As you age, your skin’s ability to regenerate and restore will start to slow down leaving behind wrinkles and lines as well as hollowness. While there’s no pill for ageing, we live in a time where you can preserve your skin’s youthful glow and enhance your natural beauty with the combination of expertly injected botox and dermal fillers.
How dermal fillers can help my skin?
Dermal fillers injections go directly under your skin, help smoothen deep lines and wrinkles, build up lost volume in cheeks and lips, and rejuvenate your face. Administered by expert injectors in specialized dermatological clinics, dermal fillers are usually a mix of several ingredients that naturally volumize and hydrate the skin. Each filler has its own unique formula, the density, longevity, and texture of injections can vary.
One of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is the ability to customize your mix of ingredients to target specific concerns. Dermal fillers are commonly used to reduce the appearance of lines around lips and nose (such as marionette lines and smile lines), enhance the volume of cheeks, plump lips, and restore facial symmetry.
There are several different types of dermal fillers. The naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA) is a common substance used to make dermal lip filler injections, this powerful gel-like substance keeps your skin hydrated and plump and can last from 6 to 12 months.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is another common ingredient that clinics add to dermal fillers. Just like hyaluronic acid, CaHA naturally occurs in our bodies. When used in a dermal filler injection, the substance can help stimulate collagen production lasting for up to 18 months.
There are many other ingredients that are regularly added to a dermal filler mix. Talk to your dermatologist before you decide for or against derma fillers as they will be able to find the right formula to address your concerns.
What does a dermal filler treatment look like?
Just like any medical appointment, your treatment starts with an initial consultation to explore your concerns and ways to address them. Researching beforehand is key to ensure you’re receiving the safest and best results.
Before the treatment, the target area will be cleaned. You will get a topical anesthetic before the injection and then receive your dermal filler. Depending on your target areas and the formula used during the injection, you might be able to see the results right away. The results of dermal fillers normally last from 6 to 18 months, depending on your specific injection and the treatment area.
How long will it take for my skin to recover?
The recovery from a single dermal filler injection only takes a few days. You might notice slight bruising after an injection, which typically only lasts a week. Expect to go back to your regular routine right away although your doctor might ask you to refrain from strenuous exercises.
Are there any risks associated with dermal fillers?
Just like with any medical procedure, you run the risk of infection, scarring, and discoloration if your dermal filler injection wasn’t done right. A filler might move away from the target area or create a lump under the skin requiring a follow-up medical treatment. When done wrong, a dermal filler procedure may cause blood vessels to block.
While fillers are considered very safe, avoid injections if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a sinus infection.
One of the safety measures you can take is getting a dermal filler from a reputable clinic to avoid counterfeit ingredients. An injection is an art, so you need to find a dermatologist who has experience with dermal fillers. Make sure to ask about training and certification before committing to a procedure.
Dermal fillers have proven to infuse your skin with a youthful glow and a healthy look. Consult with your dermatologist to formulate a mix that works for you!