Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and smooth wrinkles or improve facial contours.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and smooth wrinkles or improve facial contours. Many men and women opt for this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or incisions.
How Can Dermal Fillers Improve My Appearance?
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers” and excel at it, they can do much more than smooth out wrinkles. Here are a few of the common issues that dermal fillers can help address:
- Corrects wrinkles (smile lines and braces) around the mouth and nose
- Volumizes and restores sunken cheeks or temples
- Reduces vertical lip lines
- Plumps and strengthens the lips
- Corrects the chin fold
- Improves symmetry between facial features
Provider Selection for Fillers
When choosing a provider for injectable treatments, make your decision with the same level of care and scrutiny you would for a surgical procedure. Non-surgical filling treatment is one of the safest methods. However, it requires sufficient knowledge and competence to provide natural-looking results. Choose a provider with a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and the skill and precision of a surgeon.
Whoever you choose, make sure your provider has a proven track record in cosmetic medicine as well as training and significant experience in giving filler injections. Ask to see before and after photos of a potential provider’s patients.
How Long Do Results Take?
The duration of action varies depending on the type of dermal fillers, the treatment area and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product and the deeper it is injected, the longer it will last, but this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, your cosmetic surgeon will repeat the treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques needed to ensure optimal results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option and are therefore usually recommended for first-time fillers. These will usually last 6 to 18 months. Injections into the lips will wear off a little faster than those into the nasolabial folds.