If you’ve ever wished you could snap your fingers and have a more vibrant facial appearance, dermal fillers aren’t too far off. One of the only medical treatments that bring about instant results, the injectables can create a more youthful appearance in a short office visit, without the need for surgery or downtime.
Read on to learn more about this effective treatment that enhances a youthful appearance. To get started or learn more, contact our office or book an appointment.
How Dermal Fillers Bring a More Youthful Look
Dermal fillers are based on a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in your body. This molecule helps regulate water balance in your skin. Once injected into our skin in gel form, it adds instant volume.
Dermal fillers fill in soft tissue in target areas within the face, adding not only volume but smoothness where wrinkles tend to form and anywhere you’ve lost plumpness due to the aging process.
What to Expect During your Dermal Filler Session
During your dermal filler treatment session, you’ll discuss your goals with your provider. They’ll then clean the area and gently insert the tiny needle in specific points based on your desired results and the condition of your skin.
Each session takes 15-60 minutes, depending on how many areas you wish to have treated. Some dermal fillers contain natural numbing agents to make the process more comfortable. If you’re concerned about discomfort, you can request a topical numbing agent as well.
Your Long-Lasting Dermal Filler Results
Another benefit of dermal fillers is their tendency to last for several months or even longer. While results vary from person to person, some fillers last 6-12 months. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which are especially popular, may also bring residual perks by stimulating collagen production. This can help slow certain effects of aging moving forward. Provided well, the results look very natural versus as though you’ve “had work done.”
Your Personal Best Dermal Filler Areas
You can have dermal filler treatment to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and shallows or to minimize existing ones. So your best areas will vary, depending on your personal goals as well as the state of your skin. Areas fillers can treat include:
- Tear troughs, or the lines under your eyes that make them look tired
- Nasolabial folds, or “smile lines”
- Mouth corners, which can droop creating a less happy look
- Marionette lines, between the corners of your lips and your chin
- Cheeks, where fat can be lost over time
- Smoker’s lines, which appear vertically above the lips
- Hands, to appear less veiny
- Lips, for a plumper look
Important Considerations Before Scheduling Dermal Filler Treatment
It’s very important that you work with an experienced and qualified professional for dermal fillers, and if the price seems too good to be true, that may actually be the case. If you’re unsure or concerned about product quality, you can request to look at the packaging to make sure it contains a safety seal.
If you love your results, you’ll want to come back in for touch-up treatments, typically every 6-12 months. Because fillers don’t stop skin aging, you may need slightly more over time to achieve similar results.
Learn more by contacting our office or coming in for an appointment. We’re eager to help you have the appearance you desire and will gladly answer any questions.