Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections are powerful facial aesthetic treatments that smooth wrinkles, revitalise eyes and plump lips. Our professional South London team are qualified to perform fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections; they see excellent results as hydration instantly builds from within. If the differences between these treatments aren’t crystal clear, here’s the lowdown so you can decide which one suits you best.
We start ageing in our twenties. It’s a natural, inevitable part of life, but if you’re looking to turn back the clock a few years, facial rejuvenation treatments are a great place to start. The best treatment for you depends on your goals: are you looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles? Is it dullness or sagginess that’s causing you concern? Maybe you’re dreaming of an even skin tone or a more supple complexion; whatever you hope to achieve, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injectables can help you get there.
So, what’s the difference between these miracle treatments? Let’s start with dermal fillers. Fillers are best suited to your lips, jawline and cheeks – they are perfect if you wish to add definition and volume to specific areas of your mid to lower face that have become sunken or stretched. The relatively painless injections contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring ingredient that already exists within your skin, connective tissues and eyes. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture from the air and stimulates collagen and elastin production within your skin to replace proteins that you lose as you age. They fill out any areas that have thinned out over time, revitalising your skin to create a more youthful appearance. The result can last for up to 12 months!
Up next are wrinkle relaxing injections, an equally effective age defier. Unlike dermal fillers, these injectables consist of Botulinum, a toxin that reduces muscle contraction. Whilst fillers tend to focus on the mid to lower sections of your face, wrinkle relaxing injections are best for softening fine lines and wrinkles in areas of the upper face that contract due to expression and leave marks, like crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines. This treatment will last slightly less time than its counterpart; you’ll likely need a replenishment around six months after your treatment.
Both dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections can be applied preventatively too. The collagen-boosting properties of hyaluronic acid make fillers somewhat of a youth elixir, and the Botulinum in wrinkle relaxing injectables can prevent the finest of lines from becoming fully-fledged wrinkles.
There you have it: a pro and cons list to help you choose whether dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxing injections are the ideal treatment for you. Both have enormous benefits - remember that the treatments can be used together, depending on your desired outcomes for your skin.
We always want you to feel informed before you proceed with any treatment – that’s why we offer FREE consultations at New Smile Fulham. If you’re in any doubt about which facial rejuvenation treatment is the right one for you, pop in for a chat with our cosmetic dentist and aesthetics expert, Dr Kylie Mouton Manhem. Find us in Fulham, London, around a 20-minute walk from Parson’s Green tube station.