Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers are two popular injectable options to reduce the telltale signs of ageing. How do you know which is right for you? Following on from the previous Muscle Relaxants blog, let’s explore Dermal Fillers in detail.
Injectables, Part 2: Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers work differently from muscle relaxants. While muscle relaxants work to address the ‘moving’ lines on the face, dermal fillers pay attention to the static, more permanent lines that develop as we age.
Dermal fillers can be used in the upper layers of the skins to soften visible fine lines without altering the natural contour of the face. Additionally, dermal fillers can also address frown and smile lines, hollow cheeks and eyes, as well as to lift the contours of the cheeks or jawlines.
What are they used for?
Dermal fillers are used at varying depths of the skin to address different concerns. There are the multiple dermal filler products available for various applications, such as:
- Fill the hollow areas in the cheeks
- Lift the cheeks and jawline for a more youthful look
Medium depth fillers:
- Subtly change the contours of your face by filling deep lines, skin folds and hollows
- Lift corners of the mouth
- Address frown and smile lines.
More superficial fillers:
- Reduce or eliminate fine lines
- Increase the fullness of the lips
- Fill hollow areas under the eyes.
What are the benefits?
One major perk that comes along with opting for a temporary filler is that the procedures are typically pretty painless and you will notice the results quickly.
Additionally, dermal fillers can help to make your skincare routine more seamless. How so? Well, as dermal fillers smooth lines, folds and hollows on the face, this makes for an easier application of your skincare products.
What are the disadvantages?
After receiving your dermal filler injection, there is a chance that you will notice redness, swelling and/or bruising around the treatment area. However, these effects will subside in a few days.
How long do dermal fillers last?
This very much depends on the type of filler, the area of the body, and the individual. Generally, results can last anywhere from 6-24 months. We would discuss expected results as part of your initial consultation.
Which option is best for you?
Your aesthetic goals are the key criteria when deciding between muscle relaxants or dermal fillers. Before undergoing a treatment, we always recommend consulting with a trained medical practitioner to ensure that you select a treatment that is right for you.
Unlike some clinics, our injectable treatments are all performed by a highly skilled in-house doctor. Dr Helena Rosengren will discuss your concerns and desired/possible outcomes before administering the suitable treatment. Book in a consultation here to help you achieve your skin goals!