The Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Dermal Fillers

The Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections And Dermal Fillers

Two of the best-known anti-ageing treatments? Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. But how do they differ, who’s suitable, and what can they be used to treat? We’ll tell all in today’s post, where we’ll compare the two and share advice and information about them.

So, what’s the difference?

There are many differences, from how and where they’re used, to how long the effects last. We’ll take it step-by-step through your questions.

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Also known as wrinkle relaxers, these help to soften expression lines and wrinkles (in other words, ones which form by expressions such as smiling, frowning, grimacing etc). They can also be used for medical purposes, like treating migraines and teeth-grinding. They contain a substance that weakens the signals between the brain and targeted nerves so that the wrinkled areas don’t move as much as before. This gives the impression of smoother, softer skin.

And dermal fillers?

These are great for deeper lines and wrinkles that are usually the result of sun damage and general ageing. They can also be used to plump, contour and shape, so some clients use them for a lifting or volumising effect. They contain hydrating hyaluronic acid, known for its moisture-retaining properties.

Where would you have treatment?

Typically, anti-wrinkle injections are used on areas of the upper face: brows, forehead, around the eyes. But, they can also target neck wrinkles too. Dermal fillers are more for the mid-to-lower face, such as the tear troughs, nose and surrounding area, and lips and surrounding area. Dermal fillers have also been used to plump areas like the hands, for instance in those with highly visible veins and tendons.

What about results?

Wrinkle relaxers usually last for around 4 months, with results taking a couple of weeks to develop. Dermal fillers often see immediate results and last for up to 18 months. It all varies, according to your metabolism, treated areas, age and even whether you’ve had previous treatment.

Who can have treatment?

Most people are suitable, but one of the reasons we have a skin consultation here in Coventry is to ensure the treatment is right for you and will create the results you’re looking for.

And are there side effects?

Of course, as these are injectable treatments. Most clients only experience mild redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness, if any adverse effects and serious side-effects are extremely rare (though we will cover them in our consultation).

How do I book?

Are you interested in our transformative treatments or do you have any concerns or queries about the treatments? Get in touch with our team in Coventry via our contact page or call us on 024 7626 0395