When choosing the right type of facial treatment, it’s important to consider a range of options, in relation to any specific concerns or issues you might have. Two of the most popular types of skin and facial procedures are dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections (otherwise known as Botox). And while each of these treatments are incredibly effective, they both strive for slightly different results. So, which should you choose? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we are leading treatment providers. We can offer a range of high quality skin and facial procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, micro-needling, chemical peels, and dermal fillers. And all of our treatments are delivered by experienced, registered nurses. As a result, we have produced this guide to the differences and similarities between dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, so that you can choose the option that’s right for you.
First let’s take a look at dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injections of naturally occurring acids, or naturally occurring substances like collagen or elastin. These are injected underneath the skin, to help add volume and shape, and restructure your facial features. These can also strengthen the face and help to prevent sagging skin and potential wrinkles.
In contrast, anti-wrinkle injections are injections of a substance that relaxes your facial muscles, so that they do not move as much. This relaxation allows fine lines and expression lines to recover, and prevents further wrinkles from occurring.
So, which treatment is right for you?
Well, because dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections provide different services, and are used for different purpose, choosing the option you want can be easier than you might think. Simply identify your requirements, or any facial or skin issues you might be having, and choose the option that will be best suited to your circumstances. Some of the most common issues include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – anti-wrinkle injections are undoubtedly excellent for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles. Especially those on the forehead and around the eyes. They do also tackle marionette lines, around the mouth, but these could be better resolved with dermal fillers. This is because dermal fillers add strength to the chin and jaw, preventing the skin from moving.
- Hollow skin patches – hollow patches of skin are resolved usually with dermal fillers. This is because the filler material will fill the gap, and temporarily alter the structure of the face.
- Tighten skin – for tighter skin and less sagging, both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can be effective. For the jawline, anti-wrinkle injections are less pronounced, but can be effective for pulling skin back up. Dermal fillers help to tighten the skin, by adding volume to the skin. This makes them a good choice for sagging skin around both the jaw and the cheeks too, as they add extra definition.
For professional advice to help choose the right treatment for you, why not book a consultation with the anti-ageing experts today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?