Refresh Your Face: Botox vs Dermal Fillers

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you had a magic wand to wave lines and wrinkles away? We can’t carry out magic spells at Advance Dental Clinic, but we do have incredible facial rejuvenation treatments on offer. If you dream of wrinkle-free, youthful skin, let us treat you to a refreshing, reinvigorating treatment. We offer Botox and dermal fillers and with our experienced aesthetic practitioner, Monica, you can rest assured that you’re in the safest hands.

Botox vs dermal fillers: what are the differences?

Botox and dermal fillers are non-invasive facial treatments, which are designed to reduce the visibility of ageing signs such as wrinkles, folds and lines. Although the treatment process is similar, the way the therapies work is different.

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into areas of the skin to soften the appearance of lines. Botox smoothes the skin by causing the facial muscles to relax. It does this by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. When the muscles relax, you get a smoother, line-free complexion. It’s common to have Botox treatment on the forehead, around the eyes and by the nose and mouth. This is an effective treatment for common symptoms such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox treatment is very straightforward and it simply involves having a series of injections into carefully selected areas of the face. We use a very fine needle to minimise discomfort and Monica controls the amount of fluid very carefully to ensure a natural finish. Treatment usually takes around 15-30 minutes and the effects should become visible after 24-48 hours. Treatment lasts up 6 months.

Dermal fillers do not work in the same way as Botox, but they are also an effective solution for lines and wrinkles. Rather than blocking signals to the muscles, dermal fillers add volume to the skin, compensating for decreased levels of collagen and elastin. Fillers soften wrinkles, but they also enhance your best facial features and we can use them to add definition to your cheekbones and also to create fuller lips. Like Botox, filler treatment is temporary, with results lasting up to 9 months. Treatment usually takes around 20-30 minutes.

If you’re keen to find out more about fabulous facial rejuvenation at Advance Dental Clinic in Essex, call and book an appointment today!