Wrinkle Relaxing Injectables Vs Dermal Fillers

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Wrinkle Relaxing Injectables Vs Dermal Fillers – Which is better?

What are ‘Cosmetic Injectables’?

Anti Wrinkle Agents and Dermal Fillers sometimes interchangeably called “injectables”.

These are ‘non-surgical’ methods for treating fine lines and wrinkles or facial skeletal atrophy (lost volume or hollowing of the face in certain areas).

  • quick results
  • minimal discomfort
  • little if any downtime
  • eradicating wrinkles that stem from repeated facial expression
  • frown lines
  • squinting/crow’s feet

How it works

Neurotoxins work by temporarily relaxing the underlying facial muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. When properly injected, with these muscles relaxed, patients can smile, frown, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.

Dermal fillers and injectables have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against aging. Today, there are many different kinds of injectables and dermal fillers, each with the ability to treat various signs of aging like volume loss, overly thin lips, fine lines and wrinkles. Where Botox relaxes facial muscles, injectables and dermal fillers work by adding temporary volume under the skin in order to fill wrinkles and plump the skin.

What are the benefits of using Dermal Fillers?

  • Dermal fillers allow great precision in wrinkle correction.
  • They do not affect your ability to contract your facial muscles.
  • Natural looking results – you’ll look great and feel younger.
  • Fillers are non-permanent and you can try different facial ‘looks’.
  •  To provide a complete facial revitalisation and enhancement dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle treatments or laser facial Rejuvenation.
  • You can take years off the look of your face.
  • Fillers treat deeper wrinkles that other methods can’t.
  • Adverse reactions are rare.
  • Fillers can be reversed rapidly with the use of injections that dissolve the filler.
  • And, are an easy non-surgical solution that may delay the need for plastic surgery.

Where are Dermal Fillers most commonly used?

  • Lips – for volume enhancement and also to treat fine lines around the lips
  • Cheeks and nasolabial folds – these aim to reduce the depth of the creases and wrinkles in the area
  • Around the eyes – particularly the “tear trough” area
  • Nose and chin – subtle reshaping of these areas
  • Brow – subtle reshaping and lifting

How do Dermal Filler Injections work?

A smooth injectable gel is injected below the skin’s surface to “fill-in” wrinkles, “plump-up” small areas such as the lips, and “re-volumise” large areas like the cheeks.

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are often referred to as a “liquid facelift.”

With fillers, dermal volumisers provide subtle yet noticeable effects to plump up your cheeks or other areas of the face that have lost volume due to ageing or weight changes.

You can read more on this process on the Coco Ruby Dermal Filler page.

What happens during Dermal Filler Injections?

As with our other non-surgical treatments dermal filler treatment can be safely and comfortably performed in the relaxing environment of our treatment room.

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The usual procedure for patients looking to lift and liven their face with dermal fillers

  • Firstly, you’ll speak with the doctor or nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation
  • Then, a treatment plan will be devised. In which, how we can use dermal fillers will be set out. The possibly of dermal fills in conjunction with other techniques and tools may be suggested to create the face that you desire.

At your dermal filler appointment:

  • Our dermal filler product contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection more comfortable.
  • The area to be injected is marked out
  • The dermal fillers are injected, and we apply cold packs immediately afterwards.
  • Mineral make-up completes the look and allows you to resume your daily activity.

The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

What is the normal recovery downtime after Dermal Injections?

You’ll be able to return to work and wear makeup immediately afterwards, although we recommend you don’t commit yourself to any activities after your first-ever appointment.

Generally any side effects, such as minor redness and swelling, resolve after 24 hours.

What should I expect after treatment?

Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to swelling; you should see the ‘real’ results after about 3 days.

Are Dermal Fillers painful?

Some patients prefer local anaesthesia to numb the area being injected to maximise comfort during treatment.

There can be a slight sting with the injection however the vast majority of patients find treatment very comfortable.

The small about of pain you feel can be significantly reduced by finding an injector with a gentle touch and choosing an injector that how knows to avoid the many facial nerves.

How long do Dermal Filler Injections last?

Results from dermal fillers vary depending on the filler, the techniques used and the facial area that is being injected.

High muscle use areas (like your mouth edges) generally last around six to 12 months and in low muscle areas (like your cheeks or tear troughs) can last 18 to 24 months.

The more treatments you have, the longer the results will last.

Are there any reasons I should not have Dermal Filler Injections?

Our team will not perform this treatment on pregnant or nursing mothers or if you have diseased skin in the area being filled.

What are the possible side effects of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers have been used for many years, and clinical trials have shown that it is well tolerated.

All treatments carry the potential of unwanted effects. We generally recommend and use non permanent fillers which last between 4-18 months.

There may be some mild redness, swelling and discomfort after treatment. Uncommonly, there can be lumpiness and other cosmetic concerns. Infections and other complications are rare.

Reported dermal filler side effects include:

  • Redness to injection site
  • Pain
  • Firmness
  • Swelling
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discolouration

In most cases, these side effects are temporary and should resolve within a week.

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The Injectables – AWIs and Fillers

Anti Wrinkle Injectables (AWIs) and dermal fillers are sometimes discussed interchangeably as “injectables”, which are great non-surgical methods for treating fine lines and wrinkles. These products are well known by the drug companies proprietary names but due to government regulations we can’t use those words here.

These TWO treatments share some similarities: they have the power to create quick and dramatic results, with relatively no pain and no downtime.

Fillers and AWIs, however, are very different in terms of how they work and which types and severity of wrinkles they treat.

ABOUT AWIS – There are several different AWIs available. Among various uses, these products are effective at eradicating wrinkles that stem from repeated facial expression including frown lines and crow’s feet. Using low doses of a purified protein, the AWIs work by temporarily relaxing the underlying facial muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. When properly injected, with these muscles relaxed, patients can smile, frown, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.

ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS – Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against a sagging and ageing face. Today, there are MANY different kinds of dermal fillers, each with the ability to treat various signs of aging like volume loss, overly thin lips, and fine lines, and wrinkles.

Instead of relaxing facial muscles like AWIs, dermal fillers work by adding temporary volume under the skin in order to fill wrinkles and plump the skin.

What are the benefits of using Dermal Fillers?

  • Dermal fillers allow great precision in wrinkle correction
  • They do not affect your ability to contract your facial muscles
  • Natural-looking results – you’ll look great and feel younger
  • Non-permanent and you can try different facial ‘looks’
  • To provide a complete facial revitalisation and enhancement Fillers can be used with conjunction anti-wrinkle treatments or laser facial Rejuvenation.
  • You can take years off the look of your face
  • Treat wrinkles that other methods can’t
  • Filler rarely causes adverse reactions
  • Injections that dissolve the filler can be used to rapidly reverse results if you are unsatisfied with the outcome.
  • Fillers are an easy non-surgical solution that may delay the need for plastic surgery

Common Dermal Filler Areas?

  • Lips – for volume enhancement and also to treat fine lines around the lips
  • Cheeks and nasolabial folds – these aim to reduce the depth of the creases and wrinkles in the area
  • Around the eyes – particularly the “tear trough” area
  • Nose and chin – subtle reshaping of these areas
  • Brow – subtle reshaping and lifting

How do Dermal Filler Injections work?

A smooth injectable gel is injected below the skin’s surface. This results in “filling-in” wrinkles and “plumping-up” small areas such as the lips. It can also “re-volumise” large areas like the cheeks.

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are often referred to as a “liquid facelift.”

With fillers, dermal volumisers provide subtle yet noticeable effects to plump up your cheeks or other areas of the face that have lost volume due to ageing or weight changes.

You can read more on this process on the Coco Ruby Dermal Filler page.

What happens during Dermal Filler Injections?

As with our other non-surgical treatments dermal filler treatment can be safely and comfortably performed in the relaxing environment of our treatment room.

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The usual procedure for patients looking to lift and liven their face with dermal fillers is:

  • You’ll speak with the doctor or nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation
  • A treatment plan will be devised, which sets out how we can use dermal fillers (possibly in conjunction with other techniques and tools) to create the face that you want

At your dermal filler appointment:

  • The dermal filler product we use contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection comfortable.
  • Injection area will be marked out
  • Dermal fillers are injected, and cold packs applied immediately afterwards.
  • Finally, Mineral make-up completes the look and allows you to resume your daily activity.

Depending on the size of the area to be treated the procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total.

What is the normal recovery downtime after Dermal Injections?

You’ll be able to return to work and wear makeup immediately afterwards, although we recommend you don’t commit yourself to any activities after your first-ever appointment.

Generally, any side effects, such as minor redness and swelling, resolve after 24 hours.

What should I expect after treatment?

Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to swelling; you should see the ‘real’ results after about 3 days.

Are Dermal Fillers painful?

Patients may prefer local anaesthesia. Numbing the area being injected maximizes comfort during treatment.

There can be a slight sting with the injection however the vast majority of patients find treatment very comfortable.

By finding an injector with a gentle touch, that knows how to avoid the many facial nerves the small amount of pain you feel can be significantly reduced.

How long do Dermal Filler Injections last?

  • High muscle use areas (like your mouth edges) generally last around six to 12 months.
  • Compared to low muscle areas (like your cheeks or tear troughs) which can last between 18 – 24 months.
  • The more treatments you have, the longer the results will last.

Its important to note that results from dermal fillers vary depending on three things;

  • First of all, the type of filler used.
  • Secondly, technique used.
  • Thirdly the facial area injected.

Are there any reasons I should not have Dermal Filler Injections?

Our team will not perform this treatment on pregnant or nursing mothers or if you have a diseased skin in the area being filled.

What are the possible side effects of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers have been used for many years, and clinical trials have shown that it is well tolerated.

However, all treatments carry the potential of unwanted effects. We generally recommend and use non-permanent fillers which generally last between 4-18 months.

Mild redness, swelling and discomfort can be common after treatment, uncommonly, there can be lumpiness and dissatisfaction.

To clarify the above infections and other complications are rare, however reported dermal filler side effects include:

  • Redness at the injection site
  • Pain
  • Firmness
  • Swelling
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discolouration

These side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a week.

Facial Rejuvenation Guide Download

In conclusion

In short injectables and dermal fillers are a low risk, non surgical option that can give you natural looking results without going under the knife. It can help  “fill-in” wrinkles, “plump-up” small areas and “re-volumise” large areas.

For more information or to make an appointment – contact the clinic

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