There are many dermal treatments available on the market today. Some require surgery, but many are considered non-invasive and easily administered over lunch break. Of course, the type of skin rejuvenation treatment you will use ultimately depends on what you hope to achieve and your willingness to try something new.
Most people are aware of the two most common types of cosmetic treatments: wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. However, very few understand the nuances of these two treatments, which is what we hope to explain in depth below!
What Does A Wrinkle Relaxer Do?
A wrinkle relaxer is just that– a substance injected directly beneath your skin to prevent fine lines from deepening into wrinkles. Relaxers work by targeting the muscles beneath your skin and preventing them from moving, relaxing or stretching. Most patients are concerned that they will have a frozen or unnatural appearance when selecting this treatment method, but that’s not the case! Wrinkle relaxers, when administered correctly, have a wholly natural look that simply looks more youthful.
What Do Dermal Fillers Do?
Dermal fillers are different from relaxers as they add volume and fullness to the area beneath the skin. A certain substance is injected beneath the skin to create a more desirable plump look. They also help increase and retain moisture in affected areas while allowing for the creation of fuller cheeks and nicer plump lips.
Which Treatment Is Right For You?
Most patients choose a skin rejuvenation treatment to combat the signs of aging as well as environmental exposure that often leads to damage. Many things can naturally age skin such as excessive sun exposure, malnutrition, stress, drinking and smoking, overuse of facial muscles, and skin disorders.
The major difference between the two treatment methods is that dermal fillers add volume beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out the cause of the wrinkles. Aging skin is no longer as full as it once was and we often lose the fat pads that enhance our youthful appearance. By choosing dermal fillers, you can see virtually immediate results.
Depending on the type of filler used, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years. The most commonly used dermal filler is hyaluronic acid which is also naturally found in your connective tissues. It offers the least invasive and most natural results.
Of course, when considering which treatment is appropriate for you, you also have to look at your reasons for getting the treatment in the first place. If your concern is minor fine lines and basic wrinkles such as crow’s feet or forehead lines, a wrinkle relaxer can easily help you achieve the desired results. Of course, for a fuller and more youthful visage, dermal fillers achieve much nicer results than simply last longer. Additionally, dermal fillers can also enhance facial features such as cheekbones and lips that would otherwise simply get overlooked.
Fortunately, both procedures are minimally invasive with few known side effects, which is why they offer such an increasingly popular way to look younger. From getting rid of basic frown lines to contouring your face, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers offer a viable alternative to more invasive treatments.