What’s the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?

Although Botox and dermal fillers are both used to reverse the effects of ageing, they work in different ways. Botox is probably more well known; it’s a temporary facial aesthetic treatment that lasts around four months. Botox is used by a wide variety of people; older people may use it to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around their lips, eyes and forehead and some younger people use it to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. The process involves injecting botulinum toxin into facial muscles to relax them, it’s the most popular world-wide cosmetic procedure and is used by many celebrities.

dermal-fillers-in-HertfordshireDermal fillers

Unlike Botox, dermal fillers do not relax the facial muscles, they are injected into the skin to make it ‘plump’. Fillers replace soft tissue and they fill in wrinkles. In addition to smoothing out the look of wrinkles, the appearance of lips can be improved with the use of dermal fillers. Hertford Dental Care says that dermal fillers are injected into the lips in order for them to become fuller, giving that perfect pout. Dermal fillers in Hertford Dental Care last for around six to 12 months before a follow up treatment is needed and they’re injected under a local anesthetic, causing minimal pain. The dermal filler treatment only takes a few minutes, however the effects are almost instant, whereas it can take up to five days to fully notice the effects of Botox.

Which one should I choose?

You may not have to choose. Botox and dermal fillers are often used to complement each other for that ultimate wrinkle free look. They work in different ways and when used together, they have much more noticeable and better results than when either treatment is used alone.

To conclude, Botox and Dermal fillers work great when used separately, it all depends on how you want your treatment to work and how long you want the results to last. For maximum results, use them together for fantastic looking smooth skin. Botox and dermal fillers in Hertfordshire Dental Care can help you to look great and feel young again.