Have you ever thought about the visible signs of ageing that are associated with volume loss? The facial tissue becomes thin as we age, lines around the nose and mouth become prominent, and cheeks become hollow. Dermal fillers are a quick way to restore lost volume and minimize the signs of ageing by giving our skin a more plumped and smooth appearance.
Here in the article, we will look at the significance of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in volume restoration, along with a comparative discussion with skin boosters.
What are Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?
Our skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid. The substance is carbohydrate in nature and has hydrating and volume restoration properties. It helps to keep our skin plumped and hydrated by adding volume. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are soft and gel-like injectables. The effects are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months depending on the type of the product used and, of course, your aesthetician’s hands.
Most of them come with a combination of lidocaine to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
How do Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers effectively attract water and hold moisture due to their water-binding ability.
They are injected via a needle or cannula into the areas of concern like cheeks, nose, nasolabial folds etc. The effects are immediately visible right after the procedure and require no downtime.
Benefits of Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
- Restores volume and fat loss
- Correction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial contouring
- Reduces the condition of under-eye dark circles and eye bags
- Chin, jaw, cheeks, and lip augmentation
- Nose reshaping
- Mid-face augmentation
Dermal fillers VS Skin boosters- What is the difference?
What are skin boosters?
These are micro-injections of hyaluronic acid and are also known as hydrating fillers. Tiny micro-injections are placed under the skin, specifically at the dermis layer, to improve skin hydration, glow and radiance. They are different from volumizing dermal fillers in terms of composition; skin boosters do not restore volume and fat loss or help in face augmentation like dermal fillers but provide refreshing effects to the skin.
Benefits of skin boosters
- Enhancing skin hydration
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Minimizing acne scarring
- Make fine lines and wrinkles disappeared.
How do dermal fillers complement Botox treatment?
Want to know if dermal fillers and Botox complement each other?
Yes, you can get dermal fillers and Botox together. Dermal fillers and Botox work together extensively because each procedure treats ageing signs synergistically in different ways.
Botox injections work by blocking nerve signals and achieving controlled muscle paralysis to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. It is used to target forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
On the other hand, dermal fillers can help reduce the appearance of static wrinkles when injected into the correct areas.
Benefits of Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and Botox combination
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and Botox can go hand in hand. You can address multiple issues with dermal fillers and Botox combinations. Botox can be used to relax muscles of your upper face, while HA dermal fillers can provide volume to the face and plumpness to thin lips.
- Combining Botox with dermal fillers provides a more customized approach. Some areas of our face age differently than others. We will require a tailored solution to address various ageing signs to achieve a more natural and youthful appearance.
- It is also observed in many people, Botox and dermal fillers combination may give longer-lasting results. The HA dermal filler will tend to remain longer in your skin as Botox restricts the movement of your upper face muscles.
Both Botox and Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are time tested, FDA approved minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments. The two procedures have different approaches and techniques, but the purpose is one, and that’s to give you your dream face. Therefore, you can have them in the same session. Of course, you should treat yourself with the authentic medical products administered by experienced hands as with all aesthetic procedures.