Dermal fillers are injectable substances, such as hyaluronic acid, that are used to restore lost volume, fill in wrinkles, and enhance facial features.
Dermal fillers work by attracting water to the injection site, adding volume and structure to the treated area, which can improve the appearance of wrinkles and hollow areas.
Dermal fillers can be used to enhance the lips, cheeks, jawline, temples, under-eye area, and to fill in lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and forehead.
The benefits of dermal fillers include the reduction of wrinkles, restoration of lost volume, enhancement of facial contours, and improvement in overall skin texture and appearance.
The duration of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used. Generally, results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, and sometimes longer with touch-up treatments.
When administered by a qualified and experienced provider, dermal fillers are considered safe. However, there are potential risks and side effects that should be discussed with the provider before treatment.
A dermal filler treatment session typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated and the individual’s treatment plan.
Common side effects of dermal fillers may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These effects usually subside within a few days following treatment.
Who is not a good candidate for dermal filler treatment?
Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of severe allergic reactions, or certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for dermal fillers. It is important to discuss health history with the provider.
There is minimal downtime after dermal filler treatment, and individuals can typically resume normal activities immediately following the procedure, with some precautions advised by the provider.