Botox® and Dermal Fillers Explained

Many individuals use Botox® and dermal fillers to treat wrinkles and frown lines. If you want to look younger and avoid the hassles and costs of cosmetic surgery, these two options are ideal. Both procedures are injectable, but it is important to understand their key differences and determine which one is right for you.

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What is Botox?

Botox is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax your facial muscles – the muscles responsible for causing lines and wrinkles. In some cases, Botox may be used to treat excessive sweating or migraines. It is the original and best-known name when it comes to non-surgical wrinkle treatments and it has been extensively tested for safety.

Here are a few facts you should know regarding Botox:

  • Treatment – There is no downtime with Botox. While slight bruising or swelling in the injections site is common, it dissipates quickly. There are no long-term side effects of Botox treatments and most patients return to work and normal activities right away.
  • Candidacy – Botox can be used on a wide range of individuals and is typically used for those that wish to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. If you have medical conditions (such as nerve damage), you may not be able to receive Botox injections. Also, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not receive Botox treatments.
  • Results – Botox softens lines and wrinkles and may last from three to six months. The full effects of Botox can take from a few days to a week before you begin to see the post-injection results.
  • What is A Dermal Filler?

    As you start to age, your natural elastin and collagen begin to fade. The skin thins out, dries and has difficulty repairing itself. Dermal fillers inject a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin to treat wrinkles and lines. A few facts regarding these dermal fillers:

  • Treatment – The procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes and can be reversed, if necessary. Bruising and swelling at the injection site is common, just like with Botox treatments.
  • Candidacy – Facial fillers can be used on those who are not qualified for Botox or those who want to add volume and structure to their face. Fillers help to naturally restore volume. While there is no known risk to pregnant or breastfeeding women, it is still not recommended for that category of patients.

  • Results – Fillers can last for 18 to 24 months and typically, the results soften over time. The effects are instant.
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    Thérapie Clinic is available to help you decide whether Botox or dermal fillers are right for you. If you have frown lines, wrinkles or crow’s feet, we offer consultations to help find the right treatment based on your skin type and goals.

    Meet with a wrinkle specialist at Thérapie Clinic for a free consultation today. Call us on 0800 511 8554 in the UK or find a clinic near you.