Looking into anti-ageing treatments here in York? Then look no further. Our leading cosmetic clinic here in York offers a range of procedures that can tweak and perfect your appearance for a youthful, confident glow. Today, we’ll compare two of the most popular anti-ageing treatments: dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. What are their benefits? What are their drawbacks? What are their uses? We’ll cover all these questions and more in today’s detailed blog.
Reasons for treatment
You may think that anyone with wrinkles will opt for these injectables, but that’s not always the case. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have very specific uses and there are always alternatives, like chemical peels, so there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to your complexion. Having said this, dermal fillers generally treat loss of volume and deeper lines found in the lower half of the face, whereas anti-wrinkle injections are mostly used in the upper face for wrinkles caused by expressive movements.
Areas for treatment
As we’ve mentioned, generally speaking, dermal fillers are for the lower half of the face, and anti-wrinkle injections are for the upper half of the face. That means you can expect to have anti-wrinkle injections used on areas such as the forehead, brows and around the eyes, while dermal fillers typically target skin around the mouth and nose.
Benefits of treatment
Again, the results you’re expecting can affect your choice of treatment. Hoping to soften a furrowed brow or reduce laughter lines? Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal. Worried about smoker’s lines or loss of volume, like sagging skin? Dermal fillers are the answer. If you’re unsure what will work best on your unique skin, our York experts can advise.
Drawbacks of treatment
The biggest drawback of injectables is also its biggest benefit: longevity. While you can expect dermal fillers to last up to 18 months and anti-wrinkle injections to last anywhere from 4-6 months, results aren’t permanent. But, this does mean you have control – like reducing the amount injected in the future, targeting different areas, or (in the case of dermal fillers) even dissolving it if you’re unhappy with the results. Surgery, however, is permanent – with the potential for complications, more downtime and more expense.
Book today in York
Now you know a bit more about treatment, it’s a good idea to get in touch for a consultation. Speak to our York cosmetic clinic today and find out how these fantastic treatments could benefit your skin.