It’s only natural. Lines and wrinkles, particularly around the face and neck, develop
as we get older. To combat these signs of ageing, millions of men and women every
year opt for tried, tested and clinically effective Botox or dermal filler treatments
to temporarily conceal dynamic wrinkles or expression lines.
What is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) has been used by clinicians for therapeutic purposes such
as excessive sweating, chronic pain and cervical dystonia (a muscle movement disorder)
for years. It is a natural protein that, when applied to muscles in the face, prevents
wrinkles from appearing. These wrinkles can be particularly prominent around the
eyes and mouth, during facial expressions such as smiling and frowning.
How does Botox work?
Botox is injected into the facial muscles to relax them and block nerve impulses.
As a result, muscles can no longer contract and wrinkles relax and soften.
Botox works effectively in three main areas of the face:
The area around the eyes (‘crows feet’)
The frowning lines between the eyebrows (glabella)
Is Botox effective immediately and are the effects permanent?
Botox will start to take affect within a few days, but the full results may take
up to three weeks to appear. It isn’t a permanent treatment so, to maintain your
new look, Perfect Symmetry’s clients normally revisit within 3 to 6 months for a
Where as Botox is used to conceal wrinkles that result from a facial expression,
dermal fillers reduces the visibility of wrinkles that can be seen on a rested (or
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers comprise of a collagen material that is injected into the skin’s dermis
layer. This reduces lines and wrinkles, particularly around the cheeks, nose and
lips, by replacing the skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers are commonly
used for the following treatments:
To increase the volume and size of lips
To fill in lines around the nasolabial folds (the lines that stretch from the nose
to the corners of the mouth)
To add definition to weak or sunken cheeks
To remove scars - including those caused by acne
To conceal unsightly veins
Are dermal fillers effective immediately and are the effects permanent?
The effects of dermal fillers are immediate, however post treatment swelling may
take a few days to subside.
Depending on the choice of filler and the treated area, they can last from between
6 to 18 months.