Skin rejuvenation has made countless advancements. No longer are invasive surgical procedures required to remedy fine lines and minor wrinkles that tend to accompany age.
The problem is that so many advancements have been made that it can be difficult to choose just one. Treatments can have similar effects on rejuvenation, but the longevity and effectiveness of these procedures may vary widely due to the way they rejuvenate the face.
Understanding Wrinkle Erasers and Dermal Fillers
Wrinkle erasers and dermal fillers are designed to treat small imperfections that may present themselves upon the face. While both are only designed for temporary relief, the differences in how these treatments address these issues is what makes them different.
Wrinkle erasers are typically derived from silicone or another flexible material. They are applied topically, which means that they will eventually erode during normal wear, bathing and even the application of makeup.
The advantage of wrinkle erasers is that they are relatively easy to apply when you only have one or two small imperfections. Daily application of certain wrinkle erasers can help smooth the appearance of wrinkles over time, though most wrinkles will reappear if you discontinue using wrinkle erasers.
Dermal fillers aim to correct wrinkles by filling the collagen beneath the skin. They are more versatile than wrinkle erasers because they are applied subdermally and can be derived from a variety of materials.
Dermal fillers can correct loss of firmness in the cheeks, lips and other areas of the skin by utilizing a more rigid filler. They can correct fine lines around the eyes and lips by using hyaluronic-based fillers. When the latter type of filler is used, collagen tends to regrow at the injection site. This allows for the long-term restoration of imperfections.
What Makes One Different from the Other?
The main difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle erasers is where they are applied. Wrinkle erasers are typically applied on the skin, which means they last a shorter time than dermal fillers.
It typically takes six months to two years for dermal fillers to be absorbed by the body. Certain fillers like those that use hyaluronic acid can promote collagen growth, which means their effects can outlast the aforementioned period.
Wrinkle Erasers or Dermal Fillers?
Wrinkle erasers can work for people with one or two minor imperfections, but their daily application can become tedious. Dermal fillers provide a long-term solution for fixing dermatological imperfections without the need for surgery.
To determine what treatment is right for your unique situation, contact Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center today to schedule a consultation appointment. We can evaluate your current needs while leveraging our bountiful rejuvenation experience to craft the most successful restoration plan.