In the quest for everlasting beauty, many people are turning to dermal fillers and Botox®. Both of these procedures help to keep wrinkles at bay and maintain a youthful-looking complexion for longer. It’s commonly thought that both treatments are synonymous with each other, but there are some distinct differences between the two.  If you’re considering either of the procedures, it’s impoPreview (opens in a new window)rtant to find out which is the right one for you to ensure you get the best results.
What are dermal fillers?      
Dermal fillers are used to prevent or eliminate the visible signs of aging. As we age, the natural collagen and elastin within the skin diminishes, making the skin look thinner, looser and more prone to wrinkles. Dermal fillers fill the skin with hyaluronic acid, helping to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production to plump and lift the skin.

During the procedure, hyaluronic acid is injected into the problem areas through a tiny needle. The practitioner will place a series of injections into each area and will usually massage the area after the treatment. The treatment doesn’t take long to perform and is generally completed in under half an hour.

Facial fillers are perfect for combating ‘static wrinkles’ which are visible even when your face is completely relaxed. These areas of the face, such as the lips and around the eyes, are especially prone to collagen depletion so will certainly benefit from the effects of dermal fillers.

What is Botox®?
Botox® is the trade name for a natural, purified protein known as ‘botulinum toxin’ which works to provisionally relax the muscles in the face. Botox® is often used to prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening, helping to maintain a youthful appearance.

During the treatment, Botox® […]