When it comes to choosing the right cosmetic treatment for your skin, it can be overwhelming to navigate the different options available. Dermal fillers and bio-remodelling are two popular choices that are often used to address signs of aging, but they work in different ways and produce different results.
Below, we’ll explore the key differences between dermal fillers and bio-remodelling to help you decide which treatment is right for you.
What are Bio-Remodelling Injections?
Bio-Remodelling is a type of injectable treatment used in cosmetic medicine to improve skin quality and appearance. It is a hyaluronic acid (HA) based product designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin, resulting in a more youthful, hydrated and glowing appearance.
Bio-Remodelling fillers contain a unique high- and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) formulation. This unique composition makes it less dense and viscous than traditional hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, allowing it to spread evenly throughout the skin, delivering hydration and nourishment to the deeper layers of the skin.
It is typically injected into the face, neck, hands or other areas of the body where skin quality may be of concern.
What are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a gel-like substance beneath the skin to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, enhance facial features and create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal fillers are made from various materials, such as hyaluronic acid (HA), poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or polymethyl methacrylate, and each type of filler has unique properties and is used for specific areas of the face.
What are Bio-Remodelling Injections Used for?
Bio-remodelling is particularly effective in treating skin laxity (sagging skin), dryness, and fine lines, making it a popular choice for people who want vibrant, radiant youthful skin.
Some of the specific uses of a bio-remodelling treatment include:
- Skin rejuvenation: Bio-remodelling can be used to improve the overall quality of the skin, making it look more youthful, hydrated, and glowing.
- Anti-ageing: The treatment can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
- Skin laxity: Bio-remodelling can be used to address skin laxity or the loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin.
- Hydration: The treatment provides deep hydration to the skin, making it an effective solution for dry or dehydrated skin.
- Hand rejuvenation: Bio-remodelling can be used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin on the hands, reducing the visible signs of ageing.
There is no downtime following the treatment, making it a popular choice for people who want to improve their skin quality and appearance without undergoing invasive or surgical procedures.
What are Dermal Fillers Used For?
Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment used to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial features.
Dermal filler treatments can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines: Fillers can be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the mouth, nose, and forehead.
- Volume loss: Our face can lose volume as we age, resulting in a sunken or hollow appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to the cheeks, temples and tear troughs.
- Lip augmentation: Fillers can be used to add volume and shape to the lips, giving them a fuller and more defined appearance.
- Scar reduction: Certain types of fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of scars, particularly those caused by acne.
- Facial contouring: Fillers can be used to enhance and contour areas of the face, such as the jawline or cheeks.
How are the Two Treatments Different?
Bio-remodelling and dermal fillers are both non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help improve the skin’s appearance, but they work in different ways.
Bio-remodelling is a hyaluronic acid-based treatment that is designed to hydrate the skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, which are injected into specific areas of the face to add volume or fill in wrinkles, Bio-remodelling is injected into multiple points in the face to improve skin quality.
A bio-remodelling treatment involves injecting a small amount of the product into the skin at five key points on each side of the face, using a fine needle. The hyaluronic acid in the bio-remodelling filler helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are important for maintaining the structure and elasticity of the skin.
This technique helps to minimise discomfort, reduce the risk of bruising or swelling, and allows for a quick and easy treatment.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are typically used to add volume to specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks or lips, or to fill in wrinkles and lines. They are also usually made of hyaluronic acid, but can be formulated with different thicknesses to achieve different effects.
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the target area using a fine needle or cannula and can provide an instant improvement in the appearance of the treated area.
What Results Should I Expect from Each Treatment?
The results you can expect from a bio-remodelling and dermal filler treatment will depend on your individual concerns and the treatment goals you have discussed with your provider. That being said, here are some general results you can expect from each treatment:
- Improved skin hydration and firmness
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother skin, texture and tone
- Increased overall skin radiance
- Improved skin elasticity
- Improved skin thickness and tightness
It’s important to note that the results from bio-remodelling are gradual and build over time as the hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen and elastin production. Most people notice a significant improvement in their skin quality after their initial two treatments, which are spaced four weeks apart.
- Increased volume in specific areas of the face
- Softening of wrinkles and lines
- Enhanced facial contours and definition
- Improved symmetry of facial features
- Reduction in the appearance of scars or depressions in the skin
The results from dermal fillers are typically noticeable immediately after treatment and can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the area of the face that was treated.
It’s important to note that both are considered safe treatments but have side effects, such as temporary swelling, redness, or bruising, and that the results will vary from person to person.
It’s important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of each treatment with a qualified cosmetic physician, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or trained nurse injector before deciding which treatment is right for you.
Overall, the key difference between bio-remodelling and dermal fillers is that bio-remodelling is a more subtle treatment that provides an overall improvement in skin quality, while most fillers are used to target specific areas of the face and provide more dramatic results. The choice between the two treatments will depend on your aesthetic goals.
Can Bio-Remodelling be Used in Conjunction with Other Anti-Ageing and Injectable Treatments at Our Clinic in Melbourne?
Bio-remodelling is often used in combination with other cosmetic treatments to enhance the overall results.
Some of the cosmetic treatments that can be combined with bio-remodelling include:
- Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers are used to add volume to specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks or lips. Bio-remodelling can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to improve the overall texture and hydration of the skin, while the filler treatments provide more targeted contouring.
- Anti-wrinkle Injections – Anti-wrinkle injections are a type of injectable treatment that is used to relax the muscles in the face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bio-remodelling can be used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections to help improve skin texture, while anti-wrinkle targets specific wrinkles and lines.
- Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are a type of skin resurfacing treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and other signs of aging. Bio-remodelling can be used in conjunction with chemical peels to improve skin hydration and texture, while the peels help to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.
- Ultherapy: Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. Often used to treat sagging skin on the face and neck. When used in combination with bio-remodelling, Ultherapy can provide targeted lifting and tightening effects, while bio-remodelling helps the creepiness of the skin and skin laxity.
- Laser Genesis: Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that is used to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tone. When used in conjunction with bio-Remodelling, Laser Genesis can provide targeted improvement in skin texture and tone, while bio-remodelling enhances overall skin quality.
Why Choose Dr Theva for Your Cosmetic Treatments in Melbourne?
As one of Melbourne’s few medically qualified Aesthetic Physicians, I can recommend a greater combination of treatments available to my clients to achieve a natural, rejuvenated, and refreshed look.
Take the next step to a more confident, youthful and vibrant looking you by booking your no-obligation consultation with me today.
During your free, no-obligation comprehensive consultation, I get to know you and discuss your desired outcomes, your ultimate experience, and your concerns so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.
Most importantly, I will explain your best options and go over the results you can expect so you feel comfortable and confident that you are making the right decision.