Dermal Fillers

As we start to grow older, our bodies tend to produce less collagen every year. Collagen is the substance responsible for providing our skin’s core structural support. When the body stops producing collagen, it leads to volume loss in your facial areas. This volume loss reflects in sunken cheeks, creases and lines, and an overall older appearance.

Dermal fillers will help return some of that lost volume.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers help augment areas that have sunk or are showing signs of volume loss. When injected under a crease or a frown line, the filler restores volume to the area, pushing the skin back upwards and erasing the wrinkle.

How Are Fillers Used?

Dermal fillers are natural substances made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally available substance in the body that is responsible for hydrating and enhancing the skin. When natural filler such as Juvéderm is injected into an area, the hyaluronic acid binds with surrounding water molecules and augments and firms the skin.

Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the FDA for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds (the lines extending from the sides of the nose to the edges of the mouth), cheeks, chin, lips, and back of the hands.

Since some dermal fillers are naturally absorbed over time, patients may need to repeat the procedure after some time to maintain the desired effect. Successful results will depend on the underlying tissue structure and the volume and type of filler used. The time that the effect lasts depends on the filler material and the area where it is injected. .

What Are the Types of Dermal Fillers Available?

  • Juvéderm: It is a soft, thin formula and is an excellent lip contour filler.
  • Radiesse: They are made of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a smooth gel carrier that stimulates collagen regeneration.
  • Restylane: They have distinctive properties and provide long-term results.
  • Sculptra: This collagen stimulator has a poly-L-lactic acid compound that relaxes wrinkles from within. This filler is administered in a series of three deep dermis injection sessions.

What Are the Benefits Of Dermal Fillers?

Some of the significant benefits of dermal fillers include:

They augment thin lips

They improve shallow outlines around the cheeks

They fix contour imperfections in the face

They relax facial lines and creases

They lessening the appearance of sunken scars or deformities

They reduce bags under the eyes

They reduce the visibility of forehead creases, crow’s feet, or laugh lines

They treat sagging eyelids

Approved Uses of Dermal Fillers

The FDA has approved dermal fillers for use in adults 22 years of age or older (over the age of 21) for specific uses:

Absorbable (temporary) fillers are approved for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines extending from the sides of the nose to the edges of the mouth) and perioral lines (small wrinkles in the skin around the mouth and lips).

  • Non-absorbable (permanent) fillers are approved for only nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars.
  • Augmentation (increased volume) of lips, cheeks, chin, and back of the hand.
  • Correction of contour deficiencies, such as wrinkles and acne scars.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During a Dermal Filler Treatment?

At Timeless Essence, we will first apply an anesthetic ointment to the skin to numb the area. Then we will use a syringe with a small needle to inject the filler into the decided area of treatment. It is not unusual to have some stinging or discomfort while the filler is being added. This sensation is temporary. The fillers are not permanent and will need routine upkeep if you would like to maintain the results.

Additionally, we suggest that you continue to use sunscreen daily to protect your skin. This will help keep the dermal filler intact and lessen the number of visits to our office you must make.

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Lisandra Santos
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