Dermal Fillers vs Wrinkle Relaxers: Which One Works Best for You?

Dermal Fillers vs Wrinkle Relaxers: Which One Works Best for You?

More and more people want vibrant and youthful skin than ever before. The best way to do this is by eliminating wrinkles. Two of the most effective methods are dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers.

Read on to find out the difference between these two effective anti-aging techniques.

What Are Dermal Fillers

First, let’s look into each of these treatments. We’ll start with dermal fillers.

Dermal filler is an injectable hyaluronic acid that is used to treat age related volume loss. They offer a variety of benefits, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and restoring age related volume loss.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that helps our skin retain moisture. It also keeps our skin plump, making it a powerful anti-aging ingredient. Injectable hyaluronic acid can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds.

Many dermal fillers also improve facial structure, such as adding volume to lips and contouring the jawline.

One of the benefits of dermal fillers is you can see results almost immediately. They also come with minimal downtime, a lower cost than surgery, and long-lasting results.

There are fillers of all different shapes and sizes. And by that we mean that they differ in particle size meaning each filler is used to treat a specific concern. For Instance, filler used to create cheek bone projection is not used to create volume in the lips. Be sure to speak with a professional to receive a proper recommendation.

Where Can You Use Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are versatile and can be used in a variety of different places. Common injection sites include:

  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Chin
  • Nose
  • Around the eyes
  • Temples

Where you inject dermal fillers depend on your results. For example, cheek dermal fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve your facial structure.

What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers are an injectable substance that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But instead, wrinkle relaxers eliminate muscle movement to prevent fine lines from getting any deeper.

Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. This ingredient blocks muscle contractions and movements, which reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

How Botox Works

The neuromodulator in wrinkle relaxers, more commonly known as Botox or Dysport, temporarily relaxes facial contracting muscles. When muscles contract, they form wrinkles. By stopping the muscle from moving, it allows the collagen to remodel and the lines to fade away over time.

One of the benefits of dermal fillers is you’ll see results almost immediately. Botox or Dysport takes slightly longer to work than dermal fillers. It usually takes between two and eight days to experience the effects.

What to Expect During Recovery

One of the benefits of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers is that both have quick recovery periods. But what can you expect during recovery?

Dermal Filler Recovery

There is minimal recovery time with dermal fillers. Recovery time varies between each client, the injection site, and the type of injection used. Common side effects include bruising and swelling.

While most individuals can perform normal activities immediately, it is recommended you wait at least 24-48 hours to return to strenuous physical activity.

Botox Recovery

Botox comes with minimal recovery time. Patients should exercise prior to injections, as no physical activity is recommended for the rest of the day. Besides that, there is no down time associated with Botox or Dysport.

Should You Use Dermal Fillers or Wrinkle Relaxers?

If you want to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, both dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are effective. But the one you use depends on your preferences, goals, and recommendations from a board-certified medical professional. That’s why the first step in treating your aging symptoms is finding a professional who is properly trained at anti-aging injections.

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