Dermal Fillers vs. Plastic Surgery | Pur-One Medispa

Dermal Fillers vs. Plastic Surgery | Pur-One Medispa

Have you looked in the mirror lately only to realize that you are, in fact, getting older? New lines and wrinkles seem to appear overnight the older we get. No matter how much night cream we use before bed, all it takes is one glance in the mirror during natural daylight hours for us to start considering other options.

Dermal fillers and plastic surgery are both extremely popular cosmetic treatment for erasing facial aging. While both produce fantastic results, they each have different applications depending on the aesthetic goals.

Dermal Fillers

  • Best for minor signs of aging
  • Non-invasive
  • No recovery time (bruising may occur for 1-2 weeks)
  • Lasts for 6-24 months
  • Requires follow up treatments

Plastic Surgery

  • Best for moderate to severe aging
  • Surgical
  • 2-3 weeks recovery time
  • Lasts for 7-10 years
  • Does not require follow up treatments

What are Dermal Fillers?

Over time, facial tissues can thin out leading to a loss in volume in your face making for a hollow, worn-out look. Dermal fillers offer an excellent treatment option for patients that are unhappy with the amount of volume they’ve lost in their face. With this treatment, a gel-like substance is injected beneath the skin to smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours for a youthful look without any surgery. You can get dermal fillers for your lower eyelid(s), lips, or cheeks.

Dermal fillers are a great alternative to surgical procedures, but there is a limit to what they can accomplish. Dermal fillers can achieve the following:

  • Adding volume to the creases that run from the nose to the mouth (laugh lines)
  • Filling out hollows under the eyes
  • Plumping thin lips and smoothing vertical lines at the edges of lips
  • Restoring fullness to the cheeks and enhancing contours
  • Adding volume to the lower cheek and temple areas

Dermal fillers are a great option for someone who isn’t seeing results with any skincare products because dermal fillers go beyond what skincare products can do. However, the results expire after a few months usually, and they can’t tighten loose skin or reposition deep tissue.

What is Plastic Surgery?

While PUR-ONE doesn’t provide plastic surgery, we do believe in the benefits of using fillers vs. surgery and want our clients to be informed for all their options.

Plastic surgery involves surgically enhancing the body to achieve a desired aesthetic goal. One of the most common types of cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation is a facelift. Facelift surgery involves removing excess skin and repositioning deeper tissues to tighten and smooth the face.

The procedure starts off with several incisions being made around the hairline, past the front of the ears, and under the chin. The surgeon then works to spate the skin from underlying facial muscles. Excess fat is removed, and the muscles are tightened as needed.

Explore Your Anti-Aging Options with Dermal Fillers at Pur-One Medispa in St. Louis, Missouri!

If you’re looking to restore your smooth, youthful appearance and turn back the signs of aging, dermal fillers can be a great solution for you. To find out which dermal filler will be best for you, request a consultation today.