When people hear the phrase ‘dermal fillers’ or indeed ‘fillers’ anything, the association is not traditionally with something natural. However, natural dermal fillers do exist and are made up of either hyaluronic acid and collagen. We look at the differences between them and why the world is turning its back on cosmetic surgery as an answer to ageing.
Collagen vs hyaluronic acid fillers – what’s the difference?
Both fillers are used to add volume to targeted areas of the face, removing fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by ageing and lifestyle factors. Collagen fillers and hyaluronic acid work in different ways to achieve this; both work by plumping the skin and are generally used for mild and superficial skin imperfections, with hyaluronic acid working to trap water in large molecules.
This helps the effects last longer and hyaluronic acid-based fillers are then naturally absorbed by the body and replace the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. Collagen fillers on the other hand, trigger your body’s natural production of collagen, promoting structural support for your skin tissues.
Why choose fillers as opposed to surgical techniques?
In the fast-paced world we live in, many of us are looking for treatments with more instantaneous results and for options that don’t require a long recovery period. One of the huge pitfalls of surgical treatment is that it can often yield unpredictable results – we’ve all heard the horror stories associated with botched cosmetic surgery.
The shift towards finding more natural ways to preserve our health and looks means treatment like natural fillers have thrived. Fillers work around your existing facial features, accentuating your natural beauty.
Who to approach for fillers treatment?
Though non-surgical fillers don’t involve going under the knife, they still need to be performed by a medical professional like a doctor or dentist. Always do your research before you go ahead with treatment.
Don’t risk your long-term health by going to a non-medically qualified clinician; non-surgical does not mean non-medical!