dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers

Dermal Fillers & Wrinkle Relaxers | Everything You Should Know

Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are among the most popular injectable treatments today. But what exactly are they? How do you choose the right one for you? And what are the benefits of each?

Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers

Keep reading for everything you want to know about dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers!

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to add volume to specific areas of the face. They’re made from a variety of different materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.

Dermal fillers are used to correct a number of different concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume. They can also be used to plump up the lips, add definition to the cheeks, and fill in hollow under-eye areas.

What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers, (or as they are technically known: neuromodulators), are injectable treatments that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles temporarily. The most popular wrinkle relaxers on the market today are Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Wrinkle relaxers work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. When these muscles are relaxed, the skin appears smoother and more youthful. Wrinkle relaxers can treat many different concerns, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow furrows.

Dermal Fillers vs. Wrinkle Relaxers: Similarities and Differences

Now that you know a little bit more about dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, let’s take a more in-depth look at the similarities and differences between these two popular injectable treatments.

Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are both minimally-invasive injectable treatments. In addition, they’re both FDA-approved and can be used to achieve similar results.

The main difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers is that dermal fillers add volume to the face while wrinkle relaxers relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are made from a variety of different materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid. On the other hand, wrinkle relaxers are made from botulinum toxin type A.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a number of different concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume. On the other hand, wrinkle relaxers are most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow furrows.

Dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six months to two years. Wrinkle relaxers, on the other hand, typically last three to four months.

How Do I Choose the Right Injectable for Me?

The best way to choose the proper injectable treatment for you is to consult with a qualified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your doctor will assess your specific concerns and goals to determine which treatment is right for you.

However, it’s essential to keep in mind you don’t necessarily need to choose between one or the other! In fact, many patients achieve the best results by using a combination of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers. For example, you may use dermal fillers to add volume to your cheeks and plump up your lips, while using a wrinkle relaxer to smooth out crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles.

Your injection specialist will be able to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.

What Are the Benefits of Wrinkle Relaxers?

There are a number of benefits that come with using wrinkle relaxers. First and foremost, wrinkle relaxers are an extremely effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They can also be used to achieve a variety of other aesthetic goals, including smoothing out crow’s feet, brightening up the under-eye area, and lifting drooping brows.

Another significant benefit of wrinkle relaxers is that they’re a minimally-invasive treatment option. This means minimal downtime is associated with the procedure, and you can typically expect to return to your normal activities following your treatment.

Wrinkle relaxers are also a convenient treatment option. Because they only require a few minutes to administer, they can easily be done during your lunch break or before an important event.

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers also offer a number of different benefits, including the following:

  • They can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume.
  • They can also be used to plump up the lips, add definition to the jawline, and improve the appearance of hollow under-eye circles.
  • Dermal fillers are made from various materials, which means there is an option for everyone.
  • They can offer immediate results that can last anywhere from six months to two years.
  • Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive treatment option with minimal downtime.
  • Like wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers are also a convenient treatment option that can be done in just a few minutes.

Using Combination Treatments of Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers

As we mentioned, one of the best ways to achieve optimal results is to use a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. Using both types of injectables can help you achieve a more well-rounded and comprehensive result.

Treatment Options: Wrinkle Relaxers

Next, we want to tell you more about our specific treatment options at Anushka Salon, beginning with our wrinkle relaxers: Botox Cosmetic and Dysport.

Botox Cosmetic

Considered the gold standard in wrinkle relaxers, Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that can help smooth out crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and other areas of the face and neck. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles.

Botox Cosmetic treatments typically take less than 30 minutes to administer, and you can usually expect some results within two to four weeks. These results will typically last three to four months before touch-up treatments are needed.

Dysport

Dysport is another FDA-approved wrinkle relaxer that can help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and brow furrows. Like Botox Cosmetic, Dysport works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles.

Dysport treatments also take less than 30 minutes to administer, and you can expect to see results within two to four weeks. These results will typically last three to four months before touch-up treatments are needed.

Botox vs. Dysport

Both options can be incredibly effective, but the right one for you often comes down to your goals and the area you want to treat. For example, if your focus is on correcting glabellar lines (those frown lines between your brows) you might opt for Dysport. But if you’re looking to smooth out crow’s feet, Botox Cosmetic might be your best option.

Treatment Options: Dermal Fillers

In addition to wrinkle relaxers, we also offer a variety of dermal fillers that can help achieve your desired look.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume. It is made from synthetic hyaluronic acid.

Juvéderm treatments typically take less than 30 minutes to administer, and you can expect to see results immediately. These results will typically last six to 12 months before touch-up treatments are needed.

Restylane

Restylane is another FDA-approved dermal filler that can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume. It is also made from hyaluronic acid.

Restylane treatments typically take less than 30 minutes to administer, and you can expect to see results immediately. These results will typically last six to 12 months before touch-up treatments are needed.

RHA

RHA is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and lost facial volume. It is made from a substance called hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs in the body. We’ll tell you more about the different types of RHA in a moment, but the two types we offer at Anushka Med Spa are RHA 4 and RHA 3.

RHA treatments typically take less than 30 minutes to administer, and you can expect to see results immediately. These results will typically last six to 12 months before touch-up treatments are needed.

We also offer a more in-depth explanation of RHA on our website:

“The RHA collection is one of the newest fillers to hit the US market. It’s known as TEOXANE in Europe, and this group of dynamic area intended hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are extremely movable but also robust. Revance Aesthetics brought these fillers to this country and claim that they are a more “natural” HA. There are four categories of RH fillers: RH1, RH2, RH3, and RH4. RH1 is intended for very fine lines and wrinkles, whereas RH4 is much more robust, intended for deeper lines and folds, as well as a cheek contour.”

How to Choose Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers: Call Us!

Now that you know more about dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and the specific treatment options we offer at Anushka Salon, you might be wondering how to choose the right injectable for yourself. The best way to do this is to schedule a consultation with one of our expert aestheticians.

During your consultation, we will assess your goals and concerns, as well as your overall health and medical history. We will then make recommendations based on what we think will work best for you. So call today to book your consultation!

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