What is the Difference between Facial Fillers and Botox®?

Growing older has many benefits. You become more confident, are more established and become wiser from having your own unique experiences. Despite the benefits, looking older is not a side effect many people enjoy seeing in the mirror each morning.

Thankfully, today there are a lot of options to keep you looking young and fresh as the years go on. Botox and facial or dermal fillers are among the most talked about cosmetic procedures for combating the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. But what is the difference between them? How do you know which one is right for you? Thérapie Clinic is home to some of the most talented plastic surgeons in the U.K. and can help you understand the differences between and benefits of Botox and dermal fillers.

What is Botox?

Botox, also known by its less catchy name Botulim Toxin Type A, is a protein that relaxes facial muscles that are responsible for causing lines and wrinkles. The results last for up to six months and its safety has been tested and confirmed through decades of use. It is the original and most well-known treatment for wrinkles. Botox gained popularity for being fast and affordable.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal or facial fillers are injectables that contain hyaluronic acid, a molecule that is found naturally in skin. Instead of relaxing muscles, it increases volume in or beneath the surface of skin. Brand names such as Restylane and Juvederm are popular. Since skin loses its fullness as it ages, fillers replenish lost volume and create a more youthful appearance.

What’s the Difference?

Botox will relax the muscles in your face, reducing activity that causes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers plump and lift skin on the face, filling problem areas with collagen.

Which Is Right for You?

It is important to consider your unique facial structure, specific concerns, and consult with a professional in order to choose the right treatment option for you. Botox is best for dynamic wrinkles since it targets the muscle and will help reduce the appearance of lines that are visible when you are moving your face or making particular expressions. Typically, these are located on the forehead or in the eyebrow area. Static wrinkles that are always visible are best targeted using dermal fillers, since they are depleted areas that will look better with the fullness that fillers provide.

To know for certain, schedule a free consultation with a wrinkle specialist at Thérapie Clinic today! Our team of experts can determine which treatment options are best for you. We can help find the solution for your frown lines, wrinkles or crow’s feet. Whatever your needs, we offer reliable advice, and the best treatment and aftercare.

Contact Thérapie Clinic to book your free consultation today. Call us on 08000 121 565 in Northern Ireland or find a clinic near you.