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Dermal Fillers vs Botox
  August 23, 2018

Know the Difference between Dermal Fillers and Botox

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.

What should you know about dermal fillers and botox?

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 the Botulinum bacteria.  

On the other hand, dermal fillers are a similar alternate for Hyaluronic Acid that is produced by our bodies.  There are various brands of dermal fillers and many of them have similar results. Some brands are also quite inexpensive.

How do dermal fillers and botox work?

Both dermal fillers and botox are injectable. The 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 the face muscles thus, leading to wrinkles.  So, Botox does not ‘fill’ wrinkles, rather it will relax those muscles which cause the wrinkles.  The aim of a 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.

Who can offer dermal filler and botox treatments?

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 and can only be administered by Registered Doctors or Nurses.  

What can dermal fillers and Botox do for aesthetics?

Botox is mainly used for the treatment of three areas on the face. The include – between the brows, forehead lines and crows feet.  Another option is treating extreme underarm sweating, more well 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 SW19 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.


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