Dermal fillers are an injectable filler for soft tissues. They provide the face with a smoother appearance and help fill in any wrinkles. They are temporary because the body will eventually absorb the filler. Dermal fillers are effective for numerous facial concerns including smoothing the deep lines running from the mouth to the nose and getting rid of facial lines. They can also be used for scars resulting from chicken pox or acne.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers are made with a synthetic or naturally derived material. This is injected directly into the skin to provide plumpness in specific areas. This is to fill out any folds, wrinkles or depressions in the skin. The are many different types of dermal fillers. The length of time the results lasts depends on the type of filler used. Most permanent and semi-permanent fillers will last for approximately five years. Many patients have reported their results lasted significantly longer.
Dermal fillers are often confused with BOTOX but they are not the same. While both procedures require injections, BOTOX is commonly used for wrinkles surrounding the eyes and the forehead. This is because BOTOX prevents the muscles known to cause wrinkles from moving. Dermal fillers are used for a smoothing and plumping effect on the face. Since BOTOX and dermal fillers both serve different purposes many people choose to get both. This combination can result in a face with a much younger appearance.
Natural and Synthetic Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are available in two primary groups. These are natural and synthetic fillers. The most commonly recognized natural filler is called hyaluronic acid. One of the reasons for the popularity is the rarity of any allergic reactions. The results can be seen immediately and last anywhere from three to eighteen months. There have been cases where the results of hyaluronic acid lasted for two years. Over time the filler will break down and another treatment will be necessary for the results to be properly maintained. The average individual using dermal fillers requires one treatment per year.
Synthetic fillers have a much longer lifespan than natural fillers. They are classified as semi-permanent. Many individuals refer to synthetic fillers as permanent because they do not generally dissipate. The only reason any wrinkles will begin to reappear is due to aging in the face or damage from the sun. It is incredibly important to use sunscreen every day to protect the skin and help prevent wrinkles.
The majority of individuals who have had either a natural or synthetic dermal filler injection have been pleased with the results. The skin appears, softer, smoother and much more youthful in appearance. The diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles is often substantial. The treatment is definitely effective which accounts for the popularity.