What are dermal fillers?
As we grow older, our faces sag, wrinkle, and lose volume. Aside from surgical options, there are safer, non-invasive methods that can treat such facial imperfections. These treatments include dermal fillers. Fillers consist of gel that is injected into areas of the face that have formed wrinkles or have hollowed with age. Fillers contain a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally in the body and is responsible for hydrating the skin.
How do dermal fillers work?
When hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, volume that has been lost due to aging will be restored, creating a smoother, more flawless appearance. Hyaluronic acid works by binding with water to provide further hydration to the area, helping to revitalize the skin.
What are the benefits of using dermal fillers?
Fillers can effectively treat deeper wrinkles. They are also biocompatible, which means there is less risk of allergic reactions and they will be absorbed by the body eventually. And, of course, dermal fillers are non-invasive with no downtime and no scarring.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Fillers can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as create plumper lips and improve facial contour. They can also be used to enhance the cheeks and chin and revitalize the skin. Areas that commonly benefit from dermal fillers include nasolabial folds, lips, glabellar lines (the lines between the eyebrows), down-turned lips, and cheeks.
What is involved during a dermal filler treatment?
Before receiving your injections, your skin will be prepped and cleansed. If requested, a numbing cream may be applied to keep you comfortable during the injections. Filler will then be injected into the areas of your face that need treatment. Patients can normally return to work or their routine immediately after treatment.
What happens after my dermal filler treatment?
As with any other procedure that involves injections, it is possible to experience some bruising and swelling at the injection sites. To ease these symptoms, you may apply a cold compress to the area or apply some arnica cream. While the filler is settling in, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for a day or two.
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