If you are considering dermal fillers or Botox for a cosmetic treatment for the first time, or are looking at trying alternative treatments for anti-ageing, it is important to understand what treatment is used for your indications, and the science behind it.
How do I know whether I need dermal fillers or Botox?
Many people question whether they should opt for dermal fillers or Botox®, as the two are so frequently combined it is difficult to know exactly what they do, and how they differ from one another. After reading about traditional fillers and techniques in the headlines for the past twenty years or so, some patients are put off by the volumisers. Equally, Botox® has a name for freezing patients’ muscles, which many want to avoid.
Dermal fillers are what, exactly?
The difference is quite simple, however. Dermal fillers are used to add volume and structure to the face – they can enhance the features and bring back needed scaffolding for facial rejuvenation. They are adopted to elevate and restructure the cheeks, temples, jawline and brow, but are also used to plump the lips and reduce hollowing under the eyes, amongst other things.
Botox®, on the other hand, is adopted to stop you overworking muscles which create and define lines and wrinkles on the face. By temporarily relaxing the muscles, botulinum toxin is a great tool for not only lessening existing furrows, but also preventing them from occurring in the first place. Most of us, through looking at family members, will have an idea where we will age most, and your medical practitioner may identify your concerns during consultation.
What should I look out for then?
When seeking cosmetic treatment, it is essential to do your research. While there are many practices around the UK that perform these treatments, you might not always be getting what you think you are. The cosmetic industry is mostly unregulated, so to ensure you are going to a medically trained professional, you can look up whether the practitioner is registered on the GMC (General Medical Council) or NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). You should also ask you practitioner how many treatments like these they have performed, and how frequently they do so. Ask to see some of their work – it’s a great way to determine whether or not they are right for you and will achieve the desired result.
Consultation and treatment at PHI Clinic
Those seeking injectable-based cosmetic work will only ever be seen by one of our top UK Aesthetic Doctors.
Consultations involve a thorough facial analysis, clinical photos to document your treatment, and full breakdown of what treatment entails, as well as a bespoke treatment plan based on your individual ratios and requirements.
PHI Clinic is driven to achieve natural-looking results, and use only the finest and most advanced products and injectable techniques for dermal fillers or Botox. Dr Tapan Patel and his team are leading aesthetic doctors and injectable nurses who have extensive experience and expertise in this field, carefully applying their own knowledge and detailed eye, as well as your preferences, to treatment.
How do I book?
By calling 0207 034 5999, a member of in-house staff will assist you in scheduling an appointment and will go over any further questions you may have about dermal fillers or Botox prior to booking.