Dermal fillers and botox are cosmetic treatments that are provided through injections at the doctor’s office. Both of them are minimally invasive which means there is no surgery involved.
Dermal fillers and botox are made from different substances that have several uses, risks and outcomes. Botox or Botulinum Toxin is a brand name for the chemical produced by Botulinum bacteria. The term Botox is widely used however, various brands of Botulinum Toxin are there in the market.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are a similar alternate for Hyaluronic Acid that is produced by our bodies. Various brands of dermal fillers are there and many of them have similar results and some are inexpensive brands.
Both dermal fillers and botox are injectable, and dermal fillers are injected into the areas below the skin for treating deeper facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox has a different effect that helps in relaxing face muscles thus, leading to wrinkles. So, Botox does not ‘fill’ wrinkles, rather it will relax those muscles which cause wrinkles. The aim of Botox injection is to decrease the activity of the muscles, relaxing fine lines and preventing them from forming. By getting Botox treatments repeatedly in the same area, you will get more effective result as the muscle becomes trained and relaxed.
Dermal fillers can be administered by anyone who has attained basic training and little clinical background since this drug is not registered. However, botox is much more tightly controlled that can be administered by Registered Doctors or Nurses.
Botox is mainly used for the treatment of three areas on the face and these are – between the brows, forehead lines and crows feet. Another option is for treating extreme underarm sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
Dermal fillers are mainly suited for facial lines that can be filled in with fillers, with various treatment options available. These consist of – between the brows, mouth to nose lines, cheek enhancement, marionette lines and the most common amongst them is lip definition.
You may visit Confidental Dental Clinic in Wimbledon where the experts provide botox and dermal filler treatments for treating creases, fine lines and wrinkles. Thus, you can get rid of those marks and restore your youthful look.