If you’re experiencing the onset of ageing, or want to restore youthful vigour to your face – or just want to make the most of what you’ve got – you may be confused about the range of treatments on offer. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to two of the most popular treatments on the market – Botox and dermal fillers.

What are Botox and fillers?

Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin – a natural protein that is deployed to temporarily relax muscles in the face that are the cause of lines and wrinkles. It’s been proven to be the safest and most tested product of its kind.

Dermal fillers are a supplement of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural additive that the body routinely produces to self-regulate the skin and keep it moisturised. As we get older, our natural supplies diminish – hence the need to ‘top up’ the facial area with HA.

What does the treatment involve?

Both procedures consist of a consultation session, where clients express their desired results, followed by a course of injections. There may be slight bruising and swelling immediately afterwards, but can be easily hidden with make-up.

How long do the results last?

Botox targets the lines in a client’s face caused by facial expressions, and the duration of results lasts from three to six months, depending on various factors. Dermal fillers has less of a job to do and is more of a gradual treatment – meaning the results last for up to 18 months – and in some cases, as long as two years.

Who would each treatment suit?

If you want to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles on a budget, Botox is the obvious choice, as it targets problem areas with fast results at a lower cost. If you’re looking to eliminate lines and wrinkles while also replenishing the volume to your face over a longer period of time, dermal fillers are the best bet.

Whatever treatment you choose, Cambridge Clear Beauty has the solution. For more information, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience and we’ll be able to talk you through both processes in further detail.