Myths and truths about dermal fillers and Botox

Growing older and signs of ageing on the skin are unfortunately natural processes of life. As the years begin to pass, we probe and poke at our skin, pointing out wrinkles and blemishes we are unhappy with.

dermal-fillers-harrowHowever, in this modern day of anti-ageing, there are a variety of treatments and products claiming to give us the results we desire. Although some may provide short-term solutions, it is often the non-surgical procedures that will provide long-lasting results for a natural and youthful glow.

The most popular aesthetic treatments used to diminish signs of ageing are dermal fillers and Botox. However, there are a variety of myths around what they do and whether injections can smooth and plump ageing skin.

Here we have listed some of the questions asked about dermal fillers and Botox, and set the record straight:

Are fillers and Botox the same?

Although both are designed as injectables, they differ in the type of substance and their results. Botox is used to help relax the muscles in the face, which can soften lines and diminish signs of ageing. Dermal fillers, however, fill and plump the skin, helping to restore the client’s youthful glow. This ability to add volume to areas of the face also enables them to contour certain areas.

Are cosmetic injections painful?

Dependant on your pain threshold, most people compare the feeling to a simple nip or similar to a mosquito bite. It is a slight pinch feeling, that disappears in a matter of seconds.

Do Botox injections prevent facial expressions?

When Botox is administered professionally, by a skilled practitioner, clients will still be able to perform all of their usual facial expressions. It is a common myth that Botox will freeze your face, but one you needn’t worry about.

Are injections unsafe?

With almost 20 years in the industry, Botox has become a well-established treatment. There have been more than 16 million treatments performed and no long-term side-effects have ever been seen.

For those who may be interested in finding out more about dermal fillers or Botox, then contact Skin Solutions to book a consultation.