Anti-wrinkle injections & dermal fillers: What’s the difference?

Let’s face it there is a lot of conflicting information on dermal fillers and cosmetic treatments.  The emphasis appears on social media that having dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections gives an over filled or frozen look.  Many of these reflections on the media are merely reflections of distorted trends, that end up scaring people away from using the latest technologies to provide a natural refreshed look. 

There have been significant technology advancements  in the quest to rejuvenate our skin and combat the signs of ageing.  The rise in acceptance and use of dermal fillers alongside anti-wrinkle injections and have really changed the face of beauty. At Luxe Appearance we take a holistic view of the face, we find that using a combination of treatments including medical grade skin care help achieve a natural looking. We can generate a very natural looking results, everyone will notice that you look very refreshed and more attractive, but the effects are subtle.

Women and men, in last five years are seeking to use these treatments more and more, due to the greater understanding of what they do. The five biggest concerns are found to be bags under the eyes, double chins, loose skin on the neck, forehead frown lines and uneven skin tone.  Dermal Fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and skin care can address these concerns and help women and me match the way they feel on the inside, with the way they look on the outside.

As we age our face loses elasticity, definition and volume, which results in wrinkles, lines, folds and furrow.  The natural fat pads that we have in younger years begin to shrink and move downwards. Dermal fillers restore some of this lost volume and recreate youthful contours, as well as correcting wrinkles to the eye area, cheeks, forehead, jaw, lips and mouth area.  Anti-wrinkle injections can help soften wrinkles and lines in the upper face, including but not limited to crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines.

Myth 1: Dermal Fillers are the same as anti-wrinkle  injections.

Dermal Filler are often mistaken for the being same as an anti-wrinkle injection, but there are some distinct differences despite them both being used for anti-ageing.

Dermal fillers contain a synthesised sugar molecule and provide volume and contouring.  They can also fill wrinkles and lines in the face, with results lasting from 6-24 months, dependent on area and type of filler used. Anti-wrinkle injections on the other hand, contain a natural, purified protein made in a laboratory.   They relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in different areas of the face and results typically last 3-months.  Both of these treatments have gained more acceptance in the market compared to five years ago.

Myth 2: You won’t look natural

Achieving a natural look result with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections is possible.  It’s important to follow a detailed and personalised treatment plan provided by a well-trained specialised expert, either a nurse or doctor.  The best results are accomplished by gradual treatments which provide subtle improvements that consider the whole face, not part of the face.   The results can help people look less tired, less sad, less angry and less saggy.

Myth 3: They hurt and require downtime:

With advancements in technology, there is minimal downtime with these types of treatments.   Generally people can return to their work activities immediately after the treatment.   No anaesthetic is generally provided for anti-wrinkle injections, however they do feel like very short pin pricks.  Those undergoing dermal filler treatment will generally feel a mild stinging sensation.  Dermal fillers used at Luxe Appearance also contain anaesthetic, so discomfort during the procedure is minimised.  Any dermal filler treatment including lip filler treatments are given the option of anaesthetic numbing cream to reduce any discomfort. All of this information  should be explained in your consultation prior to any treatment.

We have many options to suit the wants and needs of different people. We assess what you need and what works for you. 

We hope this answers some of your questions, and if you do have any more questions, please contact our team..

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