Dermal Filler & Botulinum Toxin
What's the difference?
Botulinum Toxin is a prescription drug which will be prescribed personally to you by a prescriber ahead of your appointment. It essentially relaxes the targeted muscles which forces them to contract, pulling tight, and giving the look of smoother skin with more ironed-out wrinkles.
Most commonly used in the forehead, frown, and around the eyes but can also be used on the nose, jawline, neck, and in the sweat glands under the armpits to reduce sweating.
Filler on the other hand is a gel made from hyaluronic acid which plumps the target area. It cannot be hysed on the forehead as there would be visible raised lines, and should not be used in the frown area as this is a high traffic area for your venous system so is a very risky area to apply filler for risk of vascular occlusion.
Commonly used in lips, cheeks, tear troughs, but can also be used in other fine lines, the chin and jawline, and some clinics offer temples and other more advanced areas.
Roxie is not currently taking on new clients for lip filler, however you will be able to book for other areas e.g cheeks and tear trough.
Roxie is a well known specialist in creating natural looking lip enhancements and corrections of over filled and poorly augmented lips. A fully trained, insured, and certified Aesthetic Practitioner - also trained in the emergency and elective dissolving of unwanted filler and in the treatment of anaphylaxis.
Dermal filler is made up of Hyaluronic Acid - a substance already existing within the human body, helping to hold our cells together. This has been engineered for the use in dermal filler as a safe substance to temporarily plump the area which will naturally degrade over time (these time limits vary from person to person and between brands).
Dermal Filler can be used to treat:
- facial lines
- tear troughs (under eye hollows)
- chin & jawline
Not everyone is a candidate for some of the more specialist fillers so please enquire before booking to ensure you are eligible.
For the treatment of fine lines, deeper lines, loss of volume, and to improve the contour of the face. Using Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar which holds together connective tissues, it is possible to treat these issues and improve the signs of ageing.