Looking to refresh your look in 2022? You might want to consider dermal fillers. This non-invasive treatment provides remarkable results and requires practically zero downtime.
Like Anti-Wrinkle Injections, dermal fillers can be used to combat a range of ageing concerns. However, there are some differences between them. Here, you’ll discover more about dermal fillers and how they differ from Botox.
What are dermal fillers?
Also referred to as soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers are designed to add volume for a youthful look. They are injected into the body, and they provide temporary, lasting around six to twelve months.
There are different substances used to create them including:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Calcium hydroxyapatite
- Polylactic acid
- PMMA (Polymethyl-methacrylate Microspheres)
The type you need will depend upon the issue you are trying to correct. Mr Paul Tulley only uses the leading dermal filler brands which include Juvederm and Restylane. Both use hyaluronic acid which is a substance naturally found within the skin.
What can they help with and what are the risks?
Dermal fillers can help with a wide range of issues including thinning lips and shadows under the eyes. Additionally, they can be used to fill in wrinkles on the face, as well as help to add volume to the chin.
Like any type of cosmetic procedure, there are some risks to be aware of. In some cases, you may experience a rash, redness, bruising, or an explosion of pimples. Wrinkles may also become overcorrected, and you may be able to feel the filler underneath your skin.
Provided you get it done by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, the risks are minimal compared to surgical procedures.
Because they are only temporary, an increasingly popular alternative to facial fillers is fat transfer. Mr Tulley will utilise your own fat, harvested from elsewhere on the body, to fill lines and folds and restore volume.
How are they different from Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Both dermal fillers and Botox are injected into the body to produce a younger appearance. However, there are several differences between the two.
With Botox, the substances work by freezing the muscles. This eliminates wrinkles and reduces facial expressions. Over time, Botox has become more natural-looking, making it more difficult to tell it has been done.
Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area in areas where elasticity and volume have been lost. They don’t freeze the muscles, instead, smoothing out the skin by inserting more volume into it.
You can undergo Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers at the same time to produce a fully rejuvenated appearance. For advice on which is the best facial rejuvenation procedure for you, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today.