At Hotaki Cosmetic Dermatology, many of Dr Hotaki’s patients voice during their initial consultation that they are confused between the benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers, and this is completely understandable. Without doing initial research, it can be really difficult to determine what type of injectable treatment is best suited for your anti-ageing needs, and for this reason I have decided to put some information together to help you ahead of your consultation:
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections (often referred to as Botox)
Wrinkle relaxing injections are in fact highly precise measurements of botulinum toxin, which are carefully injected into the target areas with the aim of reducing muscle overactivity, which is responsible for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By temporarily paralysing and reducing movement in the muscles, the overlying skin is allowed to settle, which improves the appearance of these lines.
When you choose a highly respected and experienced medical professional to perform your wrinkle relaxing treatment, natural and subtle results are very achievable. The best results from wrinkle relaxing injections should be to look fresher and rejuvenated, without a “frozen” facial appearance that can stunt facial expression.
Whereas wrinkle relaxing injections are a good preventative treatment, and are suitable for superficial lines and light wrinkles, I will more likely recommend treatment with dermal fillers if your signs of ageing are more substantial, such as deeper set wrinkles and facial sagging. Dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA); they provide significant revitalisation and restore lost volume for those that suffer with facial laxity, achieving a lifted appearance. As with wrinkle relaxing injections, if administered by an experienced and qualified medical professional, then results should not look unnatural. Dermal fillers are especially effective in the treatment of areas such as the cheeks, lips, chin, and around the eyes.
Aesthetic Injectables at Hotaki Cosmetic Dermatology
Wrinkle relaxing injections and dermal fillers both offer a plethora of anti-ageing benefits, but the main difference to appreciate is that dermal fillers offer a lift to skin that needs volume restoration and is suffering obvious signs of ageing, whereas wrinkle relaxing injections are better suited to treat minor wrinkling, and are also a useful preventative treatment. Both treatments are associated with little to no downtime, and most patients can resume their daily activities immediately post-treatment.
Hotaki Cosmetic Dermatology is located on Devonshire Place, at the centre of London’s private medical district. To book a consultation with Dr Hotaki at the clinic, get in touch today.