Published on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8: 10pm
Have you noticed that your cheeks have started to sag and appear hollow? Are your lips thinner than you would like? Are lines around your nose and mouth becoming deeper and more pronounced?
If you answered yes, then you may want to consider dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are antiaging injectables that can address a wide-range of age-related issues and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance – without surgery.
Here’s everything you need to know about dermal fillers before getting started with treatment.
What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-based products that are injected at varying depths to counteract signs of aging, decrease wrinkles, improve facial contours, create volume, boost hydration, and rejuvenate the face.
Treatment is entirely noninvasive, requires zero downtime, and provides immediate results. Plus, filler benefits can last between six-to-24 months.
Why Are There Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
There are a number of filler products to choose from based on each individual’s anatomy, concerns, and goals. Some injectables are made up of hyaluronic acid, while others are comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or PMMA microspheres.
Fillers can also range in thickness and malleability, which explains why certain products are better-suited for specific issues and parts of the face.
What Areas Can be Treated?
Dermal fillers are extremely versatile in their ability to correct, enhance, and revitalize the face. Some of the most-requested treatment areas include nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, under eyes, and marionette lines.
Does a Filler Treatment Hurt?
Not only are filler treatments quick and convenient, they are also virtually painless. Many fillers contain lidocaine, which helps to numb the area. A topical anesthetic or ice pack can also be applied beforehand to improve comfort.
At most, patients may experience a mild and temporary pricking sensation during the procedure.
Are Filler Results Permanent?
While filler results can be long-lasting, they are not permanent. Depending on the type of filler used, product thickness, area treated, and patient metabolism, individuals can enjoy treatment benefits for 6-24 months.
Learn More About Dermal Fillers
If you are considering dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.