Dermal Fillers: When and Why You Need Them
Getting dermal fillers can rejuvenate your look and keep your face looking young. But when should you get them and what exactly do they do for you?
Dermal fillers - it's become a hot topic in recent years, with the popularity of this procedure increasing by the day.
Long gone are the days of judgment when turning to fillers to plump smile lines is a quick fix solution. In today's world, dermal fillers have become highly common practice, and they're not only reserved for those over the age of 50.
However, the most common precautions from any cosmetic physician are to be realistic about your expectations and not overdo it.
Aging gracefully will always be in fashion!
If you're considering dermal fillers and want to find out more, this blog will outline it all for you.
Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers
There are a number of reasons fillers have become so popular, but the stand-out of them all is that they can literally shave years off your appearance.
Additionally, this can all be done in a matter of hours! (aside from a little swelling after the treatment).
So, with that in mind, let's get into the nitty-gritty details about dermal fillers.
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal filler is a naturally-derived or synthetic compound comprised of hyaluronic acid. Most commonly, it is used to fill in the appearance of deep wrinkles, restoring volume to different areas of the face.
As with the natural aging process, we lose bone volume as the years progress.
During this process fat, muscle tone and skin elasticity are also lost.
This results in deep wrinkles and lines forming around the mouth, the eyes and on the forehead, most commonly. Depending on the type of dermal filler you have chosen, its effects can last from 6 months to two years.
If you have opted for semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the results can last up to 5 years, if not longer.
Dermal filler has become an effective, non-invasive solution to plumping up the volume of the face and restoring a more 'youthful' look.
Natural & Synthetic Dermal Filler
A natural filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid and offers immediate results which only last from 18 months to two years.
The natural filler is broken down by the body, allowing wrinkles and lines to reappear, so results need to be maintained at least once a year.
Synthetic fillers are known to last much longer, often dubbed as semi-permanent or permanent fillers.
These fillers don't dissipate and are not broken down by the body, however, maintenance may be required every 5 years or so due to natural aging.
It's also important to note there are heightened risks associated with synthetic fillers.
What's The Difference Between Filler & Botox?
These two compounds are vastly different. Their only similarity is the actual procedure, based on using a syringe.
Botox helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by essentially 'freezing' certain muscles in your face which contribute to giving you wrinkles.
Filler is used to smooth over wrinkles which have already been formed. It's also able to penetrate really deep-set wrinkles, which Botox cannot.
Another difference is that Botox takes a few days to show results, while dermal filler results are almost immediate.
Despite their differences, many people opt to have both procedures done - resulting in a highly effective, youthful restoration of the face.
When You Should Consider Dermal Filler
Dermal filler is used for a variety of concerns related to aging, skin texture and even the composition of your face.
When should you consider this treatment?
When laugh lines which run from the nose and around the mouth become deep and pronounced
To plump up lips or smooth out wrinkles and lines around the edges of the mouth
To add volume to sagging cheeks, enhancing a more youthful shape
To restore volume underneath the eyes and remove hollowness
Restoring and volumizing the texture of the skin due to scarring
Increasing plumpness to gaunt areas of the face such as the lower cheek or temple area
These are merely the most common procedures, however, dermal filler can be used for a myriad of other concerns.
In this instance, it is always wise to consult with your cosmetic surgeon about specific procedures and heed their advice!
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