Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers
If you’ve tried creams, oils and other anti-aging products, but you still see lines and wrinkles on your face, it can be a frustrating experience. If you want to see your younger face looking at you in the mirror again, it is possible to turn back the hands of time with dermal fillers.
These minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures are hugely popular with millions of people for more than one reason. Here are all the details–everything you need to know about these revolutionary treatments.
Dermal fillers plump up skin In the same way collagen does
A dermal filler is made of an FDA-approved material (the majority are made of hyaluronic acid gel) that acts like collagen, your body’s natural building block for fresh, supple skin. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for hydrating the skin and keeping it plump and youthful.
HA dermal fillers fill in wrinkles and add volume to sunken cheeks, giving it a younger, rejuvenated appearance. Other fillers are based on similar gel substances that act like collagen or help the body rebuild the structure of the skin.
Dermal fillers are relatively painless and require no downtime
Most clients feel little-to-no discomfort during the procedure. The needles used are very small, and most dermal fillers also contain lidocaine. Lidocaine is a numbing agent that eases any discomfort you might feel. We will add lidocaine to any filler that doesn’t include it if you are concerned about pain or discomfort.
Once the procedure is complete, you can continue about your day and resume your activities or return to work. Be aware that some people may experience some redness, soreness or bruising that goes away in a few days.
It’s a quick procedure and the results show up right away
You might have heard the term “lunchtime lift.” This term is accurate because dermal fillers can literally be done on a lunch break. A dermal filler treatment can take twenty minutes for a simple procedure, and even with several areas being treated, it won’t take more than an hour.
Once the treatment is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy your fresh, younger and more supple appearance right away.
Dermal fillers are quite a versatile treatment
Dermal fillers can be used in a number of ways to rejuvenate, refresh or plump your look, giving you youthful, sculpted and supple facial features:
Smooth forehead and frown lines
Contour and sculpt the cheekbones
Smooth crow’s feet
Reduce or erase smile lines
Reduce and smooth nasolabial folds (the lines from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners)
Fill and plump sunken cheeks or other hollow areas of the face and neck
Plump thinning lips to achieve a full, supple pout
Balance and align uneven facial features
Smooth and fill hands that have lost volume or are wrinkled
Decrease the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes
Soften acne scars
The results aren’t permanent, but they last for a relatively long time
Dermal fillers provide the longest lasting results compared to any other injectable, non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
The length of time a filler will last depends on the type you receive, but many are effective for up to a year. You may want to get a touch up around six months. The best results are achieved if you schedule a touch up treatment before results from the previous one have faded.
Nearly any adult is a candidate for dermal fillers
During your consultation at Flawless Skin by Abby, we will determine if dermal fillers are the right choice for your desired look. Generally, dermal fillers are an effective treatment for any healthy adult who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and replace volume loss. The treatment is minimally invasive, produces immediate results, and lasts up to a year.
At Flawless Skin by Abby, we specialize in the highest quality of service, results, comfort and luxury. Our clinic is not an average medspa, but a truly world class center where your vision for a more youthful, supple and rejuvenated appearance becomes your reality. Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about dermal fillers or to schedule a free consultation.