10 Amazing Benefits That You Can Achieve with Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are non-evasive injections that help enhance the appearance of your skin. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and for good reason!
If you’re looking to plump up any part of your face, dermal fillers are the way to go. What’s more, they promise a youthful and healthy appearance because they also work on restoring collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the body!
As we age, our skin gets thinner and we lose facial fat. Features tend to look droopy and a lot of times this is when people come to us for fillers.
You can get rid of under-eye bags, improve the symmetry of your face, get rid of signs of ageing, get fuller lips and a lot more with dermal fillers.
The production of the proteins needed to have smooth and tight skin also slows down as we age, but can also depend on other factors like genetics, lifestyle and your environment.
Dermal fillers are safe and FDA approved. This being said, always ensure you are going to a licensed professional who is well qualified and is using FDA approved fillers.
Types of Fillers
Fillers can be made of several ingredients, either synthetic or natural.
Hyaluronic acid in fillers is what gives the skin volume and tone. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, but its production slows down with age.
The added advantage to using hyaluronic acid is the low chance of facing an allergic reaction since it occurs naturally in the body.
Other types of fillers could use different forms of collagen, which is the oldest form of filler. The two different types of collagens are Human collagen and Bovine Collagen.
Human collagen is extracted from the cultures of human cells and was introduced in the market as recently as 2022. Since it is natural, the chance of getting an allergic reaction is close to nil.
Bovine Collagen, on the other hand, is the older available form of collagen and lasts longer than Human collagen, which stays in the body for three to six months.
Benefits of fillers
Push your body to naturally produce collagen and Elastin
Collagen and Elastin are naturally occurring proteins in the body that are responsible for supple tight skin. Their production slows down with age, as we mentioned earlier.
However, the presence of hyaluronic acid in fillers promotes the production of these two proteins.
Dermal fillers can help you get rid of scarring, depending on where it is and what kind. The hyaluronic acid in the fillers works on softening scar tissue, which can make a big difference in their appearance.
There’s no waiting around after you get fillers. You can start to see results within the same week, with no longer than two weeks to see all results.
If you take care of yourself and your fillers, you’ll need to go back for a refill less frequently. How long your fillers last depends on what type you get as well as the area you get treated and your lifestyle.
But Not Permanent!
The upside to this is that they are not permanent, and if you aren’t happy with your decision, you need not stress! Fillers last between 6-18 months, depending on the type you get.
Look and Feel Natural
Dermal fillers will enhance your appearance without greatly altering it. This means you will continue to look natural. Since they use naturally occurring ingredients, they feel comfortable natural inside your skin as well.
Very Few Risks Involved
Dermal fillers have very few risks involved, which is why they’re such a popular choice. You might experience mild symptoms after the procedure, such as bruising, swelling or redness, but these will go away soon.
Your dermatologist will speak to you about any possible risks and side effects before you start with the procedure. Feel free to share any concerns with them so they can clear them before you start.
Can be Combined with other Treatments
Dermal fillers can be combined with other treatments to enhance your experience. This depends on the issue you are trying to solve. For example, deep lines, crow’s feet, deep forehead lines or smoker’s lines might best be treated with a combination of Botox and Xeomin.
These stop your facial muscles from contracting so the appearance of fine lines reduces. The result is smooth taut skin!
Boost your confidence
If you’re feeling self-conscious with the changes in your skin as you age, then fillers can give you the confidence boost you need. Only use them to enhance your look. You are beautiful and should be proud of ageing gracefully.
Overall a Quick Solution
Dermal fillers require no anaesthesia and show quick results. The procedure is short and no preparation, surgery or downtime is required.
Discuss your requirements with your dermatologist to best understand how dermal fillers might be the best choice for you!