Non surgical cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular, and with more and more clinics offering these treatments, it’s important that patients gather the right information to fully understand the treatment they are having. One of the most common misconceptions is Botox and Fillers. In this article we explore five of the most common misconceptions surrounding these treatments.
1. Botox and Fillers are the same
One of the most common misconceptions amongst clients within the non surgical cosmetic industry is that Botox and fillers are the same. These two treatments are both effective atr enhancing the face and reducing signs of ageing, however they are not the same. Here are some key differences between the two.
Botox: Botulinum Toxin Type A (more widely known as Botox) is a neurotoxic protein that blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. By blocking these signals, the facial muscle injected will become temporarily relaxed helping to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, thus creating an anti-ageing effect. As well as being used cosmetically, Botox has actually been used as a treatment for a number of medical conditions including; cerebral palsy, hyperhidrosis and more.
Filler: Filler on the other hand is made from hyaluronic acids which are naturally found in the skin and works by adding volume to the face. When fillers are injected into specific areas of the face they can enhance one’s features to create the appearance of a more defined jawline, straightened nose, bigger lips and even higher cheekbones.
The main difference between Botox and Fillers is that Botox works to relax facial muscles whereas Filler is used to fill in volume loss or add volume to the face.
2. Botox is only used for wrinkles
Another misconception of Botox is that this treatment is only suitable for those looking to prevent and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Botox can actually be used in a number of instances to relax certain muscles, both cosmetically and medically.
3. It won’t look natural
A major concern of many individuals who are interested in Botox or Fillers is that it won’t look natural. Although there is no denying the fact that some of these non-surgical cosmetic treatments can leave patients looking overly fake and plastic, this is generally due to too much filler being injected into an area which can cause migration or an asymmetrical appearance.
When filler and Botox is applied correctly by an experienced medical professional, the results are likely to be much better and appear much more natural. Dr Hennessy, one of the leading non surgical cosmetic clinics in the North West of England are renowned for producing consistently high quality results in their clients. To ensure they get the best possible outcomes, Dr Hennessy Clinics only employ medically trained practitioners. If you want to achieve a naturally enhanced look, it is important to do sufficient research and book in with a reputable clinic.
4. Its addictive
Another common misconception is that Botox and Filler injections are addictive. It is not possible to become addicted to Botox or Fillers. Although these injections can help to enhance your appearance and boost your self confidence which may make a person want to continue getting the treatment as the results begin to fade, they are not physically addictive.
5.If you don’t like it, you’re stuck with it
Finally, many people avoid having Botox or Fillers because they worry that if they do not like the results that they will permanently be stuck with this new appearance. Fortunately, neither Botox or Filler is permanent and overtime will naturally break down which is why patients will need to be retreated if they wish to maintain their results. Also, if you really dislike the results, it is possible to have the Botox or fillers dissolved by having another injectable treatment.