If you are suffering from wrinkles, discoloration, or dark spots due to sun exposure, bad diet, smoking, or illness, or if you might just want to reverse the effects of the natural aging of your face, dermal fillers are your best option.
Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue or Injectable fillers, can be used to plump lips, smooth folds, and wrinkles, fill in the under-eye hollows (tear troughs) and provide you with a non-surgical facelift. They can also add some volume to cheeks and reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. Also, some people even opt to get a non-surgical nose job using these fillers.
A dermal filler is an injection of gel, which is mainly made up of hyaluronic acid. However, fillers can also be made up of collagen, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethyl methacrylate, or your body fat.
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A dermal filler procedure can last from 5 to 30 minutes per area treated.
What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers Available?
There are some different types of dermal fillers:
- The most common type is made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body. Since it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, it will hydrate the skin and even it out. While this type of filler does not provide permanent results, it is believed that it gives more natural results.
Although Collagen fillers are the oldest type of filler, they have been replaced mainly due to their short-term effects. The effects of regular treatment of collagen only last around three months.
- Another type of dermal filler is calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance that is naturally found in our bodies. Compared to hyaluronic acid, it is thicker and will often last longer.
- Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic substance that is harmless to use in the body. Since it is an incredibly thick material, it is often used for more deep wrinkles. It can also last up to two years.
- Fillers with Polymethylmethacrylate beads provide permanent results. However, it is believed to be a riskier substance.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal filler treatments are usually carried out under a local anesthetic to alleviate any pain further. Then, your doctor injects the filler into the targeted areas and massages the areas after injection. Eventually, you may be offered an ice pack to put on the injected sites to reduce swelling and relieve any discomfort.
You can resume normal activities immediately after you leave the clinic.