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There’s no doubt that wrinkle reduction injectable treatments are the most in-demand non-invasive medical cosmetic procedures currently available. There are a number of reasons for this: availability, immediate results, price, and safety record all rank highly for our patients.

But what are dermal fillers? How do they work and how do they differ from other anti-wrinkle injection treatments?

Dermal fillers explained

Most widely used dermal fillers are made from a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid, which is a type of sugar that occurs naturally in the human body (and the bodies of other mammals). Hyaluronic acid is widely found in the connective tissues in the body, such as the joints, cartilage, skin, and in our eyes. It helps to keep these tissues hydrated, amongst other functions, giving our skin and cartilage resilience to heal; it also helps the skin to look plump and youthful.

Thanks to age and sun exposure, our natural stores of hyaluronic acid begin to deplete from our 20s onwards. By using dermal fillers, we can put temporary supplies of hyaluronic acid into targeted tissues to help your skin look and feel more hydrated and full of volume.

This makes dermal fillers ideal for addressing the appearance of deep, static wrinkles such as those around your mouth and nose, and for restoring areas that have lost volume, such as your cheeks and tear troughs.

Dermal fillers are popular because the leading brands are temporary and can even be reversed, but also offer results that last anywhere from six months to two years. They need a light touch as there’s nothing worse than seeing an overfilled ‘pillow’ face, but a skilled aesthetic professional will understand how dermal fillers can best be used to give nature a helping hand.

How are dermal fillers different from other wrinkle reducing injections?

Dermal fillers should not be confused with wrinkle reducing injections that use Botulinum Toxin to temporarily restrict the movement of targeted facial muscle to help reduce the appearance of expressive lines and wrinkles. These injections tend to be most effective when used to address creasing on the forehead and around the eyes or the bridge of your nose.

Many people find that dermal fillers work well in combination with wrinkle freezing injections. This is because the aesthetic practitioner is then able to look at the face as a whole and use the most appropriate type of treatment for each line or wrinkle to give a better overall outcome.

If you would like to find out more about dermal fillers at The Cosmetic Clinic in Peterborough, call us on 01733 310090 to book an appointment.