The Ultimate Guide To Dermal Fillers
Aging, along with diminishing collagen and elastin production, can result in the loss of facial volume, sunken cheeks, hollow under eyes, uneven facial contours, and other signs of aging.
Besides affecting your physical appearance, such signs of aging can also lower your self-esteem.
Luckily, dermal fillers offer a minimally invasive yet effective solution to such skin concerns. So, if you’re looking for something more effective than topical products that can take years to produce any desirable effect and less drastic than a surgical procedure, dermal fillers can be just the right option for you.
Keep reading if you’re looking to get dermal fillers to refresh your look this holiday season.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are soft gel injectables that are injected right under the skin to add or restore lost volume, giving your skin a subtle lift, making it appear and feel more supple and youthful.
Different Types Of Dermal Fillers
Based on their composition, here are a few of the most commonly used types of dermal fillers:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Juvederm® and Restylane®)
HA-based fillers are one of the most commonly used dermal fillers because they help smooth lines and wrinkles, and make your skin appear and feel smoother with subtle and natural-looking results.
They’re derived from a naturally occurring compound in your skin called hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for keeping your skin firm, supple, and hydrated from within.
Moreover, if you don’t like the results of HA fillers, they can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Polylactic Acid Injectable (Sculptra®)
Sculptra is best suited to restore volume loss gradually over time in the lower half of your face. They are used to treat the signs of aging and fill in deep static wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Besides restoring lost volume, polylactic acid fillers such as Sculptra® can also stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, reviving and rejuvenating it from within.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®)
This filler immediately restores volume loss and stimulates collagen to address deep static wrinkles such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds. As one of the most robust fillers on the market, Radiesse is an excellent choice to enhance the natural contours of your face.
How Can Dermal Fillers Help Enhance Your Appearance?
Here are just some of the common benefits of dermal fillers:
Plump up thin lips
Add volume to sunken cheeks
Smooth out deep static wrinkles and creases, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines
Contour the jawline and chin
Improve the appearance of mild acne scars
Fill in under-the-eye hollows
What To Expect From The Treatment
Unlike other injectable treatments, the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any extensive preparation. The procedure itself is simple, virtually painless, and rather quick (i.e., can be completed within 30 to 45 minutes). It requires little to no downtime at all, and you can go back to your daily routine as soon as you leave the office.
Dermal fillers are usually safe to get when administered by highly trained professionals and have little to no risk of side effects. However, some people might experience slight redness and swelling at the injection site that usually subsides within a day or two.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results of dermal fillers can be seen almost immediately. However, you’ll be able to see the final results as soon as the swelling subsides.
The longevity of different fillers can vary, but typically the results can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months. It all depends on the amount of filler injected and your body’s ability to metabolize the filler.
It’s always best to choose a certified and well-trained injector when going for dermal fillers. This is because only a well-trained provider can help determine the right filler for you while using the right technique to get optimal results in the safest way possible. At Vikara Esthetics, Miami, FL, our expert injector, Dr. Julio Hernández, with over a decade of experience, can create a customized treatment plan that can cater to your specific needs and aesthetic goals safely.
So, why wait? Book a consultation now and get one step closer to looking your best self.