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Laser vs Injectables: What’s best?

Many people walk through the doors of Brisbane Skin wanting to know the key treatments for non-surgical anti-ageing, often confusing laser therapies and injectables as interchangeable. Though truth be told, they are both very different treatments, targeting different areas of concern to combat the signs of ageing. 

So, we’ve broken down the key differences between the two, so you know which treatment can help you achieve your desired look. Is it laser, injectables, or a balance of them both- read to find out.   


The simplest rule of thumb for laser therapy is that if it’s a surface skin concern, laser can help target the problem area. 

Depending on your skin condition and desired results, the experienced team at Brisbane Skin can help facilitate a laser treatment plan customised to your needs

Laser can help treat:

– brown spots

– red spots

– dullness

– fine lines & wrinkles

While it is a non-surgical anti-ageing treatment, laser focuses on targeting the surface of the skin to improve overall appearance, while other anti-aging treatments are able to lift and tighten areas of concern.


When it comes to injectables, the two most common treatments are dermal filler to help plump and enhance areas of the face, and anti-wrinkle injections that can help decrease muscle contractions that lead to fine lines and wrinkles. 

Anti-wrinkle can help treat: 

  • Upper forehead lines
  • The appearance of crow’s feet
  • Brow lines 

These injections help to prevent lines from becoming static, rather than dynamic and treat the magnitude of existing lines on the face. 

Dermal filler can help treat

  • Loss of volume in the lip, temple, mouth, cheek and jawline
  • Augment your facial shape from lost volume 

Some of the key changes people tend to experience in their late 40s and early 50s include changes in the following three areas. 


Ageing increases the number of fine lines & wrinkles resulting in a loss of collagen and a crepey texture on the skin. 

Volume loss

The area around the eyes, temples, lips, mouth and jawline can appear sunken and dull.  

Facial Laxity

When ageing, your face shape gets longer, jowls become more prominent and the neck begins to sag.  

While volume loss and facial laxity can be treated with non-surgical treatments, like laser and injections, your skin is the only thing you can control in the ageing process. The best approach is early prevention with a diligent anti-ageing skincare routine. This includes: 

  • Sun protection: using a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and a hat is a great way to protect your skin from early signs of ageing 
  • Active ingredients in skincare: This includes ingredients such as retinol, vitamin c, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to help stimulate collagen, decrease pigmentation and plump and moisturise your skin.

For more information on our non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, book a free consultation with one of our expert team.

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