They can both treat lines, and they are both injected (ideally by a trained and licensed professional). But the similarities between Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler end there.
Anti-Wrinkle is crafted from the botulinum toxin, such as Botox and Dysport. In contrast, Dermal Filler is made from hyaluronic acid—a molecule naturally occurring in the skin. You’ll find brand names like Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Teoxane, and Stylage in the realm of Dermal Fillers.
Anti-Wrinkle primarily targets DYNAMIC lines, the ones that form with muscle movement. There’s also some improvement in STATIC lines, those that linger even when your muscles are at rest, thanks to the skin’s chance to regenerate between treatments.
This treatment relaxes muscles, essentially preventing muscle movement. It’s highly effective for addressing crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, neck lines, and more. Cosmetic uses also include treating teeth grinding (bruxism), facial slimming, enhancing facial symmetry, addressing issues like smokers’ lines, downturned or gummy smiles, bunny scrunch lines on the nose, orange peel chins, nasal flaring, nasal tip droop, and a ‘lip flip.’ Beyond aesthetics, it aids in reducing excessive sweating, pore size, sebum production, and even has applications in treating conditions like acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. Some unconventional uses include migraine prevention, managing gut hyperkinesia (diarrhea), correcting limb spasticity, and addressing eye spasms, among others.
Dermal Filler, on the other hand, adds volume and is primarily used for augmenting tissue and STATIC lines. However, it often results in improvements for dynamic lines as well. Filler is your go-to choice for defining, shaping, sharpening, contouring, and filling tissue concavities. Picture enhancements in lips, cheeks, temples, chin, jawlines, but also think about its effectiveness in hydrating skin, smoothing fine lines, and addressing deep hollows like the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
If you want to learn more about the distinctions between these two cosmetic procedures, consider our article on “What Is the Difference Between Injectables and Fillers?” for a more comprehensive understanding. And, if you’re ready to explore Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler further, you can book an appointment with an Aescend artisan. We are located on the South Coast of NSW.