Dermal Fillers Vs. Micro-Needling: Showdown


When anyone comes to us with a desire for younger-looking skin, we at About Face Anti-Aging Institute have several treatment options to offer. Rising in popularity are dermal injections/dermal fillers & micro-needling — two procedures that effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines on the skin.

Depending on an individual patient’s cosmetic aims, one might feel inclined to propose one treatment option over the other. It’s essential to choose the procedure that will meet the patient’s expectations. There are many significant variations between injectable treatments/dermal fillers & micro-needling, which will assist everyone to determine the patients’ most effective solution. We have highlighted many of those differences below.

Immediate Results or Subtle Improvements Over Time?

Medspa practitioners, as well as patients alike, tend to enjoy the quick results of these anti-wrinkle injections, many of which add volume to the face when they are inserted. This gives an impression of fast & efficient improvement that many patients enjoy receiving; however, most injections don’t improve the skin’s durability. Rather, injections function as a replacement for the volume/size that has been lost due to the age factor. When the dermal filler wears off, your skin reverts to its original appearance or drops some of its former elasticity.

On the other hand, micro-needling works with a patient’s natural growth factors to strengthen & add volume to the skin so that it can keep improving over time. Although the patient may not see immediate results after their first treatment, their own skin increases its production of collagen & elastin, which continually refreshes damaged skin cells & regenerates newer, healthier tissues. The process of Micro-needling is intended to alter the way your skin reacts to the aging process so that it’s capable of rejuvenating on its own.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles & add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eyes, cheeks, mouth & jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

What are the benefits?

Dermal fillers are a gel-like material that is inserted under the skin. They improve the shapes of your face by restoring the lost volume, filling out lines & smoothing the skin.

  1. Immediate & visible results
  2. No recovery or downtime
  3. Minimal risk
  4. Long-lasting results
  5. Confidence boost

What is Microneedling?


Microneedling is a process that many dermatologists utilize to treat different skin conditions. The procedure includes using multiple tiny, sterile needles to penetrate into the skin & produce physical trauma.

What are the benefits?

  1. A 2018 well-organized review uncovered that microneedling is a safe & effective way to strengthen skin & wrinkles & treat scars.
  2. The experts confirmed, however, that determining whether microneedling is a viable remedy option in all cases shall need further research. Each situation should be managed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. A press release also states that people can anticipate a reduction in the “appearance of large pores, fine lines & wrinkles, scars & stretch marks.”

Extraneous Molecules or Natural Biology?

Dermal Fillers and Micro-Needling treatments offered by About Face Anti Aging Clinic, Harker Heights, TX

Dermal injections are composed of several ingredients. Many of these ingredients are naturally discovered in the skin; however, they also hold many other types of ingredients that can damage the skin or even cause allergic reactions. While there prevails a pretty low to moderate amount of risk connected with acquiring anti-wrinkle injections, patients should continue to be cautious & ensure that they do not have any allergies to the elements in the fillers being used. Honesty with the injector is necessary.

Micro-needling excites your body’s own natural biological functions so that it is able to enhance your skin naturally. With the help of Percutaneous Induction Needling (also known as P.I.N.) offered at About Face Anti-Aging Institute, controlled micro-injuries are generated within the skin that excites your natural growth determinants, enabling the dermis to thicken over time & protecting it from the aging process. The procedure produces micro-channels that enable topical solutions more effortless access into the dermis and, with the right skin care routine, can improve the skin’s collagen & elastin production processes.

Micro-needling is shifting to be a popular treatment choice because it acts as a preventative solution to aging. Where injectable kinds of  treatments only provide short-term results, micro-needling presents continuous improvements over time. Both dermal injections/fillers & micro-needling procedures can be linked to producing an all-encompassing form of revitalization & getting immediate & long-term effects simultaneously.

If you’re excited about learning more about the dermal fillers & micro-needling treatment with the Collagen P.I.N. (a corded & cordless device), contact About Face Anti-Aging Institute and schedule a consultation.