Are you thinking about having some sort of facial treatment to help reduce or soften lines and signs of aging on your face? If so you might consider having Botox in Kent, or maybe dermal fillers, but what’s the difference between the two? While Botox may be the better known of the two, it’s not the only injectable cosmetic that can be used to treat facial lines, and sometimes it may be more appropriate to use dermal fillers.

What Does Botox Do?

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that is a type of neuromuscular toxin. It’s injected into the skin to treat facial lines that are regarded as being “active.” This translates into meaning lines that have only recently formed. This particular cosmetic is injected into specific areas of the face to help relax the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles. It does rely on the artistic ability of your dentist in Kent, and you’ll find that Dr Trivedi only uses the minimum amount of Botox required. Using the minimum dose possible ensures that you’ll still be able to show your emotions on your face, as the intention is to subtly change your appearance and to help prevent lines from forming while still giving you a completely natural appearance.

If your wrinkles are only apparent whenever you frown or squint at something then Botox may be the most appropriate choice. It’s frequently used to treat lines on the forehead, and those lines that form in between your eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet. The results should last for quite a long time, and you can choose to top up the treatment.

What can Dermal Fillers Do?

Dermal fillers are really quite different as they are used to treat wrinkles that are more well-established, so they’re more suitable for treating deep-seated wrinkles. They can also be injected into the lips to give a fuller appearance.

When you book your consultation with Dr Rik Trivedi you may be unsure about which treatment is best, but he’ll be able to guide you into making an informed choice. Some people may only benefit from having one type of treatment, while others may find it beneficial to use a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. Many people think of Botox as being something that can fix everything when in fact dermal fillers might be a more appropriate choice.

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