With cosmetic treatments becoming more and more common, for a lot of people it is becoming increasingly confusing to understand what treatment is what and which one may be the best for them. This is especially so for Dermal Fillers and Botox where the line between them is quite blurred. To help clear up some of this confusion, we take a look at both Dermal Fillers and Botox and explore what that they are, what they do and who they are suitable for.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
We’re all born with lots of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) but over time this decreases in our skin and ensures that our skin become less elastic, thinner and generally look older. Dermal Fillers are simply a way of reintroducing some Hyaluronic Acid into your skin.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal Fillers are simply injected straight into your skin with a tiny needle. This direct introduction of Hyaluronic Acid helps to lift and smooth your skin and leave it looking healthier, fresher and more youthful.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
Dermal Fillers treatment doesn’t last long at all and should take no longer than 30 minutes. It’s virtually pain-free and the effects are relatively long lasting and can last up to 18 months after your treatment. Like Botox, there’s no particular downtime once you have had your treatment and the treatment has been done for many years and is tried and tested.
Who Are Dermal Fillers For?
Dermal Fillers are suitable for a wide range of people who are concerned about acting on their lines and wrinkles on their face and generally rejuvenating their skin. It is also suitable for those people who want to add structure to their face and give their skin a brighter and fresher appearance.
Who Should Not Have Dermal Fillers?
Generally, Dermal Fillers are suitable for most people however some people advise that those who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding should not undertake the treatment. If you are in any doubt, you should always voice your concerns with your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Being Treated With Dermal Fillers?
The overall effect of using Dermal Fillers is that the face is rejuvenated. It softens the lines that may be caused by facial expressions such as smiling and frowning and it helps to smooth out wrinkles. It’s not a miracle treatment but it will help you generally look great for your age. It’s long lasting and its effects gradually wear off which means there is no sudden or dramatic change, enabling patients to simply top-up their treatment.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for a substance called botulinum toxin type A.
How Does Botox Work?
Botulinum toxin is a natural protein that is used to help to relax the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and lines. As a cosmetic procedure, it has been around for many years and is considered tried, tested and safe as well as very effective.
What Does Botox Treatment Involve?
Like Dermal Fillers, Botox is delivered by a simple injection. Like Dermal Fillers, you won’t have any ‘downtime’ after the treatment and there are no side-effects either short-term or long-term. Once you have had your treatment, you can immediately return to your normal daily life.
Who Is Botox Treatment For?
Botox is great for any who is looking to have their face rejuvenated, improving the look of their skin as well as helping to improve the look of crow's feet, wrinkles and lines.
Who Should Not Have Botox Treatment?
If you have medical issues such as tissue complaints or damage to facial muscles, Botox may not be suitable. It is also generally suggested that Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding is not a good idea either. If in any doubt, talk to your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Botox?
Botox treatment aims to give your face an overall rejuvenation effect. It can help to soften the lines caused by your facial expressions and generally help you look younger and more refreshed. Results last for approximately three to six months.
What’s Best? Botox Or Dermal Fillers?
There really is no straightforward answer as to what is best. Why not book your consultation today with Dr Paul Silvester where he can discuss your personal circumstance and come up with the treatment that is right for you. Call now on 07456 415251.
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