Dermal Fillers & BOTOX®: What is the difference?

Dermal Fillers & BOTOX®: What is the difference?

What is Botox® and how does it work?

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Botox®  is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin A and  it is the original and the most well-known brand. Botulinum Toxin A is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Botulinum Toxin A was originally used  in medicine to treat certain conditions but is now widely used both in medicine and for cosmetic reasons. Other leading brand names include:  Dysport® (Azzalure) and Xeomin® (Bocouture). Botox can help excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and overdeveloped muscles such as masseters that can result in a square shaped face, especially in people who grind their teeth at night.

In Aesthetics, the muscle relaxing properties of Botulinum Toxin A are commonly used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles such as frown lines between the eyebrows ( glabellar lines ). Typically, it may  take 4-10 days for effects to show and  result will last around 3-6 months, however this varies for each individual.

Man with Hyperhidrosis sweating very badly under armpit

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

As we age,  our skin loses its natural collagen and elastin and lines and wrinkles start to appear. The skin becomes thinner and hydration decreases and the skin cannot repair itself like before. We also lose fat underneath our skin, consequently losing the youthful plumpness in certain areas such as the cheeks and lips. Our body also  loses some of its ability to make hyaluronic acid as we age leaving skin poorly supported.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found in the body, that  plumps and hydrates the skin by attracting water to the tissue.

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At Revivify London, we use Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Dermal fillers add subtle volume to lift and smooth the targeted folds to give a fresher appearance, they can be used to enhance cheeks and lips to rejuvenate the youthful appearance of cheeks or enhance natural features. The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and results can lasts for as long as 18 months.

 What can dermal  fillers  be used for?

Lines, Wrinkles & FoldsContouring & EnhancementHydration & Rejuvenation
Laugh lines (Nasolabial lines)Lip shapingHands
Mouth to chin lines (marionette lines)Lip enhancementThe décolletage area
Smile lines around eyes (crow’s feet)Cheek enhancement (Sunken cheeks)Face and neck
baggy eyes (tear troughs)Jowls
Frown linesChin enhancement
Smokers or lipstick lines (lip lines)Nose reshaping
Mild acne scarsEyebrow reshaping

What can Botulinum Toxin A be used for?

What is Botulinum Toxin A principally used for?Botulinum Toxin A is tailored to specific areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and expression furrows. By relaxing the muscles around the specific area, this produces a smooth, more youthful effect. Botox®  can be used to treat crow’s feet, bunny lines, down turned lips ( sad smile ), or contour the lower face to give a slim lower face appearance. It can be used for  the treatment of excessive sweating.

Dr Souphiyeh Samizadeh, our Director at the Revivify Mayfair clinic believes in a holistic, tailored and enjoyable experience, she takes the time with each client to discover their desired aesthetic outcome. All treatment options, their risks and benefits will be discussed so informed decisions can be made with each client.

To book your consultation please call us on 020 3287 2717