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Botox vs Dermal Fillers

Botox VS Dermal Fillers – Understanding Injectable Aesthetic Treatments

What’s the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Both Botox and Dermal Fillers are injectable aesthetic treatments, which should be administered only by a medical professional, and preferably one with as much experience as the surgeons here at New Image Clinic. Botox and Dermal Filler injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments. They can be used individually or in conjunction with each other to provide the best possible results for the patient, each of the products and their uses are actually very different.


Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is made in a controlled fashion from bacteria in the laboratory, and it works by freezing the muscles. In freezing muscles, Botox helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers contain hyaluronic acid and other ingredients which help to add fullness and volume to treated areas. Dermal Fillers are especially effective in treating facial areas that have thinned due to the natural ageing process, and with aging natural hyaluronic acid is diminished.

Botox – Treatments and Potential Risks

Commonly, Botulinum Toxin injections are aesthetically used to correct:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet, otherwise also known as smile lines
  • Forehead lines

Botox can also treat other conditions, such as:

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Lazy eye
  • Muscle contractures
  • Chronic migraines
  • Eye twitching
  • Bruxism
  • Botox injections are safe when performed by experienced surgeons such as Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek.

Potential side effects may include: bruising and swelling at the injection site, headaches or flu-like symptoms and very rarely drooping of the eyelid.

Dermal Fillers – Treatments and Potential Risks

Commonly, Dermal Filler injections are aesthetically used to restore volume and improve the aging process to:

  • Cheeks
  • Tear troughs
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Mouth corners
  • Lips
  • Chin
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Nose

Just like with Botox, Dermal Filler injections are safe when performed by experienced surgeons such as Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek at the New Image Clinic.

Rare, but possible side effects may include: redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site, and lumpiness (although lumps and bumps are very rare with a good injection technique). Other rarer side effects include skin compromise, infection, allergic reactions and the rarest one that of blindness.

The important fact is at the New Image Clinic our surgeons Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek have the breadth of experience in dealing with any of the adverse effects of dermal fillers. However, as they use the safest and most advanced atraumatic techniques to inject the dermal  fillers with both needles and blunt ended needles (cannulas) they significantly minimise any possible side effects.

Non-surgical Anti-ageing Treatments at New Image Clinic

Many patients choose the New Image Clinic in London for non-surgical treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers, because they feel very safe in the hands of our highly experienced and well qualified plastic surgeons.

At New Image Clinic, both Mr Juma and Mr Hayek will assess you during an initial consultation to determine which aesthetic treatments will be best suited to you. You will benefit from both of their professional opinions and skills throughout your entire treatment journey, including any aftercare and follow up consultations.

For more information, get in touch with the NIC team today.

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