October 20, 2016

Skin Transformation Comparison: Should You Get Fillers or Skin Tightening?

In order to achieve the skin transformation you're dreaming of, you need to first understand what treatments are available to you. The best course of action is always to have a one-on-one consultation with a skin-care professional, like those at 8 West, to determine a well-educated and experienced course of action. If you're wondering how to plump your skin this fall, here's how to decide if you should get fillers or skin tightening:

Fillers Vs. Skin Tightening

While fillers and skin tightening can achieve a similar result, the important part in making this decision has to do with your personal age-related symptoms and goals. Here are the key differences between the two that will help you make your decision:Dermal Fillers: There are many different types of dermal fillers, each with a different texture, which act as a temporary solution to the results of facial volume loss. Fillers are carefully injected into the areas of the face that would benefit from more volume, smoothing and lifting the skin to improve the signs of aging. Dermal fillers can also be used to accentuate areas of the face, such as the lips or cheeks.

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You may be a candidate for dermal fillers if:

  • you would like to accentuate features such as cheekbones or lips; and/or
  • you are 35 years or older and are experiencing symptoms of facial volume loss, including shadowing and deepening folds around the nose, mouth and jawline,  hollowing temples and nasolabial folds.

Skin Tightening: SkinTyte is a skin-tightening infrared laser treatment offered at Fiore Skin Clinic. This treatment uses an infrared laser to comfortably tighten the skin on many areas of the face and body where greater firmness is desired. Since there is no downtime involved in this treatment, patients may resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure.

SkinTyte uses infrared light technology to heat dermal collagen, initiating the skin's healing process and leading to firmer tissue.

You may be a candidate for skin tightening if:

  • you are experiencing lax or sagging superficial skin around your face, neck or chest and don't have the flexibility in your lifestyle for downtime. Age-related symptoms that are commonly treated with SkinTyte include changes in skin texture such as crepeyness.

In summary, dermal fillers give the appearance of a mild tightening effect because they add volume (which creates more tension on the skin and makes it look tighter). Skin-tightening treatments like SkinTyte stimulate collagen production, making skin thicker and plumper.Watch the video below for a full explanation of our SkinTyte treatment from our skin specialist Suzanne and our facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Buonassisi:https://youtu.be/o0LYDDpx5mkAre you interested in firming up your skin, plumping certain areas or stimulating your skin's natural collagen production? Book your complimentary consultation and have a one-on-one skin analysis at8 West Clinic.

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