Age-related changes in our bodies might include developing new wrinkles on our cheeks or having lower cheekbones than before. The volume and flexibility of the facial muscles gradually deteriorate, and the deflation and movement of facial fat emphasize the aging process even more. Finally, as we age, our skin stretches and loses elasticity. When combined with the loss of the support that fat, muscle, and bone once supplied, this results in wrinkles, drooping skin, and other well-known indications of aging.
Dermal fillers, an injectable procedure, can help reduce wrinkles and restore lost volume, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. And we are here to tell you more about it.
What is dermal filler?
Dermal filler is a substance injected into the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Addressing lines around the mouth and other troublesome regions like laugh lines or nasolabial folds makes it a popular cosmetic surgery.
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the human body, is used to make dermal fillers. It’s used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, plump up lips, and treat scars.
Hyaluronic acid is essential to your skin because it helps cushion against friction that causes damage like dryness or roughness from rubbing against clothing or skin care products. The more you rub on yourself (or touch), the quicker this buildup can happen—so if you don’t want those fine lines to look worse than ever, make sure they’re taken care of by getting dermal filler injections.
How are dermal fillers used?
Dermal fillers are a fantastic choice for those who desire to look better. The dermal filler procedure involves injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid or collagen into the skin where you have an acne scar. Collagen is a protein in connective tissue that gives skin structure and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is also a “slimming” substance because it absorbs water from other tissues in your body, like eye circles and wrinkles; this helps prevent them from becoming puffy or swollen after drinking water (which can cause more unsightly effects).
Where can they be used?
Dermal fillers can be used in a wide variety of areas.
- Cheeks: They’re ideal for cheeks that sag or droop and those who have lost volume in their cheeks due to aging or sun damage.
- Note: Filler injections are also suitable for treating nasal tip thinning and loss of volume in the upper part of your nose. It may come from overuse (like snoring), colds, allergies, or genetics—and it can leave you with an unsightly nostril bulge!
- Jawline: If you want more definition around your jawline or chin area but aren’t happy with the look of the skin (which may be too soft), dermal fillers might be suitable for you! They can add definition without changing how much fat is stored under those areas; instead, they’re just adding density where there’s none before now.”
- Help with acne scars: Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars by filling them in so that they no longer appear raised above the surrounding skin area; however, since this treatment requires multiple sessions over time—meaning more downtime than traditional laser resurfacing procedures—it’s not ideal for everyone looking for immediate results on their face without having some rest involved first before returning home again afterward!
How long do dermal fillers last?
Fillers start to deteriorate steadily a few months after being administered. But because fillers may absorb water, the visual consequences stay the same. However, you’ll notice less loudness about the halfway point of the filler’s anticipated length.
Dermal fillers for the skin might last up to 18 months, and these treatments are best used for the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (the area between your nose and upper lip), and acne scars. You may also want to consider dermal fillers if you are looking for a way to treat wrinkles in specific areas of your face.
Are there risks involved in using dermal fillers?
Some patients may be concerned about the risks of dermal fillers. The most common side effect is bruising, which can occur anytime after injection. Bruising can also change the look of your skin and may not disappear for up to two weeks after treatment.
Pain or discomfort during the procedure is another common side effect; however, this should subside within one week following treatment. In rare cases, it might take longer than this time before you begin to feel better again. If you experience pain after getting a filler injection or have difficulty sleeping because of it, contact us immediately so we can help!
Are dermal fillers safe and effective?
There are many types of injectables, including dermal fillers. The most important thing to remember when choosing your injectable treatment method is that it must be safe and effective for you.
If you have any questions about what type of procedure would be best for your skin needs or if there is an area where filler could help improve the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, we recommend speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can explain all aspects of the procedure and answer any questions that may arise during your consultation appointment.
Additionally, ensure they’ve been trained in treating patients with acute skin conditions such as rosacea or acne scarring by completing additional training before beginning treatment at their office—this will ensure that these issues are not mistaken for signs indicating poor results from filler procedures later down the road!
Am I suitable for fillers?
If you are healthy and have no medical conditions, nothing would prevent you from having dermal fillers.
If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, proceed with your treatment plan.
The only other thing that may affect your choice of filler is whether or not any of your medications contain phenoxyethanol (2-phenoxyethanol). Phenoxyethanol has been linked with hyperpigmentation after injection into the skin. If this happens to be an issue for you, speak with your doctor about alternatives before proceeding with any treatments such as Voluma® or Restylane® Lyft that contain this ingredient.
Dermal filler is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures today.
Dermal filler is a popular aesthetic procedure that can help restore, rejuvenate and redefine your skin, so you feel a renewed sense of confidence. Even though there is little recovery time or downtime following the treatment, things still need to be considered.