Dermal Fillers vs Injectables: Which Option Will Help You Achieve Your Goals?

If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll be pleased to know many different options are available. Dermal fillers and injectables are simple, effective treatments requiring minimal downtime and no procedures. Both of these can help you improve the appearance of your skin and minimize signs of aging. However, they work differently. Keep reading to learn more and determine which option may be right for you.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers that add volume to areas where it has been lost. As you age, your body can’t produce enough collagen to compensate for how much is being broken down, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume in the skin.

Dermal fillers work by adding filler, or volume, to those areas. They help to fill out skin that has sunken in and developed wrinkles. They are most often used around the smile lines (marionette lines), cheeks, eyes, jaw, chin, and forehead.

How Do Injectables Differ?

Injectables, also known as neuromodulators, are beneficial for treating more pronounced lines and wrinkles, such as the frown lines and the lines between your eyebrows. They can also be used on the forehead, the exterior of the eyes, and the marionette lines. Some examples of injectables include BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.

How They Work

Injectables are primarily composed of botulinum toxin, which relaxes the muscles when injected into the targeted area. This minimizes creasing, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How To Determine the Best Option for You

When considering the differences between dermal fillers and injectables, recognize that both can be beneficial. To determine which is best for your needs, come in for a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.

Set Up a Consultation Today

The Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics can discuss your goals and help you determine whether a dermal filler or injectable would be right for you. Dr. Vivian Bucay, a renowned dermatologist, and Dr. Rachna Bhandari, a board-certified dermatologist, have helped many patients achieve their goals through personalized treatment plans.

Schedule a consultation with one of our renowned dermatologists in San Antonio, TX, today at 210-692-3000 to get started.

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