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Dermal Fillers

Skin Boosters vs Dermal Fillers

Skin boosters and dermal fillers are two of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments available that can help improve the appearance of your skin. Both are considered types of cosmetic injectables, but there are some key differences between them that can help you decide which procedure is right for you. 

 

What are Skin Boosters?

Skin boosters (also known as injectable moisturisers) are typically made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin. This is injected into areas on your face, neck, hands or décolletage to stimulate new collagen and elastin production which plumps and hydrates the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. 

They are usually less expensive than dermal fillers, and the results last for up to 8 months with regularly top up treatments every 3-6 months. Plus, because the solution is finer, this allows it to evenly spread across the skin and, unlike dermal fillers, avoid the risk of vascular occlusion (blocked blood vessels). 

 

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are mostly composed of hyaluronic acid, but some can be made from synthetic materials, such as Polylactic acid or silicone. The main difference between skin boosters and dermal fillers is that the latter is designed to add volume to the skin and reshape facial features. 

This is achieved by injecting the filler solution under the skin of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and mouth area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creating a fuller look overall. Dermal fillers tend to be more expensive than skin boosters, but the results can last for up to 12 months. 

 

Conclusion

Skin boosters and dermal fillers are effective treatments that can help improve the look of your skin. If you desire an instant glow, skin boosters are the best option, whereas those experiencing volume loss due to ageing or other medical conditions may find dermal fillers to be the better choice. It’s important to note that there are side effects of both procedures, including minor bruising, redness and swelling but these should resolve within a few days post-treatment. Speak to your doctor or aesthetic practitioner for more information. 

 

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