Dermal Fillers Explained

Dermal fillers are a cosmetic procedure that involves having different types of filler injected just underneath the skin. It's common to use dermal fillers around your eyes and mouth to smooth out fine lines, and the procedure gives you instant results. Dermal fillers can last for several months, and some people love that the results aren't permanent, as this gives you the option to try different types of fillers until you get results you love. You can have this procedure carried out on your lunch break and there's no recovery time required, so it's understandably popular.

Reasons To Get Dermal Fillers

Collagen levels drop as you age, and this causes your skin to lose elasticity and become thinner over time. Changes in collagen levels and the natural process of aging can cause the skin to sag, so dermal fillers can be used to smooth out creases around your eyes and lips, plump your cheeks and lips and add volume to your skin to make you look more youthful. Smile lines and crow's feet can be softened and will sometimes completely disappear with the use of dermal fillers. You can decide how much of the fillers you would like to have injected and how plump you'd like your lips and cheeks to appear at the end of the treatment.

Popular Types Of Dermal Fillers

There are several types of dermal fillers available, and the best type for you will depend on the area of your face being treated and the results you're hoping to gain. Autologous fat grafting dermal fillers use fat from other parts of your body and this is injected into your face. If that doesn't appeal to you, off-the-shelf fillers use naturally occurring and synthetic materials. Hyaluronic acid is a popular type of dermal filler that is naturally found in your skin. It keeps your skin hydrated, but levels of hyaluronic acid drop as you age, so this type of dermal filler does a good job of plumping up your skin. Calcium hydroxyapatite is a type of filler made with a substance that naturally occurs in bone. This type of filler is often recommended for smoothing out deep wrinkles and is one of the longest-lasting fillers, making it a great value. Polymethylmethacrylate dermal fillers contain collagen and micro particles that add volume and firmness to your skin. This type of filler can be used to plump up your cheeks and smooth out lines around your lips.

If you're considering dermal fillers, discuss your goals with your provider ahead of the procedure to ensure they select the best type of filler for the results you want. 

For more info about dermal fillers, contact a local company.