For many years, people have been using Antiwrinkle Injections as an anti-aging formula to soften or reduce wrinkles and lines in the face. However, in recent years, we’ve heard more and more about the wonders of dermal fillers, which seem to offer a similar result. What are the real differences between the two and what should each one be used for?
What Do Dermal Fillers Achieve?
As we age, the collagen in our skin starts to lose elasticity. We also lose hyaluronic acid, which naturally hydrates our skin. Dermal fillers let us inject this acid back into our bodies to plump out features and reduce wrinkles. Fillers are commonly used to plump lips, enhance or fill shallow areas, remove or decrease shadows or wrinkles underneath the eye, soften recessed scars and fill static wrinkles. The effects can be seen immediately with no scars and will last up to two years – but is also completely reversible, with only a slight bruising or swelling to indicate you’ve had anything done. However, in rare cases and if administered incorrectly, dermal fillers can cause lumps and facial asymmetry, as well as itching, rashes, redness or pimple-like eruptions. By going to a reputable skin clinic, these side-effects can be avoided.
What Do Antiwrinkle Injections Do?
Antiwrinkle injections treats and prevents wrinkles and lines around the forehead, eyes, and lips. It’s made from a natural, purified neurotoxin protein found in the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the face, it blocks nerve signals to muscles that control certain facial expressions. Once injected, the muscles are temporarily frozen or paralysed, preventing the movements which cause wrinkles. It’s commonly used to relax, reduce or completely remove lines and wrinkles that form due to laughing and frowning, but is a poor fit for static wrinkles that form when the skin around the chin, jowls and cheeks starts to sag from age.
Antiwrinkle injections are commonly used by doctors for medical reasons, providing temporary relief for strabismus, muscle dystonia, and blepharospasm sufferers for a few months at a time. Most people who receive antiwrinkle injections experience swelling, bleeding and bruising, with other side effects including headaches, nausea, rashes, and itching.
Which Should I Be Asking For
The differences between antiwrinkle injections and dermal fillers may be slight, but they are definite. If you’re looking to plump and fill shallow areas in the face or improve the appearance of static wrinkles, choose fillers. The main benefit of choosing dermal fillers over antiwrinkle injections is that you won’t lose movement in your facial muscles, which can create an artificial look.