Facials vs. Fillers

Skin Rejuvenation in Birmingham, AL

When it comes to skin rejuvenation, there are a lot of contenders on the field. Most of these treatments fall into one of two categories: facials or injectables. Facials use a variety of ingredients, tech, and treatment methods to clean and refresh the skin. Injectables are either neurotoxins, which smooth out wrinkles, or dermal fillers, which add volume to the skin.

When you are looking to liven up dull skin, it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly what your skin needs. At Smart Skin, we use a variety of treatments for skin rejuvenation in Birmingham, AL. There are many factors that can make our skin lose its luster. Sometimes, the solution just requires a closer look.

Today, we’re here to shed some light on facials vs. fillers, as well as the types of skin rejuvenation they do best. We’ll also introduce you to some treatments that break the mold.


Facials can address a variety of skin concerns, from acne and sun damage to dry skin and hyperpigmentation. Facials clean your pores, hydrate your skin, remove dead skin cells, and so much more.

But there’s one facial that does a whole lot more.

IPL Photofacial

The IPL photofacial goes beyond the capabilities of a regular facial. IPL stands for “intense pulsed light.” For a facial, we use this isolated wavelength of light to reach deep into the skin to promote the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These materials plump up the skin, help your skin heal itself, and make your skin stronger and more flexible in the long run.


Fillers (dermal fillers, to be specific) are a class of injectables designed to improve volume and tone in the face, as well as reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by smoothing out these areas. If you notice skin that is sagging, hollow, or delicate, fillers can rejuvenate your skin by improving volume and strength.

Fillers can also be used to improve facial balance. Oftentimes, a worn look can be the fault of lost volume in the cheeks or under the eyes. Fillers can help balance this out and brighten up your look.


Radiesse is a unique filler that lives up to more than its name. One of the longest-lasting fillers available, Radiesse continues to put in the work even after it has been absorbed by the body. One of the main ingredients in Radiesse is hyaluronic acid. This substance naturally occurs in the body, it helps the skin stay hydrated.

Hyaluronic acid also stimulates collagen production. This means that even after the filler has dissolved, Radiesse has already been helping your body naturally produce more collagen to keep your skin healthy and strong for much longer.

Rejuvenate Your Skin at Smart Skin

At Smart Skin, our skin rejuvenation in Birmingham, AL, encompasses more than just a few facials and fillers. We are always on the lookout for skin treatments that break the mold. Your skin is unique, and it deserves carefully tailored treatments for its optimal health and recovery.

Start a virtual consultation with us today. We’ll build you a custom treatment plan designed specifically to address your needs and your goals for skin rejuvenation and beyond.

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