Botox Vs. Fillers

Botox and fillers often get confused with one another; here is everything to know about the two so that you can better understand what is right for you.


Botox is short for Botulinum toxin and is a treatment that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It can even be used to treat excessive sweating. Botox is most commonly used to treat lines that result from facial expressions such as; frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, etc. The effects of Botox last for 3 to 6 months.


Fillers are injected directly into the skin to “plump” that specific area. This treatment helps to regain a youthful appearance by smoothing ones skin. Fillers can be used to reduce laugh lines, enhance lips, even out acne scars, etc. They are also used to add structure or volume to a patients face in their desired area. Fillers can last from six months to five years depending on the type of filler used. 

If you have further questions about either treatment book a free injectables consultation with us today!

Botox: What You Need to Know

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment with more than 6 million treatments administered each year.

  • What is it and how does it work?

Botox is Botulinum toxin, a natural purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to control muscles spams and severe underarm sweating. Botox essentially blocks the signals your nerves send that tell your muscles to contract, which relaxes and softens the wrinkles.

Botox is the well-known brand name of the product and has been developed and used for decades. It is also the safest product and is certified in both the medical and cosmetic field.

  • What does this treatment involve?

Slight and temporary bruising and swelling may occur directly after the treatment. Headaches can occur but only last one to two days. There are no long-term side effects of having Botox injections.

  • Who is this treatment for?

Botox can serve a variety of purposes but is mainly used cosmetically for the reduction of fine lines and skin rejuvenation. The treatment is injected into the muscles and used to improve the look of wrinkles in the skin for a period of time.

  • What is the goal of this treatment?

The goal of Botox is to soften wrinkles and can last between four to six months at a time. As the muscle action slowly returns the lines and wrinkles will reappear, they will need to be retreated to maintain the effect. As treatments progress the lines and wrinkles will often appear less severe because the muscles are learning to relax.

Beauty Ideal vs. Your Identity; Fort Collins Botox


At Advanced Northern Colorado Aesthetics we’re aware of the culture’s beauty ideal and it’s negative impact on women and girls. (And men and boys too.)

We’re told we have to have plump lips, sculpted cheekbones and never look older than 27 years old. This often has negative effects on self esteem and self worth. We hate that.

We’re a medical spa for whom our motivation is not helping you meet some Photoshopped beauty ideal. We’re motivated to helping you be the ideal you. We don’t want you to look like someone else. We want you to look like the beautiful person that you are, we are interested in helping your inner beauty come to the surface so that everyone can see what we see when we look at you.

“I was tired of everyone thinking I was tired and exhausted,” Jane Fonda told Oprah, explaining why she had had some “work” done. “I don’t feel exhausted, I feel excited about my life and I wanted people to see that.”

People’s perceptions of you, like it or not, come from what they see. They see your face, your eyes, your skin, your clothing and they develop an idea about what you’re about. This may not be fair, but it is true.

Do you look like you’re tired because of the lines around your eyes? Do you look cranky or angry time because of those deep frown lines between your eyebrows?

When people ask why we’ve chosen to offer injectables like Botox and Juvederm it isn’t because we’re pushing a media driven beauty ideal. It’s because we know that these specialized products can make you look more like your gorgeous self.

Your face is your biggest expression. If your face isn’t really reflecting how you truly feel about yourself or those around you, isn’t that tragic?

Our injectables are safe and effective ways to look happier, more alive, more energetic, less stressed out and well rested. That is the picture of health and that’s what motivates us.