• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

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Injectable dermal fillers are a great solution for getting a more youthful look and gaining confidence for much less than traditional facelift costs. Most consultants and doctors will take between 30 minutes to 60 minutes to fill in the lines and wrinkles promising you lasting results from three months to sometimes even a year.

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular nonsurgical process in Basingstoke that resolve skin aging problems. Dermal fillers are primarily used as “volumizers” for getting the effect you need e.g. plumping and lifting cheeks, temples or filling out cheek lines, thin lips or plumping up sagging hands. Amongst other areas, dermal fillers can be used for:

  • Filling in wrinkles, deep creases and fine lines
  • Improving other blemishes like scars
  • Filling out wrinkled or thin lips
  • Plumping up your cheek area
  • Contouring the chin line and other parts of the face
  • Smile lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Chin lift
  • Brow lift
  • Tear trough

Dermal filler procedures are normally performed at our clinic, which is located in Basingstoke.

Not every dermal filler is right for every type of skin. To ensure the least amount of risk and ensure the best outcomes in line with what you require, you should only have fillers injected by proper dermatologists or consultants and get a consulting to ensure that you are familiar with all the risks and requirements of either wrinkle reduction treatment or derma treatments.

Are Dermal Fillers & Wrinkle reduction treatment The Same Thing?

A lot of our patients who have wrinkles and lines are unsure if they need a Wrinkle reduction treatment or dermal fillers.

What’s the difference?

Firstly, the shortest answer is that Wrinkle reduction treatment and Dermal fillers are not the same thing. Wrinkle reduction treatment works by blocking muscle contractions and relaxing the muscles. A Wrinkle reduction treatment on average lasts for 3-6 months. Whilst fillers as the name implies are injected directly into the skin to ‘fill’ out the wrinkles and softening them in the process. There’s also no one type of filler, different ones exist for different areas.

Unlike Wrinkle reduction treatment , fillers are primarily used to enhance facial volume and treatments can last from months to even a year. Dermal fillers are used primarily to  revitalise or define specific areas on your face,

The major difference between treatments are that derma fillers are not as effective as Wrinkle reduction treatment for the upper third of your face in treating lines, wrinkles, etc but are highly recommended for the lower two-third of your face especially for areas which require some ‘plumping’.

In summary, Wrinkle reduction treatment works best for patients with not so deep lines primarily caused by muscular push and pull whilst Dermal fillers works best for patients who require plumping. These treatments are also not inter-changeable. Wrinkle reduction treatment and fillers perfectly complement each other to help us get the required effect from your treatment.

We will recommend however that you consult myself to ascertain which treatment is more suitable to you and will benefit you best.