Our team at the Pabari Clinic often find that a lot of patients get confused between the benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers, and it’s easily done. It’s hard to determine which of these injectable anti-ageing treatments is best suited for your needs without first doing your research. As with any cosmetic procedure, research and careful consideration is important prior to rushing into making a decision, and our experts are here to help make your experience as simple as possible.
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
In terms of Botox, highly precise measurements of botulinum toxin are injected into specific problem areas to subtly reduce muscle overactivity, which allows the overlying skin to settle and a consequent reduction in the appearance of fine lines. Contrary to popular misconceptions, the results of this type of treatment can look very natural providing you consult with a highly trained and experienced practitioner or surgeon, like Mr Amit Pabari. We understand your limitations as a patient and ensure that facial expression isn’t stunted as a result of your treatment. Your skin will look naturally youthful and rejuvenated without succumbing to what’s commonly referred to as a “frozen” face. Botox is ideal for younger patients looking to maintain youthful skin in the years to come by preventing severe wrinkling, particularly popular in areas such as the forehead and the eyes.
Whereas Botox is more of a preventative treatment, our experts are likely to recommend Dermal Fillers for patients presenting more substantial signs of ageing, such as facial sagging and deep wrinkles. Fillers offer rejuvenation and volumisation to those suffering with facial laxity, with a heavy focus on restoring lost volume and shape rather than adding too much as this can lead to unnatural-looking results. The hyaluronic acid-based solution is again injected into key points on the face to volumise from within, as well as stimulating the production of new collagen, one of the essential proteins for maintaining youthful, healthy skin. Collagen and elastin levels deplete over time, adding to the effects of premature ageing, with dermal fillers proving to be a popular solution to areas such as the lips, cheeks and eyes.
While both of these injectable treatments offer anti-ageing benefits, the main difference is that Botox is a preventative technique best suited for minor wrinkling, whereas dermal fillers offer a much-needed lift to skin that is already feeling the effects of premature ageing. It’s important to remember that results are practically instant, but both options are only temporary, with repeat treatments required at regular intervals in order to maintain your results. Due to the minimally-invasive nature of injectable treatments, side effects are extremely minimal and downtime isn’t necessary. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and schedule your consultation at our Maidenhead clinic should you have any other questions, or explore our website for more information.