Botox and Fillers, What’s the Difference? Which One is Right for Me? December 16 2016

Botox is Allergan’s brand name for a purified protein that relaxes wrinkles in the forehead, frown and crows feet. Botox accomplishes this incredible feat by blocking the signal between nerve and muscle, diminishing repetitive muscle movements that cause the wrinkles to develop as we age. Other brand names available in Canada are Dysport and Xeomin, both excellent at relaxing troublesome expressions and also available at MD Wellness Solutions.

Often people looking to refresh their appearance will start with a little Botox in their frown or forehead and then when they see how natural they look they ask whether fillers could help their appearance. For most people the answer is absolutely!

Fillers are known by various brand names including Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Beletero, and Teosyal. All are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring lubricating sugar found throughout the human body. Hyaluronic acid plumps out deep folds like the jowls and marionettes, defines cheek bones and enhances lips. A skilled injector will choose the right filler for your need and expertly administer it to achieve a natural, refreshed look.

So Botox or fillers, now that you know the difference, what’s right for you? Let our artist physicians Dr. Tkatch and Dr. Abrahams provide you an individualized recommendation for your treatment by booking a personal consult.