” them and bollocks their nerve signals so that you are not contracting those muscles to form wrinkles. This is where Botox and fillers differ from one another.

Which One Should I Get?
Overall, it depends on what your goals are when determining whether filler or Botox is better for you. Fillers are going to be better for you if you are wanting more volume to your face, or if you are wanting to fill in any wrinkles or folds. It is also a great choice if you are wanting to add more volume to your lips.

Botox is going to be the ideal choice if you are looking to smoothen out your skin by freezing the muscles that are causing your wrinkles. Botox is a great way to practice preventative treatment so that you don’t develop worsening wrinkles as you get older.

Enhance Your Look With Dr. Jeffrey Dawes
If you are looking to enhance your look, fillers or Botox may be a good option for you. If you think fillers or Botox could be a good fit for you, Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary, AB is the perfect place to go to get your treatment. Dr. Dawes is a board-certified plastic surgeon who strives for excellence with all of his patients. His experience and expertise make him one of the best plastic surgeons in Calgary. Working with Dr. Dawes means that you are working with the best of the best. Contact us today at 403-571-3141 or visit us online at to schedule your consultation.

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