12 Sep Injectables vs. Laser Treatment: Which One is Right for You?
Though the ageing process is inevitable, there are many treatment options available that can help you look as young as you feel. Between injectable treatments, laser procedures and surgical solutions, you have many methods to choose from that can effectively reduce the fine line wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging skin impacting your skin. But with the amount of anti-ageing treatment available, it makes sense to question which one is right for you. Dr Omarjee offers both injectable treatments and cosmetic laser procedures to help reduce the effects of ageing but some skin types may benefit from one mechanism over the other. To help you better determine which treatment you should inquire about, we’ve compared the two treatments to assist you in making an informed decision about improving your appearance.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers
Injectables consist of liquid solutions that are administered into the face and neck to either reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fill the loss of volume in certain regions on the face. As gravity begins to take hold of the skin, our cheeks and eyes can begin to look hollowed, giving us a tired countenance. Dermal fillers work specifically to restore volume to the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and promote a more youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, will specifically target the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet are each a result of muscle exertion and by weakening the muscles, facial lines essentially dissipate.
Injectables and fillers work well for individuals whose main concerns are the wrinkles affecting their face. If there are specific facial lines or features that you wish to enhance, fillers can provide an effective solution. However, injectables have less of an impact on the texture or tone of skin. If you take issue with age spots or enlarged pores, anti-wrinkle injections probably will not give you the results you desire. Instead, those who have been suffering from poor skin elasticity for some time will be better suited for injectables.
Cosmetic Laser Treatments
There are a variety of laser treatments available that can produce younger-looking skin. Many laser treatments activate collagen production, which helps restore skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of lines and blemishes. In a matter of four to six treatment sessions*, laser resurfacing can remove dead skin cells from the face and rejuvenate the skin’s surface along with its underlying layers.
Unlike injectables, which produce near-immediate results, laser treatment is more subtle and takes multiple treatments to create optimal effects. This makes laser treatment a good option for those who are just beginning to notice the effects of ageing and who wish to combat it early on. Additionally, cosmetic laser procedures are better able to target pigmentation issues like age spots, vascular conditions and acne scarring. Laser treatment can enhance the skin’s texture and create a smoother appearance as opposed to injectables, which fill in hollows and wrinkles in the skin.
Whether you decide upon fillers or injectables, both solutions are alternatives to surgical procedures such as facelifts and eyebrow lifts. Those who desire a less expensive option without a permanent commitment may benefit from a nonsurgical procedure like the ones offered in Dr Omarjee’s office. The best way to determine which treatment will work best for your skin is to schedule a consultation at The DOC Clinic. Dr Omarjee or a member of his professional staff will be able to perform a skin evaluation and choose the anti-ageing solution that will benefit you the most. For more information about anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers or cosmetic laser treatment, call The DOC Clinic on (03) 9021 6022.