When it comes to anti-ageing treatments, the word on everyone’s lips is usually ‘anti-wrinkle injections’. But did you know that dermal fillers are equally as effective as wrinkle injections – helping smooth out the complexion and restore beautifully youthful skin?
Here at Cosmedicare, a leading skin clinic based in Cardiff, we’re experts at all kinds of aesthetic treatments. In this post, we’ll break down the differences between dermal fillers and wrinkle injections, helping you choose which is right for you.
Wrinkle injections are primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, known as ‘dynamic wrinkles’, which are caused by facial expressions. These are usually brow lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Thanks to the nerve-blocking abilities of wrinkle injections, they effectively ‘freeze’ the muscles that cause those lines and wrinkles to appear, making them less visible.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are used to plump and contour skin – particularly in areas around the mouth and cheeks (in fact, they’re sometimes called ‘cheek fillers’). They’re more effective on deeper lines and wrinkles which are static. They can also be used to plump up areas that are sagging or appear shallow.
Downtime & side-effects
Both procedures have very little downtime associated with them, as they’re minimally invasive – in fact, you should be able to go back to your everyday activities straight away. A word of warning, though – heat treatments (e.g. sauna) and intensive workouts (where you sweat a lot) can affect your results, so it’s best to wait for your skin to settle before getting back into these types of routine.
When it comes to side-effects, slight swelling, bruising and redness are usually all that’s experienced, through both dermal fillers and wrinkle injections – though for some side-effects, it depends on where you have treatment carried out. Always ensure you visit a reputable skin clinic or aesthetics clinic, such as ours here in Cardiff, where you will be seen by a fully-trained professional.
Dermal fillers usually last anywhere up to 1 year, with optimum results appearing in just 2-3 days following treatment (though in some cases, such as when it’s used for skin plumping, some people may enjoy its effects straight away).
Wrinkle injections are typically effective for up to 6 months, taking around 2 weeks for optimum results to show. After this point, you’ll need a top-up to keep your fantastic results.
And now to book…
Whatever wrinkle treatment you’re looking for, we ask all our clients to attend a pre-treatment consultation here at our Cardiff skin clinic, so we can better get to know you and ensure you get results you’ll enjoy for months to come.
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