How do Dermal Fillers Work?

If you’ve been thinking of turning to more advanced skin treatments to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions. You’ll want to know that your desired treatment is going to be safe and will give you the results you want. One treatment you may be wondering about in particular is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can help reduce the signs of aging in your skin and are a popular treatment for individuals just like you. But what exactly do dermal fillers do? How do they help you get better looking skin and reduce the signs of aging?

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used when the amount of fat under our facial skin is reduced as we age. This loss of fat means that the muscles in your face will start to work closer to the skin, increasing the visibility of things like smile lines and creases. To offset this, dermal fillers are injected either under or within the skin and work to bring the contour and shape back to facial features, or to soften lines and correct deep wrinkles.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat the following:
Forehead wrinkles
– Under eye hollows
– Cheeks, jawline, and chin area
– Scars, including acne scarring
– Nasolabial folds
– Nose
– Lips

How is this Different from Botox?

Botox is an injectable that relaxes over-animated facial muscles in order to decrease wrinkles being formed as a result of the over-activity. Dermal fillers on the other hand are injected to fill in any spaces in the skin where volume and soft tissue is either lost or insufficient. There is no effect on the facial muscles when using dermal fillers; it is a minimally invasive process.

Natural Vs Synthetic Dermal Fillers

There are two types of dermal fillers; natural and synthetic. Natural dermal fillers generally last a shorter amount of time, with most people who get them needing to return for more within a year or so. However, natural dermal fillers carry a smaller chance of causing an allergic reaction. If a reaction does occur, the effects will not be permanent.

Synthetic dermal fillers last much longer than natural fillers, with some people classifying them as permanent due to the fact that they never really dissipate. If an allergic reaction occurs as a result of a synthetic filler, the effects are more likely to be permanent given the long lifespan of the filler itself.

Are Dermal Fillers the Right Choice for Me?

If you are finding yourself dissatisfied with your regular skincare routine, and still seeing annoying signs of aging despite your best efforts, dermal fillers may be just the thing you’re looking for. You want your skin to stay healthy and beautiful, and with all of the different options out there, it can be hard to make a decision about how to achieve your desired skincare results. Now that you know more about dermal fillers, we hope that your decision will be a good deal easier.

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