The difference between Wrinkle reduction & fillers?Injectables 08 Nov 2016
You might have heard people in Hampstead referring to anti-wrinkle injections and be confused as to the exact meaning. Generally, anti-wrinkle injections refer to a substance that when injected under your skin will relax the facial muscles by preventing them from contracting and forming lines on your face.
Dermal filler injections will also smooth over lines on your face, but they work in a different way and are more effective in different areas of the face. Facial fillers from our Hampstead practice consist of gels, which contain hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in the body and what it does, is act like a sponge, soaking up water to create a plumping effect under the skin. It’s an effective way to treat deep creases, sunken areas, such as the hollows under the eyes, and skin that is thinning with age, such as that around the cheeks.
Advice on whether your individual signs of ageing will benefit more from Wrinkle reduction or facial fillers treatment can be provided during the consultation you’ll have with our highly experienced practitioner. You might even find that a combination of our Hampstead Wrinkle reduction treatment on your upper face and fillers on your lower face will give you a perfect, rejuvenated look.
These days surgical facelifts are experiencing a drop in popularity, simply because facial fillers and Wrinkle reduction perform so well in making appearances more youthful, without you having to build any recovery time into your life.
What does Wrinkle reduction do?
Forehead wrinkles; such as the long lines that stretch horizontally across your forehead, can be smoothed over, using strategically applied injections. Smaller forehead lines located vertically between the eyebrows can also be treated in this way. Crows feet, or laughter lines to the side of your eyes, will be reduced and drooping eyebrows, which can have an ageing effect on your face are lifted by Wrinkle reduction to make you look younger.
What will a facial filler treatment achieve?
Most effectively used on the lower half of the face, dermal fillers will reduce marionette, nasolabial and smokers lines. Fillers will add volume to the hollows under the eyes known as the tear troughs, plump up your cheeks and elevate your drooping mouth corners.
Lips, as well as skin, also thin with age. Our fillers can alter the shape, size and symmetry of your lips to make them appear younger. Additionally, dermal fillers can even make minor changes to the shape of your nose or chin to produce a similar effect to rhinoplasty or a cosmetic chin operation.
Both treatments are administered safely, non-invasively and comfortably via injection at our Hampstead practice, by one of our expert practitioners. Wrinkle reduction lasts for 3 to 4 months before a top-up is required, while dermal fillers last for slightly longer – 6 months before you need to book another treatment.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation and find out more about how we can turn back the clock with natural-looking results.