What’s the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Individual results may vary.
Botox is used to relax specific facial muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles that are formed during facial expressions. These will become deeper with age, until they are everlasting, even when you are not smiling or frowning, or pursing your lips. Botox is a natural, purified protein. It is not the poison botulism.
Dermal fillers are used to restore the volume and structure to ones skin. As we age there is the natural result of thinning of the skin, skin volume reduction, and loss of bone & muscle volume.
Everyone is different. The aim of treatment at Palm Clinic is to advise you upon the best treatment for you to look “good for your age, but relevant for your age”. To look “really good, not different”.
Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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