If you’d like to rejuvenate your face, but you’re not willing to have plastic surgery, there are a variety of less invasive options to choose from. Many people are aware of the benefits of fillers and laser therapy for smoother skin, but they’re usually not sure what’s the difference between them.
Although both fillers and laser treatments can smooth the skin, there are some differences to consider before deciding which would be the right option for you.
Dermal fillers are injectable tissue fillers that can be used to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and leave the skin soft and smooth. There are various types of fillers available and they have different qualities, depending on the parts of the face they are designed to treat.
Fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA) are considered the most natural, since HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Hyaluronic acid based fillers are also the most popular and widely used fillers, as they are safe for use by most people. However, individuals with sensitive skin should discuss any issues with their doctor, to ensure that they are a good candidate for facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers.
How dermal fillers smooth the skin
When fillers are injected below the surface of the skin, they plump the tissues and fill in wrinkles. HA fillers attract water from surrounding tissue and are therefore able to plump the area where it is injected. Within a few days, the skin will be noticeably smoother at the injection site.
Treatment with dermal fillers is a quick procedure that produces mostly immediate results. It is also low risk, and requires little to no downtime.
Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to reduce facial wrinkles and other skin irregularities, leaving the skin smoother and firmer. As the skin ages, it loses elasticity and youthful luster, which is largely due to the decline in collagen and elastin. Collagen keeps the skin firm and plump, while elastin keeps it tight. Rejuvenating lasers stimulate collagen, and this improves the overall texture of the skin, and reduces skin laxity.
How lasers smooth the skin
Lasers make the skin smoother by reducing irregularities such as wrinkles, large pores, and scars, which make the skin rough and uneven. Laser treatment makes the skin smoother because it boosts collagen and elastin that together make the skin plumper and more flexible.
The lasers emit a focused beam of light that removes damaged skin, and also stimulate collagen in the deep layers of the skin. Improvements are noticeable immediately after treatment and continue over time.
There are a variety of skin resurfacing lasers on the market, including the cutting-edge Laser Genesis by Cutera. The Laser Genesis is an advanced device that uses non-invasive laser energy to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles, rough texture, and scars, resulting in smoother, clearer skin. The laser gently heats the dermal layer of the skin, and improves its appearance by activating collagen.
Laser treatment is safe for most skin types. Downtime typically lasts for a few hours as there may be some redness after treatment, but this does not normally prevent patients from resuming regular activities.
What’s the difference between fillers or laser treatment for smoother skin?
Fillers and laser treatments are ideal for people that are not interested in surgical skin rejuvenation.
Fillers smooth out the skin by filling in wrinkles. It often takes just one injection to have the skin looking plumper and smoother for several months. This is especially noticeable with hyaluronic acid fillers because they attract water, which helps to restore volume to the skin.
Alternatively, lasers use light energy to smooth the skin. It usually takes several treatments to improve the appearance of the skin.
Fillers will make the skin smoother, but unlike laser treatments, they do not improve the tone and texture. Consequently, laser therapy may be more appropriate for individuals looking for a total facial rejuvenation treatment.
If you are in Santa Ana / Irvine, CA area, contact Precision Aesthetics for more information on fillers and laser treatments for smoother skin.
Call (949) 528-4621 today to schedule a consultation.