Dermal fillers are smooth, injectable gels that restore volume and fullness to aging skin to improve its appearance. Many fillers typically contain substances such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite, that are found naturally in the body but synthetically produced for cosmetic purposes.
What are fillers?
Also called soft-tissue fillers, dermal fillers, soft-tissue augmentation
As we age, our skin loses its youthful fullness. Fillers help to restore lost fullness to the face, lips, and hands.
Fillers are popular for several reasons. Patients like that they can return to everyday activities immediately after getting most fillers. They like the immediate results that many types of fillers deliver. Patients also like that they can get this treatment during an office visit. Some fillers require a few office visits.
Uses: With a number of fillers now available, dermatologists can diminish signs of aging that appear on the face, lips, and hands. Fillers can effectively:
Restore fullness to cheeks, hollow areas under the eyes, and deep creases.
Erase fine lines.
Lift the brow or a down-turned mouth.
Here are some more well known of the best dermal fillers:
Juvederm® Facial Filler: Made of a hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm® is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. Juvederm® is designed to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm® is made by Allergan, the same makers of Botox®.
Restylane Facial Filler: A non-animal, biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a soft tissue dermal filler that adds volume to the skin through tiny injections; smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.
Results of Injectable Fillers
In general, the results from most injectable fillers are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial fillers or filler injections used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged. A facial filler or injectable fillers treatment entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface – at the subdermal-dermal levels. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle. With the evolution of facial fillers and injectable filler it would be great resource to add to your dental or medical practice.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Enhance Your Facial Features
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your body. It is a sugar-based substance responsible for nutrient and moisture levels in the skin cells. Healthy, young skin holds more hyaluronic acid, and is therefore smooth and plump. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in our body decrease, this impacting the appearance of our skin.
By injecting hyaluronic acid into wrinkles, sunken areas of the face, or into damaged facial skin, the filler substance replaces the lost hyaluronic acid and, therefore, skin looks younger, more even, and of overall better appearance*.
This safe, non-surgical treatment, delivers the fastest, most natural rejuvenating results.
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Benefits Of Dermal Fillers
Fillers have truly revolutionized aesthetic medicine.
Even just one treatment can give instant, incredible results that can be quite long lasting.
Dermal fillers immediately improve the appearance of*:
Wrinkles and creases
Lines on the forehead or between the eyes
Acne or other facial scars
Deep smile lines (nasolabial furrows), smoker’s lines, or marionette lines
Lip border or volume
Moreover, hyaluronic acid fillers are made with a substance that is naturally produced by the body.
For this reason, with hyaluronic acid fillers, worries are minimal*:
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What To Expect
When you first arrive at your appointment, we may apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. The areas to be injected will then be cleansed with an antiseptic, and will also be mapped out to ensure accuracy.
A typical treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.
After The Treatment
There is no downtime required after a treatment with dermal fillers and you can resume your normal daily activities right after the procedure. Minor bruising, redness and swelling may occur for a few days. You will be informed on any specific instructions and on possible side effects.