Dermal Fillers are exactly what they sound like… They are substances that can be injected into the face and fill in lines and hollows. They work to plump up thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Why do we need them? Well as we age, our skin loses collagen,
elastin and hyaluronic acid. All these natural chemicals keep the skin firm, wrinkle free and help trap water to add volume and shape to our face. So over time as we lose these ingredients, dermal filler can help take their place to re-create a youthful appearance.
There are many types of fillers but all are based on substances which are naturally occurring in our own bodies. They are safe and they are biodegradable which means that they are not permanent solutions but they can last from 6 months to over a year depending on the type of filler used.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments must be repeated and maintained to keep the desired look.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of Botox or similar substances. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a ombination of treatments to achieve your desired results.
It is important to work with a well-qualified facial surgeon because fillers need to be properly injected in order to maintain a natural look. Only an experienced doctor knows which fillers to use, how much to use and exactly where to inject for best results. Fillers can be overdone but a
good surgeon can help you achieve the right look.