What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers, are gel-like substances approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face. Facial rejuvenation can be carried out with minimal complications.
What Are Dermal Fillers Used to Treat?
Dermal fillers are used on, but not limited to the following areas:
- Facial rejuvenation and replacement of facial volume
- Plumping thin lips/lip enhancement
- Enhancing shallow contours of the temporal hollows, cheeks, chin, and under eye area
- Softening facial creases and wrinkles in the forehead, naso-labial folds, marionette lines, and around the mouth
- Restoring volume loss around the mouth and chin
What are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
There are several types of dermal fillers, but the most common are those made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. Its effects can be reversed with hyaluronidase.
How is a Dermal Filler Treatment Performed?
These dermal fillers are injected under the skin with a very fine needle. This produces natural appearing volume under wrinkles and folds which are lifted up and smoothed out.
How Long After a Dermal Filler Treatment Session Will I Start to See Results?
The results can often be seen immediately.
How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?
They can last 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the placement location.