What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are small injections that enhance the appearance of the skin. These fillers will restore the natural substances that keep skin looking young, such as elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
These substances keep skin tight, smooth, and ensure firmness. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. How your skin ages depends on your lifestyle, genetics, and other factors.
Dermal fillers can improve the problems that come with aging skin. Fillers are versatile in that they can smooth unwanted wrinkles, reshape your jawline, and plump up thinning lips.
You can find different types of dermal fillers on the market. Each has its own pros and cons.
If you are looking for volume, hyaluronic acid in fillers can help with this. Collagen is the oldest type of filler, but it is still a classic choice.
Juvéderm and Restylane are brands of dermal fillers that can fight common signs of aging. These are the different dermal fillers you can choose from:
- Juvéderm XC
- Juvéderm Voluma XC
- Juvéderm Vollure
Overall, dermal fillers can provide you with the youthful and healthy appearance you dream of. Now, let’s look into the ten different dermal filler benefits.
1. Increase Collagen and Elastin Production
Collagen and elastin production naturally slows down as we age. Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid can increase levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Natural skin components in dermal fillers decrease common signs of aging. Dermal fillers will stimulate collagen production leading to radiant, smoother, and tighter-looking skin.
The more hyaluronic acid in your skin, the more you will look and feel younger. Make sure the dermal filler you choose includes hyaluronic acid if you want to experience this benefit.
Your skin will get a natural look and feel. Hyaluronic contents under your skin make your skin feel good.
2. Almost Immediate Results and No Downtime
One of the main benefits of dermal fillers is that you can get beautiful skin almost immediately. Whether you are plumping your lips or smoothing out wrinkles, you’ll notice results as soon as one week after your appointment.
Most people will see complete results after two weeks because it can take this long for the fillers to settle into your skin.
When you undergo beauty treatments that involve dermal fillers, you also experience little to no downtime.
When you have free time or even a short lunch break, you can opt for dermal filler treatments, some of which take as little as 10 minutes.
Because dermal fillers have minimal side effects, they don’t require any period of rest. You can go about your normal day-to-day activities after receiving dermal injections.
3. Minimal Risks and Side Effects
There are some risks involved in every beauty procedure, but there are minimal risks for dermal fillers.
After the procedure, you might experience the following symptoms:
These side effects will show up around the injection site but are mild and tend to fade after a few days. It’s rare to experience severe complications after receiving dermal filler treatment.
To minimize the possibility of experiencing complications, make sure you only receive this procedure through a trained and certified aesthetician.
Talk to the practitioner about possible risks to understand the procedure before going through with it.
If you get dermal fillers through an unskilled clinic, facial asymmetry is a possible risk. You can completely alleviate this worry by choosing a certified clinic.
In rare cases, you may experience dry eyes, double vision, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
4. They Can Be Combined With Other Treatments
You can pair dermal fillers with other beauty treatments like Botox injections. This can help individuals looking for the most natural-looking results for facial skin.
If you have obvious and deeper fine lines, Botox is a great addition to dermal fillers. These injections can stop facial muscles from contracting and deepening lines further.
The FDA approves injectable drugs for temporary improvement in the appearance of one or more types of facial lines. These lines are deeper and more complicated to eliminate with only dermal fillers:
- Crow’s feet
- Smoker’s lines
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
If you have these common issues and want to save yourself from invasive facial surgeries, combining non-invasive treatments is a great solution.
5. Long-Lasting Results
The effects of dermal filler treatments can last up to 18 months depending on certain factors. You’ll need to properly care for your skin after treatment for long-lasting results, but these factors can affect the timeline as well:
- Type of fillers
- Patient lifestyle
- Area being treated
You can opt for shorter-term injections for the first time just in case you aren’t happy with the results. If this is the case, you can reconsider dermal fillers or just reconsider the placement of the injections.
After your fillers have settled and you love your results, you can ask for longer-lasting injections.
The average person gets three injections per session, but this varies from patient to patient. A small touch-up might be needed about once a year to keep up the results depending on how long your injections last.
6. Subtle Effects
The effects of dermal fillers are natural-looking. If you are worried about beauty treatments because you fear people will know you’ve gotten work done, you don’t have to worry about it with dermal fillers!
Dermal fillers create natural and subtle effects. Your close kin may notice an enhanced appearance, but not that you’ve had work done.
The effects of dermal fillers are like feeling fresh and looking your best after a facial from a day at the spa.
7. Minimize the Look of Scars
If you’ve lost your youthful complexion because of scarring, dermal fillers can help. Dermal fillers don’t just restore your skin’s plumpness and help eliminate wrinkles, but they can also minimize the appearance of scars.
Hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers softens scar tissue near the injection site.
If you are left with scarring from acne or other skin conditions, dermal fillers might be a solution. Dermal fillers can help if you have scarring from previous surgeries as well.
It’s best to speak to a practitioner if you want to minimize the look of scars with dermal fillers because this treatment doesn’t work on all types of scars.
8. Boost Confidence
Feeling self-conscious about your appearance is a common reason for considering dermal fillers. Everyone deserves to look and feel their best.
As we age, changes in the face and body aren’t going to help boost confidence levels, but dermal fillers can.
Aestheticians encourage individuals to use beauty treatments for enjoyment but don’t rely on them as a source of happiness. It’s still important to age gracefully and use beauty treatments to improve your appearance minimally.
Dermal fillers won’t make you look like a different person. They will work to enhance your natural beauty.
9. Minimal Pain
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin with thin, surgical-grade needles. Most patients say that pain is minimal. The procedure is more comfortable when a topical anesthetic is applied before dermal fillers are used.
Some dermal fillers already have an anesthetic in them to minimize pain as well.
10. It’s Non-Surgical
Beauty treatments that require surgery are a huge commitment. Dermal fillers are ideal for patients looking for an effective non-surgical alternative to surgery.
This non-surgical and versatile treatment option can be used on various areas, such as checks, lines, wrinkles, lips, and even hands!
You can improve signs of aging and enhance your features without cosmetic surgery. Fillers will help you achieve the results you are looking for without the need for incisions and other surgical techniques.
Are Dermal Fillers for You?
Dermal fillers are for anyone looking to improve their appearance and have healthier-looking skin. Whether you are aging, scarring, or need a boost of confidence, dermal fillers can help!
If you want more information about this beauty treatment and your options, talk to an aesthetician from Goldfinger Aesthetics. Contact us today to schedule an aesthetics appointment.