It can be quite confusing sometimes selecting which cosmetic treatment is best for you. Especially so when considering procedures such as Botox and fillers where the line is quite blurred. Therefore, below we take a look at the two different treatments, what they do and who they are suitable for.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin which is a natural protein used to relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It is a safe, tried and tested cosmetic procedure that can be very effective.
What does Botox treatment involve?
Botox is delivered by a simple injection. Unlike many procedures, there is no downtime after the treatment and there are no long term side effects. Patients can resume their activities straight after treatment and can also fly too.
Who would Botox treatment suit?
Botox is suitable for a wide variety of people who wish to get a rejuvenated look for their skin as well as helping to improve the look of wrinkles, lines and crow’s feet.
Who should avoid using Botox?
Anyone who has medical conditions such as damaged muscle or tissue complaints should talk to their doctor before treatment. It is also not advisable to have Botox whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
What results does Botox aim to provide?
Botox can give an overall rejuvenating effect to the face. It can soften lines caused by facial expressions and can be done to provide natural results. The results will last for approximately 3 – 6 months.
What are fillers and how do they work?
As everyone ages, the natural collagen and elastin in their skin lessens, which results in the skin becoming drier, thinner and generally more aged looking. Although we are all born with lots of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), it diminishes over time, resulting in wrinkles developing. Dermal fillers simply inject HA into the the skin with a tiny needle, lifting and smoothing the skin and leaving it looking fresher and more youthful.
What does the treatment involve?
The entire procedure lasts just over 30 minutes and the effects are long lasting, the effects being noticeable for up 18 months after treatment. Like Botox, there is no real downtime after treatment and is safe, tried and tested.
Who would this treatment suit?
Fillers are suitable for a wide range of patients who want to reduce lines and wrinkles and generally rejuvenate the skin. It is also suitable for those people wanting to add volume and structure to their face, giving it a fresher and brighter appearance.
Who should avoid using fillers?
The treatment is almost universally suitable, although some advice not undertaking treatment whilst breastfeeding or pregnant.
What results do fillers aim to provide?
Fillers can give an overall rejuvenating effect to the face. It can soften lines caused by facial expressions and help smooth out wrinkles. Essentially, it helps people look great for their age. The effects are long lasting and towards the end of their effectiveness, the effects gradually soften which ensure there is no dramatic change. Patients can then simply top-up their treatment.
Botox or Fillers?
To discuss whether Botox or fillers would be best for you, call the surgery to book an appointment on 01392 690777 or email email@example.com.