It’s a common misconception that Botox and Dermal Fillers are one and the same. Rest assured this is definitely not the case.
For those who may not know, Botox is used for paralysing muscles under your skin. These muscles cause wrinkles and fine lines to form when you make facial expressions. A specific toxin called botulinum is used to make Botox. This drug is sold and administered on prescription-basis.
It’s simple—when you have wrinkles that stay even when you’re not smiling. These are called ‘Dynamic Wrinkles’. They are so named because they are caused by muscle movement. This means that when you squint into the sun or laugh, the crow’s feet and laugh lines that appear are ‘dynamic wrinkles’. Typically, Botox gets rid of dynamic wrinkles that cause lines on the upper portion of the face like horizontal lines on your forehead or that number 11 that pops out when you frown.
Botox is used to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, furrows and creases around certain regions on your face.
The most common areas to get a shot of Botox on are your forehead, above the brows and around the mouth and eyes. The right dose of Botox will prevent that scary “Frozen face”. We at Simply Clinics provide an anti-wrinkle treatment that delivers natural results.
It is important to remember that Botox is a temporary treatment. This means that after a period of time—usually 3 to 4 months—you will have to make an appointment with your doctor again, if needed.
On the other hand, dermal fillers—or soft tissue fillers—have one purpose. As the name suggests, they are used to “fill” or plump up areas on your face and body. Calcium hydroxylapatite and Hyaluronic acid among others are substances usually used to make the solution. The most common type of dermal fillers is lip fillers.
Dermal fillers can be used on additional areas too such as the chin, cheeks and nose. These areas naturally thin out as you age.
This one is simple too—when areas on your face start to sag or naturally lose their plumpness. Wrinkles can form on these areas—these are called ‘Static Wrinkles’. They form when the skin naturally starts losing its collagen and elasticity. The most common regions for these to form are cheeks, neck and chin. The results for fillers last depending on the type of filler used.
There are a number of signs of aging that dermal fillers can work on:
Both are non-invasive inject-able cosmetic treatments that typically don’t take very long to administer. The right treatment—Botox or Fillers—depends on each individual. These cosmetic treatments and considered safe and rarely cause severe side-effects. They are not recommended for pregnant and breast-feeding women. It is important to consult a certified dermatologist before opting for them.
If you want effective and natural looking anti-aging treatments, our professionals are the best in the business.
We at Simply Clinics use only botulinum by Azzalure and Botox. This prevents the ‘frozen face’ effect.
If you’re in London, visit our clinic at any of our three branches—Uxbridge, Southgate or Shepherd’s Bush. Call us at 020 8352 3523 to make an appointment!