dermal fillersermal fillers are small gel injections, usually containing hyaluronic acid, that add volume to soft tissues and fill wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be applied to various parts of the face, around the mouth, cheeks, jawline, and eyes as well as directly into the lip tissue (lip fillers).

How do dermal fillers work?

Fillers are used for restoring the volume that is lost in the face and to plump areas, smoothing deep-set lines. When we age, our bodies do not generate elastin and collagen anymore. Both of which contributes to a youthful appearance. From the age of around twenty-five your bodies elastin and collagen levels start declining at a rate of two percent every year. By the time you have reached your late twenties, your body will stop producing it entirely.

Where should you get dermal fillers?

We highly recommend not considering having any type of injectable procedure at a beauty salon or spa. The safest way of getting such treatments are at reliable cosmetic doctors or cosmetic healthcare facilities.

How long will the dermal fillers last?

It all depends on how your body responds and the type of hyaluronic acid used, however, most dermal fillers last about six to eighteen months.

Are there any side effects?

Reactions and side effects are two different things, therefor, it is crucially essential to understand the side effects linked to any procedure. Temporary side effects are not something to worry about and is normal after any facial injection. This can include redness, tenderness, and swelling. One usually experiences some discomfort, bruising and redness following a procedure. Reactions typically happen shortly after needle injection and can include pain, redness, itching, swelling, and tenderness around the injection site. Such reactions are usually mild to moderate and generally goes away after a short while and are resolved after a few days.

Does it hurt to have dermal fillers injected?

You might experience some discomfort when the fillers are injected into your face. However, an anaesthetic cream is usually applied before the injections to minimize discomfort. Some fillers also contain pre-mixed local anaesthetic to reduce pain as much as possible.

Different kinds of dermal fillers

The most commonly used facial filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance located in the body. Hyaluronic facial fillers assist with maintaining shape, providing moisture, and evening out depressions in your skin.

Another extensively used filler is PCI (poly-caprolactone) or Ellanse which performs as a collagen stimulator. When it is injected into strategic areas in the face, it helps to trigger your body’s natural response to generate collagen, which gives the patient a much longer lasting outcome.

Are dermal fillers and Botox the same thing?

No, there is a one hundred percent variance between fillers and Botox. Botox prevents the small muscles in the face from generating the motions that results in wrinkles, while dermal fillers are used for plumping from below wrinkles to smoothen the skin and provide a more youthful appearance.