Posted on 25 Feb 2020
Injectable dermal fillers can drastically decrease visible signs of aging. Due to the loss of volume in one’s face due to natural aging, skin can easily sag. The thinning of skin can create wrinkles and hollow cheeks. By using dermal fillers, plumper lips, smoother skin and a softer appearance are all possible. To help our patients better understand how the best treatment options available to restore a youthful appearance, we’ve built this Ultimate Guide to Fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical option for creating a more youthful look. They are filled with a gel-like substance that is then injected into the face to restore a natural amount of volume. By using derma fillers, fine lines around the mouth and eyes can be effectively softened. In addition to adding skin volume, lips can also be plumped to reverse thinning of the mouth.
3 Types of Fillers
1.) Hyaluronic acid is one type of popular filler. The substance is soft and usually infused with lidocaine to minimize any possible pain during treatment. Although the results are not permanent, they do last for approximately 6-12 months.
2.) Calcium hydroxylapatite is a substance that is typically found in bones. This calcium filler is a little bit thicker than the Hyaluronic acid and lasts, on average, a year. For those with deeper lines or an advanced aging process, calcium hydroxylaptatite is often recommended.
3.) Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance. This is the same type of substance that has been used on dissolvable stitches. This type of filler stimulates collagen and then dissipates within a week after treatment. This also treats deep wrinkles and out of the three fillers described, lasts the longest. Most patients notice long-lasting results for up to 2 years.
What Are the Best Lip Fillers?
Most lip fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid. By injecting this type of substance directly into the lips, you can achieve a plumper and fuller lip. Lip fillers are popular for a number of reasons. They work. The treatment takes approximately15 minutes. Unlike invasive plastic surgeries, lip fillers do not require much downtime for recovery.
By booking a consultation appointment with a trained cosmetic surgeon, you can better discuss treatment options. Some patients are interested in primarily the shape and definition of their lips while others are more concerned about producing volume. Depending on the options available, different types of hyaluronic acid filler can be used for slightly different purposes.
When Should You Get Fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used at a variety of different ages. Depending on the aging process and what type of look is desired, some people opt for derma fillers in their thirties while others wait until their 50s.
Derma fillers typically last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Since most fillers typically run their course between 9 and 12 months, the treatment is not permanent. Most patients return once every several months to continue treatment. This way, there is no lapse in facial volume.
What Is the Process Like?
The first step of a derma filling process requires mapping. After a medical professional assesses the treatment desired, he or she will evaluate the face. Your face may be marked for specific points of injection.
After cleaning the injection site with an antibacterial cleanser, a local anesthetic may be used. Afterward, the filler injection is easily tolerated. Using filler is a quick treatment and can take as little as 15 minutes from start to finish.
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular way to retain a youthful appearance. By increasing volume in the skin, there are natural and synthetic options available to achieve a smooth and soft face. Depending on the filler used, results can last for years.
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Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.