The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
How Does Botox Treatment Work
The Treatment of Botox
Botulinum toxin (also known as Botox) is a purified form of protein that is injected into the facial muscles which cause lines and wrinkles. The result of this is to relax these muscles by blocking their nerve signals temporarily. This causes wrinkles and lines to become removed, reduced and softened.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work
The Treatment of Dermal Fillers
Filler injections are made from hyaluronic acid; this acid is a natural substance in our body, which keeps our skin well supported. As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our body decreases and so wrinkles and lines appear. Therefore, facial fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid into the desired facial area, which will lift and smooth these areas, as they add fullness and volume to the face.
What Are The Most Effective Areas To Get Botox
The Areas Botox Works Best
Botox only works on muscles which create lines and wrinkles through constant and movement and expressions. Therefore, the places where Botox works effectively are the forehead, glabella (frown lines) and crows feet (under eye lines).
What Are The Most Effective Areas To Get Dermal Fillers
The Areas Dermal Filler Works Best
Our Juvederm filler works best on facial areas which need plumping, lifting, softening and structuring. They can be used to treat several areas and can create many desired results. Areas which dermal fillers can help to smooth out are nose to mouth lines, drooping lip corners, marionette lines and smokers lines. Skin filler treatments used to structure your face are the chin & lower face and lip enhancements. The treatment Juvederm fillers can be used to plump, is lip volumising.
Benefits of Botox
- Cheaper Option
We offer our Botox services at a very good price, including price reductions when two or more Botox areas are chosen.
- No long-term side effects
The only side effect of swelling and bruising will go down in a few days and can be covered with make-up.
- Short recovery time
There is no recovery time for Botox, so you will be able to return to your normal activities straight after it is done.
- Can stop excess sweating
The chemical that triggers the sweat glands can be temporarily stopped by Botox, to help people with this condition.
- Can treat medical conditions such as migraines
As Botox relaxes the muscles in your head, it can be used to treat migraines by reducing the pains felt in the head.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
- Lasts much longer
The results can last up to 1 to 2 years, meaning they are a worthwhile investment to keep you looking young.
- Effects are noticeable straight away
The plumpness and smoothness caused by facial fillers can be seen straight after treatment.
- Short recovery time
Recovery time is only 24 to 48 hours, so dermal fillers will not drastically disrupt your life.
- Beneficial for the skin
Hyaluronic acid, which is injected into the skin naturally moisturises and softens your skin.
- Can improve appearance of scars
Dermal fillers can be used to treat scars, as hyaluronic acid softens the skin making scars less prominent on your face.
That should give you a good insight into the differences between our botox treatments and dermal fillers. Although this does not have to be an either-or decision. You can have both types of procedures to rejuvenate your preferred facial areas and to complement each other to leave you looking beautiful. To explore the treatments suited to you and find out more information, visit our facial aesthetics page. You can also check out our prices on our fees & plans page, to plan your future facial cosmetic surgery.