Aesthetic power duo: Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
Many of us know what anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can each do for our skin and many of us can attest to the antiaging benefits they offer, when done well in experienced hands.
These days, it’s not uncommon to combine both of these treatments together to achieve even better results. Here’s how and why they work well in tandem to give you results you will love.
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What you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the treated muscle, preventing it from contracting and creating wrinkles and lines around our faces. When placed in the right area and in the right doses, anti-wrinkle injections help to reduce the appearance of lines around our eyes and those around our forehead.
Dermal fillers as its name suggests, softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles by filling it in. They are mostly made with hyaluronic acid which as we all know is a great ingredient for hydration. Beyond filling in lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can also be to add volume to areas that appear sunken as we age or to sculpt the nose and cheekbones to enhance our facial proportions.
How do they complement each other?
Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are treatments that have little to zero downtime, generally well tolerated by patients in terms of pain threshold, and with results that can be appreciated in a matter of days, so that’s a good start.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers each treat different types of wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections help to soften dynamic wrinkles, which are deep lines caused by repeated facial muscles such as squinting or frowning. Dermal fillers on the other hand treat static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are present even when the facial muscles are resting. Together they can help to eradicate deep lines and sunken areas to restore a more youthful appearance.
These two treatments also typically work in different parts of the face. Anti-wrinkle injections are usually used to treat the upper area of the face, such as the eyes and forehead, whereas fillers are used to fill in the middle and lower regions of the face.
Combining these two treatments together can help to prolong your results. To prevent the hyaluronic acid used in fillers from breaking down too quickly, anti-wrinkle injections can be first placed in the face to help relax the muscle movement, to minimise excessive movement in that part of the face.