COSMETIC INJECTIONS VS DERMAL FILLER: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? There is a huge difference between cosmetic injections and dermal fillers. A lot of people seem to get really confused between the two or think they are both the same thing but the truth is they are in no way related however they do compliment each other well. Cosmetic injections are injections of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin, and Botox is the best-known brand of these. Injections of cosmetic injections have the effect of softening lines and wrinkles on the area into which they’re injected. The neurotoxins work by reducing the ability of the muscles to contract. They are most commonly injected into the forehead, to soften frown lines or for crows feet around the eyes. Dermal fillers – hyaluronic acid fillers that are injected into the skin – are completely different from neurotoxins. Fillers are used to add shape and structure to the face, and to replace the volume that gets lost as our fat pads shrink with age. For example, fillers are frequently injected into the cheeks and lips, to stop them looking deflated, or along the jawline, to make it look firmer. In summary: Cosmetic injections relax muscles to soften wrinkles. Dermal Fillers add shape and volume, to sculpt the contours of the face.
SKIN BOOSTERS VS DERMAL FILLER: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Even though Skin boosters are made of hyaluronic acid (which is what most facial fillers are made from) they do not give a plumping or filling effect in the face. Skin boosters come in a very runny fluid gel, so they do not add any volume to the face. Also, they are injected only just beneath the surface of the skin whereas fillers are placed more deeply into the face (for example to add structure to the jaw or chin, or to replace lost volume in the cheeks, lips or temples). Skin boosters are a different type of product, and are used differently and give a different effect, even though, like fillers, they are made from hyaluronic acid.