You should just be able to google that, surely– Dermal Fillers Near Me seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? So why don’t people get more useful search results?
One of the main reasons is that many people misunderstand what dermal filling really is. Many confuse it with Botox-style anti-wrinkle injections, and they aren’t really the same thing at all. Google tries to be helpful, bit the simple truth is that many aestheticians only provide one type of anti-aging injection treatment – either Botox style anti-wrinkle injections or actual dermal filling – and deliberately try to confuse Google in order to bring in as many visitors as they can. After all, they think, if someone is really looking for dermal filling, we have an excellent chance of convincing them to try Botox.
The funny thing is, they aren’t entirely wrong. Many people really do want a truly bespoke anti-aging treatment plan that includes both Botox style anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filling treatments. Their only mistake is in trying to convince you that you only need the products that they happen to sell.
The good news is that you’ve probably landed in the right place. Simply Cosmetic offers both dermal filling and Botox-style anti-wrinkle treatments, so we can help you get exactly the right aesthetic treatments for you. But really, we should explain the difference.
What is dermal filling, then?
Dermal filling treatments are performed with a hypodermic needle, and they do remove wrinkles from the face, but that is where the similarity to Botox-style anti-wrinkle treatments end. Dermal fillers inject a compound derived from plants (but naturally occurring in the skin) to hydrate the skin and add tissue volume, revitalising the skin at the same time it subtly adjusts the contours of your face.
Most dermal fillers in use today are based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (often abbreviated HA) is really a natural sugar which encourages hydration and helps to bring nutrients to the skin. When used in a dermal filling treatment, it mainly hydrates and pads the skin in a way that lasts much longer than any cream or serum – anywhere from 6 months to a year per treatment.
HA naturally attracts water, which us why it keeps skin plump and moisturised for so long. It helps you skin regain the elasticity and resilience it had when it was young, and can restore a youthful fullness to the parts of the face which become thin or even gaunt with age. The change is very subtle, but also very effective.
How is that different from anti-wrinkle injections?
Botox-style anti-wrinkle injections use a naturally-derived protein to relax the facial muscles. This can prevent the formation of wrinkles, but its true magic is in reducing the appearance of wrinkles which already exist. These treatments work to stop the skin from tightening and stretching along the lines which cause wrinkles to deepen.
If you would like to know more about either of these two amazing treatments, or even how they can work together, call us today on Simply Cosmetic. We’d be happy to discuss your options, and what a bespoke aesthetic treatment plan could do for you.