If you’re reading this article, the chances are that you already know what dermal fillers are. But, you may still have questions and concerns about the treatment.
If that’s right, you have arrived at precisely the right spot.
Today, we’ll be looking at this popular anti-aging treatment to find out how dermal fillers work and what their uses are.
So, let’s find out!
What are Dermal Fillers Used For?
By definition, dermal filler is a product that is either injected or placed in the dermis layer of the skin. It helps in diminishing wrinkles and restoring volume to the face.
Dermal fillers can help fix many signs of aging, including:
- softening creases that run between the nose and mouth
- smoothing out deep wrinkles
- adding volume to sunken cheeks
- plumping up thin lips
- filling out the hollow area under the eyes
- filling indented scars to make them appear even with the surrounding skin
These are some common uses of dermal fillers, but there can be many more.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal filler is a naturally-derived synthetic material that is directly injected into the skin. There are different types of dermal fillers, and they all work in unique ways. These different filler types have the same purpose, i.e., plumping the skin to the point that wrinkles and fine lines disappear entirely.
Dermal fillers are not like Botox. Botox is injected into the skin to immobilize facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, only add volume to the face to make it appear fuller.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The type of filler being used determines the lasting age of a dermal filler. While some fillers only last for 4 months, others are designed to last for about 2 years. Fillers that use fat, on the other hand, have permanent results. Depending on your individual needs, the surgeon will determine which of these types suits your needs.
Recovery From Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers usually take only minutes to be administered, and there are no visible signs of any markings after the procedure. In most cases, the entire process lasts for about 30 minutes, and you feel fine upon leaving your surgeon’s clinic.
However, if you have opted for a dermal filler made of fat, the procedure will be slightly lengthier. The surgeon will first extract fat from elsewhere on your body through liposuction, then use it as a filler on the face. The entire procedure is more time-consuming.
In rare cases, some side effects may emerge after the treatment. There can be swelling and redness at the site of injection. The recovery from these side effects can take slightly longer.
Risks Associated With Dermal Fillers
Complications arising with the use of dermal fillers are uncommon. However, depending on the filler’s quality, the following side effects may be experienced by the patient:
- Skin damage that can lead to scarring
- Bruising and swelling
- Bleeding from where the filler was injected
- Acne-like eruptions on the skin
- Rashes and itching of the skin
- Formation of lumps
The probability of these risks can be significantly reduced if you choose an experienced surgeon to administer dermal fillers.
In short, dermal fillers are the best option to reverse the clock of aging for you.
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