Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a way to get some help in regards to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without resorting to a cosmetic surgeon’s knife. While many cosmetic surgeons offer dermal fillers, there is no surgery required. This ensures that everyone can get an improvement without spending thousands of dollars and without having the risks that are involved with surgery.

Volume is lost in the face as we age and this is what leads to the various lines around the eyes, the mouth, and elsewhere. Technology has helped doctors address these lines with dermal fillers that are injected to plump out the lines. These can provide long lasting results.

Artificial collagen has been around since the mid-1970s. However, technology has changed dramatically since then and the ingredients being injected vary dramatically. They are non-animal in origin and attracts water in the body, which aids in the overall plumping process.

What’s unique about dermal fillers is that they can be injected in various areas of the face to add to the results that are seen. This includes the ability to:

–              Correct fine lines

–              Reduce creases and folds

–              Minimize scars and loss of volume

–              Enhance lips Construct noses and chins

–              Sculpt the jawline

Many people who had previously considered rhinoplasty and other intense forms of cosmetic surgery have been able to obtain desirable results simply through the use of dermal fillers. There are no muscle-relaxing properties with dermal fillers, either, which is one of the most common misconceptions about these injections.

There is some pain involved because it does involve a needle going into the skin. It is equal to that of a strong pinch and the doctor can use anesthetic cream or injection in order to dull the pain dramatically. Some swelling or redness may be visible in the area, though this generally subsides within 24 hours of the injection.

In some instances, a doctor won’t perform the procedure. Nursing and pregnant mothers will not be able to get the dermal fillers nor will people who have a skin disease in the area that is being treated. This is why it’s important to seek a doctor for an initial consultation prior to scheduling the procedure. This will allow for questions to be answered, various fillers to be discussed, and to determine if the procedure can be carried out because of the overall situation.

The cost of dermal fillers will vary, though it is generally between $350 and $700 to get started. Most doctors will suggest starting off with less fillers and then adding more upon seeing the results, if desired.

The fillers can last anywhere between four and 12 months. This will depend on the type of filler, the amount used, as well as the location of the injections. The more treatments that are obtained, the longer the results will stick around.

Many people have questions when it comes to dermal fillers and it’s important to know about the various options. Talking to a doctor that offers injections is a step that needs to happen. Asking questions about the doctor, his or her history with the injections, the areas in which they specialize, and what the area will look like after the injections are all questions that should be asked. Any doctor who has been offering dermal fillers for a while and is running a reputable practice will welcome the questions and answer them in great detail.

Dermal Fillers before and after photos should be viewed as well. Doctors should have these on the walls of their practice or in a binder for you to look through. This allows you to see real people that have been treated at the office and what their face looks like after the injection of a dermal filler. When you look at the photos, you should always look to see how many injections have been made to the person and what type of filler was used to achieve the results.

Dermal fillers are an option to consider for anyone who doesn’t want cosmetic surgery. It can be dramatically more affordable and provide a similar look – and without any of the recovery time that is required with surgery. Prior to considering a dermal filler, a consultation should be scheduled with a qualified doctor to get more information about the procedure, the expected results, and what is suggested for an individual.

Are Fillers and Botox the Same Thing?

If you are looking for dermal fillers, it’s important to know that Botox is not one of your options. There is a big difference between Botox and the many dermal fillers on the market. The primary difference is that dermal fillers will fill in the lines so that you can have the smooth look that you desire. Botox is going to freeze the muscle so that you can reduce and relax the muscles that create lines along certain areas of the face.

When you are looking to smooth out a lot of the fine lines around your brow, your mouth, and in other areas, you want to turn to dermal fillers. There are various options available to you and can vary depending upon the doctor that you visit. Some of your options include:

–              Aquamid

–              Sculptra

–              Juvederm

–              Restylane

–              Perlane

It’s a good idea to know about each of these before you go into a doctor. Your doctor may only offer a few of these so ultimately, it is something that you and your doctor need to discuss in terms of which filler is going to be right for you based upon your complexion and the overall goals that you have when it comes to the desired appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles. Take the time to explore Advanced Dermatology’s library on the various dermal fillers treatments so you can learn what they are, where it can be used, as well as various other important facts that you should be aware of prior to having them injected into your face.


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