Botox or fillers – which is right for you?
When it comes to reducing wrinkles, it’s fair to say two treatments stand out from the rest.
But how do you know which one’s right for you – Botox or fillers?
When to choose Botox?
Botox uses a purified protein which relaxes the facial muscles.
The treatment is used to soften the ‘dynamic’ lines we get from repetitive facial expressions.
Examples are frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet.
If you’re blessed with an expressive face, which is starting to show itself in permanent lines around your eyes and brow, Botox can calm the muscles and reduce the severity of the lines.
Angry or grumpy?
Do you feel (or others tell you) you look a bit angry, even when you feel no such thing?
That’s a classic case of permanent dynamic lines – which could make you a great candidate for Botox.
Careful use of Botox in the hands of an experienced practitioner can be used to soften these lines and make you look a little more ‘fresh’.
Treatment won’t be one-size-fits-all – it will be tailored to you as an individual to ensure your results look completely natural.
When to choose fillers?
Facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, and are used to add volume.
Like Botox, they can also be used to soften lines and wrinkles, but this is more as a side effect of their real job – treating volume loss.
When the face loses volume, as it usually starts to from the late thirties onwards, the tissues start to sag and ‘bottom out’ (imagine a deflating balloon).
This downward movement of the cheeks has a ‘folding’ effect lower down the face, leading to the formation of deep nose-mouth grooves.
Using fillers in the cheeks gives them both volume and lift, which in turn softens the nose-mouth lines.
Fillers can also be used to add volume and lift to thin lips (including lifting downturned mouth corners), and are useful for treating depressed scars – for example acne and chickenpox scars.
So if you have specific, obvious areas that would benefit from more volume, or you feel in need of a general non-surgical lift in the mid-face area, fillers are the way forward.
Do I have to choose either Botox OR fillers?
In a word, no! It doesn’t have to come down to a stark choice between Botox or fillers.
The treatments do different jobs which complement each other. A great practitioner can use the treatments in conjunction with each other to give you great, natural results.
Aurora Skin Clinics are a team of expert nurses and aestheticians who offer a wide range of skin treatments at clinics in Bucks, Northampton, Essex and London. To find out more about Botox or fillers – or indeed both! – please give us a call on 01844 318825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.