When looking for the best possible anti-ageing treatments, you will no doubt come across both anti-wrinkle injections, otherwise known as Botox, and dermal fillers. Each offers something different for your skin, helping to maintain a youthful appearance. But can dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections be used together? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s number one aesthetic treatment practitioners. And we provide a range of treatments, including demaplaning, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. And this is our guide to everything you should know about using dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections at the same time.
Differences between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections
Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections work in different ways.
Dermal fillers can add volume to the skin, replacing lost volume in areas that have seen a reduction in collagen and elastin. This can also hydrate and the nourish the skin, by replacing levels of hyaluronic acid. By adding volume, dermal fillers work to smooth out any lines and wrinkles, and can even be used to fill deeper, static facial wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections on the other hand work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles, at the injection site. This relaxation means that your muscles are more difficult to move, and so your skin has time to reset, and lines become smoother and less noticeable. This can even work as a preventative measure, to reduce the chances of lines and wrinkles developing in the first place, by reducing frequent facial movement.
Can dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections be used together?
Both of these treatments are incredibly effective, and can help to transform your facial structure and appearance. But can they be used together? Well, the answer is yes. In fact some of the benefits to using these both together include:
- targeting the whole face
- tackling different types of wrinkles
Targeting the whole face
Dermal fillers are often more useful when targeted at the bottom half of the face. This is where skin tends to sag and lose volume with age. Replacing this volume with dermal fillers will restore a more youthful appearance,and help to provide structure and shape.
At the same time, anti-wrinkle injections are generally used to target lines and wrinkles that have formed around the forehead or the eyes and nose. That’s because these are the areas that are most effected by expression lines, fine lines and dynamic wrinkles.
Using both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers together can transform each part of your face, for natural looking, visually stunning results.
Tackling different types of wrinkles
Dermal fillers can be very effective for smoothing out the appearance of static lines, and adding volume to deep wrinkles. On the other hand, anti-wrinkle injections are more useful for reducing the appearance of expression lines and dynamic lines that change with movement. Combining these treatments can help to effectively tackle a range of wrinkles and lines.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.