With the wide variety of wrinkle treatments on the market, it can be hard to sort them all out. Some procedures are intended to correct the underlying cause of facial lines and wrinkles. Other treatments are designed to address the symptoms themselves. Both dermal fillers and Botox® are minimally-invasive and can be done with a quick in-clinic visit without the need for any downtime.
When it comes to wrinkle reduction, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for everyone. While some patients see exceptional results with a certain treatment, you may be better suited for another. The best way to determine what’s right for you is through an in-person consultation with a skilled practitioner who is familiar with facial anatomy.
Botox® is a botulinum toxin-based substance that temporarily relaxes stubborn dynamic muscles. The injectable addresses the cause of wrinkles and relieves tension that can make us look older, tired, or even angry. Botox® can be used throughout the face but is primarily done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the upper face, forehead, and around the eyes.
Many young men and women opt for Botox® treatments as a preventative measure against wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements.
Botox® takes anywhere from 2-5 days to see initial results. The injectable can last upwards of 3-6 months. Touch-up sessions may be necessary as wrinkles gradually begin to reappear.
Dermal fillers are used to plump and hydrate the skin from within. Hyaluronic acid fillers smooth fine lines and soften deeper wrinkles on the lower to mid face. Patients can temporarily add volume to the mouth, lips, nasolabial folds, and/or smile and laugh lines. Results from fillers can be seen almost immediately and typically last 1+ years.
Men and women who are bothered by fine lines or wrinkles throughout the face may be able to benefit from both Botox® and dermal fillers in one session.
At the time of your consultation, one of our skin care specialists will talk to you about your options in-depth so that you can make an informed decision. Appointments for treatment can be scheduled during your consult, or done the same day if desired.
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Ready to learn more about Dermal fillers or Botox®? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 669 1114. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester and Ormskirk.
*Individual results may vary.