What’s the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?

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Are you reading this article because you’re interested in sourcing some dermal filler treatment in the Leamington Spa area? If you are, then are you sure that’s the treatment you need? Here, we’re going to provide clarification on the differences between Botox and dermal filler treatment with a view to helping provide you with an insight into which procedure might suit you best.

Botox and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, however they work in different ways and combat different signs of ageing. Your face shape and skin contour is unique to you. The manner in which you age depends on hereditary factors as well as lifestyle choices and no two people have exactly the same life experience. For that reason, we advise that to get a proper analysis of the best course of rejuvenation treatment, you might like to consider booking a no-obligation consultation with us.

Once we see your face, we’ll have a better idea of which treatment will have a more flattering effect on you. Many people will even benefit from having a combination of Botox and dermal fillers for a more enhanced, but still subtle and natural-looking effect.

How Botox works and what it treats

Botox injections contain Botulinum Toxin, which once administered under the skin will temporarily prevent the muscles from contracting. If targeted facial muscles are unable to contract, the lines and wrinkles of the upper face that have been bothering you are unable to form, resulting in a more youthful-looking you.

Botox works best on forehead lines, frown-lines and crows feet. It takes 10-12 days for the treatment to reach full effect and for you to see the results. The effects last for 3-4 months, after which time you can book a top-up treatment.

Leamington Spa dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are not restricted to producing effective results on the upper face, but can also combat lines lower down. Marionette, nasolabial and smokers lines may be reduced through the application of dermal fillers, but additionally dermal fillers can combat sunken or hollow areas, such as under the eyes and in the cheek area, as well as thinning lips.

Consisting of hyaluronic acid, which soaks up water under the skin once injected, dermal fillers from our practice near Leamington Spa, will add volume to your skin where needed, in order to provide you with a younger-looking, more even skin contour. The treatment is rendered virtually painless by the application of a local anaesthetic beforehand. The effects of facial fillers should be visible immediately after treatment and last for up to 6 months.

If you’d like to find out more about the differences between Botox and facial fillers, as well as get some guidance on which treatment is most likely to suit your individual requirements, please give our professional team a call to book your consultation. We’re based near Leamington Spa.