Dermal Fillers and Anti-wrinkle injections what is the difference?
August 26, 2009 anti-aging

Some commonly asked questions from our patients are “What are the differences between various injectables doctors use?” and “What differentiates use of anti-wrinkle injections from dermal fillers?”

Before discussing the differences let the discuss similarities of  all these anti-ageing products that can be injected into our skin.

The procedure can be performed in 10-20 minutes with results that last from three to eight months or even longer. The price you pay in Melbourne laser clinic is considerably lower then the cost of a traditional face-lift or any other cosmetic surgery.

Now for the differences, dermal fillers, and have several uses. They fill wrinkles, lines (eg nasalabial folds) and scars, plump up lips,  fill out “hallows” under the eyes or accentuate cheekbones.

  • Implant filler is a permanent type of dermal filler and is only suitable for some limited work eg. Filling out a line around the mouth area, smokers lines etc.
  • Temporary dermal fillers provide a shorter term solution, lasting for 4 to 8 months. From personal experience they feel the softest and lasts the longest.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections all contain so called “toxin”. This protein prevents the release of signals between the nerves and muscles. This relaxes the muscles, reducing the dynamic/mimic wrinkles. 

Once again, because every person’s face is so unique, a consultation is must if you want the full benefits out of your facial liquid rejuvenation.

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Click here for Wrinkle Fillers Melbourne: What You Should Know.

"7" Comments
  1. Hi,

    Do you know any doctors who perform Aquamid in Melbourne? Is the product safe because i ‘ve heard they may incur some complications in the future as infection.

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thank you.

  2. Hi Gemma,

    The permanent dermal filler is a type of anti-wrinkle injection which never really gets broken down by your body. It consists of 2.5% hydro gel which is a stable, non-toxic and biologically inactive component. The transparent gel is odorless and pH neutral and since it’s insoluble it becomes part of your soft tissue. It is safe, very stable and does not move from the injected site.

    The cost of treatment is $1200 and most people like to have it retouched after years of wear as your facial contours change as you age. Just like with any other injectable treatment a little bit of bruising is possible. Because it is sterile and is administered by a medical professional in a sterile, controlled environment the rate of infection is just as low as with any other anti wrinkle injectable treatment.

    One thing you need to make sure of is that you are happy with the fullness of the injected site. It is necessary for you to go through a non-permanent filler first to ensure your complete satisfaction as once fillers administered it’s there to stay, so to speak.

    You also need to know that when you move onto a permanent filler you cannot go back to a temporary one.

    Permanent implant can be administered at our clinic in Chadstone. The procedure is very quick and there is no down time. Just drop us a line to if you’d like to book yourself in for a complimentary consultation and/or treatment.

    I hope this helps.

  3. Hello, just enquiring about aquamid, do you recommend for chin enhancement? Emily

  4. Hi Emily. Thank you for your post. Yes the permanent dermal fillers can be used for the required procedure with great results and very long term outcomes. Prior to you making the commitment to the procedure thought, your medical history needs to be thoroughly assessed by a qualified, practicing cosmetic doctor. We would like to invite you for an initial consultation and assessment with our Doctor where your medical history can be discussed and where we can talk about the treatment, any side effects and what can be expected.

  5. Hello, I have just had filler injected in my lips at another clinic and dont feel that it has made very much difference. I was wondering if two vials of Aquamid would be a better way to go rather than have another treatment on top of the filler administered 3 days ago. I have some bruising on my top lip at the moment, would this mean that I would have an adverse effect from the longer lasting results of Aquamid.
    thanks, I realise it is probably a bit hard to comment without seeing the actual results, but as I say, the change is very subtle, which may have been what the doctor was going for, but I really did want noticeable plumpness.

  6. Hi Natalie, Thank you for your question. There are a few things to consider here:

    1) You are totally right, it is not my place to comment at all, since I have no idea what was done or how or what kind of results are evident.

    2) It is too early to judge the final outcome of treatment. I would suggest to wait 2 weeks. Ideally, you should book to see the practitioner who administered treatment 2 weeks after your injections as a follow up. Follow up appointments are an excellent practice as it allows injectors to monitor treatment progress and ensure great treatment outcomes.

    3) Results from injected dermal fillers can vary depending on a number of factors eg how much was injected, brand of filler, technique etc. One of the factors is the type of filler used and the depth it was injected to. Some fillers are made to be injected only very superficially, almost just under the skin, and if injected too deep might not produce the desired result. I’m not saying this was the case at all here, just making you aware this is not something every injector takes into consideration when administrering treatments.

    4) Dermal filler implants is an excellent long term filler. However many experts agree that after having it injected you should not be “topping up” with any other filler for the rest of your life. This is due to depth its injected as well as its composition. It normally lasts at least 5 years before another top up is needed (due to changes on the bone, muscle and skin over the years and not because implant dissolves as it does not).

    I hope this helps clear up a few thing for you.
    Feel free to call or email us if you would like to book in a consultation with our doctor 🙂 9530 9800 or

  7. Hello,

    I had some Aquamid done on my lips in Bali about 6 months ago.

    I did not quite get the results I was hoping for, maybe not enough was injected.

    Is there any way of fixing this, I read on a forum that you use this product.



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