Dermal Fillers vs. Anti Wrinkle Injections

When it comes to anti aging treatments, there are several options on the market to choose from. So how do you know which is right for you? This article weighs up the differences between dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections so you can make the best decision for your needs.

Dermal Fillers

What Are They?

Dermal fillers are injectable materials that plump out the skin and create a smoother surface, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They attract water to promote plumpness and reduce the appearance of fine lines, creases and scars as well as enhancing certain features such as jaw lines, cheeks, lips and noses as desired.

How Long Do They Last?

Results from dermal filler treatments can last anywhere from six months up to two years, depending on a variety of factors including frequency and location. Lip fillers generally need to be maintained every six months or so, while a wrinkle treatment or facial contouring will require maintenance less frequently. The more often treatments are received, the longer the results tend to last.

How Do They Work?

Unlike anti wrinkle injections, dermal fillers do not contain a material with muscle relaxing properties. While they work in a different way to these injections, they can often be used in conjunction with them to produce even longer lasting results.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

What Are They?

Anti wrinkle injections include a muscle relaxant as the active ingredient. This means they can reduce the appearance of deep and dynamic wrinkles and lines. They are especially effective on frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet outside the eyes, smile lines around the mouth, and forehead lines. These expression lines leave their mark over time and can add years to a person’s appearance.

How Long Do They Last?

Anti wrinkle injections usually last between three to four months, but many users find that after having several treatments, they last longer. They can also be extended by pairing them with dermal fillers.

How Do They Work?

Anti wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles that contract to form wrinkles. This can also prevent new wrinkles from forming during the period that the injections are active. They are able to replenish lost substances in the skin to reinforce the elasticity and improve skin tension, helping to minimise the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and more.

Which Is Better?

When it comes down to it, nobody can make this choice except you. There are distinct benefits to both anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, as they are both able to reduce the signs of aging, disguise scars and mask wrinkles. However, one is more effective at preventing wrinkles while the other is better for plumping areas of skin to hide them. As they work in different ways, these treatments are suitable for use at the same time for optimum results. Speak to a clinician today to find out what they recommend for your problem areas.