Looking for a way to restore volume loss or plump up your skin, for a naturally beautiful result?
You might be considering dermal filler or a thread lift and can’t quite decide which one is right for you.
With so many cosmetic treatments available, the choice can be a little overwhelming which is why our team of experts at Dr salon is here to help. Let’s take a look at how dermal fillers or a thread lift procedure can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals and help determine which cosmetic treatment is right for you.
It is important to note that whilst one procedure may seem to be more suited than the other at first glance, the team at Dr. Salon may recommend a combination of treatments to assist patients to achieve the best possible results and outcomes relating to their desired results.
What is dermal filler?
Dermal filler is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment designed to restore lost volume. It helps to smooth and soften the appearance lines and folds, assists in contouring the cheeks and jawline, and is also used to rejuvenate and build volume to a particular area.
The clear gel typically referred to Hyaluronic Acid or HA filler is a biocompatible substance that is gently injected into the skin with a very fine needle or cannula to best disburse and place the product to create the desired result.
Dermal fillers are extremely versatile and used to treat several areas including:
- Tear trough (under eye hollows, lines, and dark circles)
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette line
- Deep frowns
- Chin and jawline
What is a thread lift?
A thread lift is a non-surgical alternative to injectables, designed to improve the overall aesthetic of the area treated and stimulate collagen production.
Dissolvable sutures or micro threads are inserted under the skin to produce a subtle but visible “lift” which is a very popular and non-surgical alternative to the traditional facelift, requiring minimal downtime and no surgery.
Thread lifts work to target areas requiring a lift and are used to treat several areas including:
- Cheek contour and accordion lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Lip lines and lip contour
- Jawline and necklines
What is the difference between the two?
Do the treatments still sound similar? This is because, in many ways, they are.
Whilst both procedures are non-surgical and minimally invasive the downtime can differ depending upon which area is treated.
Effects from the treatment of dermal filler can include but are not limited to swelling, bruising, tightness to the area treated, and mild discomfort. Post thread lift treatment can show dimpling or puckering which is visible for up to 2 weeks post thread lift procedure, due to the lifting effect created.
Other minor differences to consider include:
- Dermal filler results can last 6-12 months, whilst thread lift results can last up to 24 months.
- Dermal fillers usually use hyaluronic acid, whilst thread lifts use bio-absorbable threads.
- A dermal filler treatment takes around 15-30 minutes, whilst a thread lift procedure can take up to 45 minutes.
- Dermal filler treatment costs start at around $500, whereas the cost for a thread lift procedure can start at $1,000.
Which one is right for me? Talk to the team at Dr. Salon
At Dr. Salon in Bicton, we have many years of experience and training in both dermal fillers and thread lifts and during a consultation with our cosmetic doctor or team of Cosmetic Nurses injectors, we will discuss which treatment is best suited for you to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Our team of medical experts looks forward to helping you look and feel your best, whether it is a Dermal filler or a Thread lift procedure you are considering, entrust your skin to the experts.
At Dr. Salon, everything skin is what we do best. Contact us today to book your comprehensive consultation with our team of medical experts.