As we age, those deep lines and wrinkles on the face can become something that we dwell on. Especially when they seem to have appeared over night. Although it is a natural, unpreventable part of the ageing process, it isn’t a pleasant one – but you do have choices on how to address them.
Many people incorrectly believe that Botox is the only option for treating wrinkles, however there are other injectables that your plastic surgeon may suggest that you use to battle those fine lines. Although Botox is an option, there are also Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm that may be more suitable. But what is the difference between Botox and Fillers?
What Does Botox Do?
Botox has grown significantly in popularity over the last decade, due to its short-term improvement of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It can also be used for treating non-cosmetic ailments, such as excessive sweating and teeth grinding. It is a very safe injectable, that is both reliable and effective.
The effect that ageing has on our faces causes the tiny muscles under the skin to contract, which over time causes those pesky little wrinkles. When Botox is injected directly into these muscles, it creates a barrier, stopping the nerve impulses causing further contractions. The area where the solution is injected is then forced to relax, which smoothes the skin covering the creases. Having several rounds of Botox can not only improve the appearance of wrinkles, but help it to disappear altogether!
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, much like botox injections, are used to treat those facial imperfections, such as wrinkles, that develop as we age. Fillers are also popular amongst younger men and women who want to enhance their natural features, by augmenting the cheeks, chin and especially for plumping the lips. Dermal Fillers can also be used to replenish fat loss and gauntness in the face, creating a fuller effect. The most popular areas that people treat with dermal fillers include:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial lines Lines around the mouth
- Acne scars
- Frown lines
Juvéderm in particular, is extremely popular as it is so effective at improving lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as lip enhancement, and can last for over 12 months.
The amount of treatments that you will need for both Botox and Fillers depend completely on the look that you want to create, however results are usually visible within a matter of weeks.
Depending on the look that you want to create, your practitioner will advise you at your consultation on which procedure is best suited to your skin, its appearance and the effect that you wish to create.
Please contact the clinic on 0161 839 7663 to discuss your treatment options and to make an appointment for an initial consultation.