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Comparing dermal filler vs. anti-wrinkle injections

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are two different types of injectable treatments that can be used in tandem, but there are fundamental differences between the two. If you haven’t received a treatment with them before, then you’d be forgiven for not knowing that they are in fact very, very different.

What they’re made of

Their differences begin with what they’re made of, which actually influence how they both work within your body. The two treatments are entirely different: anti-wrinkle injections use a medically regulated toxin in liquid-form that can only be administered under prescription, and dermal fillers are a gel-like injectable that use hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring compound in the body.

 

Their treatment areas

The two treatments also function differently within your skin and body, so they have very different treatment areas and modes of action. Dermal fillers are used within the soft tissue of the skin to create volume, contour, and structure. They’re placed within the tissue, whereas anti-wrinkle injections are injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area. This is because dermal fillers plump the skin and so are used within the tissue in areas such as the cheeks, lips, jawline, and under the eyes, but anti-wrinkle injections work very differently. These injections stop muscles from contracting as aggressively, which means they take away a little of your ability to frown as animatedly and therefore prevent wrinkles in the skin. Don’t worry, your face won’t be ‘frozen’, as we place anti-wrinkle injections with precision and care.

 

Who performs these treatments

Anti-wrinkle injections are only available through prescription, so you should only ever receive these treatments from a registered medical professional or qualified independent prescriber. They should not be performed at injectable ‘parties’ that have recently become popular, because these are not a safe environment for such sensitive treatments. Dermal fillers can, technically, be performed by anyone but this does not mean they should be! Currently in the UK, medical professionals such as those at Emma J Aesthetics in Inverness, are pushing for stricter regulation on who can perform dermal fillers. You should always visit a qualified medical professional who is also certified to provide aesthetic injectable treatments to ensure the high quality of your results and, more importantly, your own safety.

 

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in Inverness

If you’re considering anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, then get in touch with Emma J Aesthetics today. We provide personalised treatment journeys depending on your facial anatomy and desired results, providing effective facial rejuvenation. Get in touch to book your initial consultation on 01463 830149.