Understanding the Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers


Understanding the Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

Are you interested in injectable treatments for your face or body? Botox and dermal fillers are popular options, but it's important to understand the key differences between these two treatments. In this blog post, we'll explain what each treatment does and where you can go for Botox or dermal fillers in Suffolk.

What They're Made From:

Botox is derived from a regulated and FDA-approved medical toxin that can only be obtained with a prescription. It is injected as a liquid.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are composed of a gel-like substance containing hyaluronic acid, a natural skin protein that promotes hydration and firmness.

How They Function:

Dermal fillers are strategically placed within the soft tissue of the skin. They immediately add volume and reshape the treated area, without migrating to other areas. Botox, however, is injected into the muscle, rather than the skin. This prevents muscle contractions that can cause wrinkles and creases during facial expressions.

Where They Are Used:

Dermal fillers are commonly used in areas like the lips, cheeks, and jawline, as well as to lift areas that have thinned over time, resulting in facial folds.

Botox is primarily used in expressive areas of the face to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Common treatment areas include crow's feet, laughter lines, frown lines, forehead lines, and the area between the eyebrows.

Who Performs the Treatments?

When considering these treatments, it's crucial to seek out a reputable practice where a qualified medical professional will perform the procedure. Botox requires a prescription and can only be administered by medically trained professionals and independent prescribers. While dermal fillers do not require a prescription, it is unsafe to receive treatment from a non-medical professional. Visiting a non-medical professional puts your safety and results at risk. Always choose a medical professional or independent prescriber for your treatments.

Book Your Dermal Filler or Botox Treatment Today!

At Hannah's Aesthetics in Newmarket, Suffolk, our experienced skin experts offer both dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injection treatments in a safe and professional environment. Don't hesitate to contact us or book online today to achieve the results you desire.