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All About Dermal Fillers- What They Are and What They Can Do for You

All About Dermal Fillers- What They Are and What They Can Do for You

Posted by medicalspa on Oct 10, 2018

Looking our best has never been more important and if you are among the many seeking ways to look younger and more vibrant, dermal fillers may be the answer. What are dermal fillers, you ask? Simply put, they take years off your appearance without some of the more costly surgical procedures and if you want to know a bit more about this growing trend in cosmetic procedures, read on.

What Are Dermal Fillers

As we age, the natural tendency to show our age comes out in our skin. Wrinkles, folds, and simply skin that no longer looks youthful is a problem, but dermal fillers work to reduce and, in some cases eliminate these age signs. Dermal fillers are injectable natural and collagen materials that augment soft tissues.

Add Volume

Winkles are not the only signs of aging. The appearance of aging skin can sometimes cause deep crevices giving you a hollow appearance. Not all cosmetic procedures target this particular issue, but dermal fillers do. Dermal fillers injected into the skin significantly plump up these areas making you look younger and more youthful.  Many people choose dermal fillers to add a little pout to their lips, contour a jawline or replace the cheeks of youth.  So, whether you have an issue with volume loss or simply seek a little plump, this procedure can help.

Skin Blending

Dermal fillers are more than just plumping up skin, they also have proven to be effective at evening out skin texture. The beauty of utilizing dermal fillers for this purpose is the instant results.  Dermal fillers are a great compliment to your home skin regimen.   that you need not worry any longer about investing in costly creams that claim to be able to even out skin tone.  Dermal fillers are an instant fix for unwanted wrinkles such as smoker’s lines, frown lines and those around the nose.  Also, dermal fillers have proven effective on scars from chicken pox, acne, and many other dermal anomalies.

Is it the Same as Botox?

It is perfectly understandable that you might immediately think of Botox when hearing of an injectable like dermal fillers, but dermal fillers have much more helpful qualities than general Botox. Each have their place, but Botox is injected into the areas around the eyes and lips to inhibit movement and keep wrinkles from forming. Dermal fillers work to plump up skin and offer a less rigid finish. A combination of the two can be used to get a full effect if necessary.

Natural or Synthetic

Dermal fillers come in two main varieties, natural and synthetic. The natural form of the filler, derived from hyaluronic acid, maintains a smaller risk of allergic reactions and can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years.

As for the synthetic variety, if you tend not to have issues with skin irritations and allergies, the results can be permanent. Some patients do eventually have to come in and have dermal fillers re-injected, but this is only due to the natural aging process of skin, not the fact that the filler deteriorates.

Does it hurt?

Some areas are naturally more tender than others.   Most dermal fillers include a medication to numb the area (Lidocaine) to ensure a comfortable experience.  Your medical professional may also apply a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure.  Most people report very little pain and share that the results are worth it.

Looking your best is important and if you are among the many wanting to look younger, dermal fillers are the way to go. They have proven to be safe, effective, and results can be semi-permanent. Do you want younger looking skin today?