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Key Information to Know About Dermal Fillers

If you’ve developed wrinkles or other signs of aging, dermal filler injections may be a good option for you. Injections may sound painful, but the procedure is relatively painless. Although pain tolerances differ from patient to patient, most patients usually only feel a small pinch. In fact, the amount of pain patients experience is often no more than a two or three on a one-to-10 scale. But what else should you know about this procedure? Here’s the most important information to know about dermal fillers.

What do dermal fillers do?

Dermal fillers are designed to make your facial lines diminish and increase the fullness and volume in your face. Aging is the general cause of fat loss in the face. The facial muscles get close to the skin surface, resulting in common wrinkles such as smile lines. Another contributing factor to this is the stretching of facial skin. This causes your face to lose its volume. Additionally, skin wrinkles can happen because of lifestyle, genetics, and exposure to the sun.

How are dermal filler procedures done?

A trained specialist injects the fillers below the surface of your skin. Before this happens, the specialist will determine different points of your face where it’s best to do the injections. The focus will be in the areas where a patient has lost muscle, bone, and fat. The areas of your skin will be cleaned with an antibacterial agent, and the specialist will proceed with the injections.

The substances that are injected vary from calcium hydroxylapatite to hyaluronic acid. Different substances are used to treat different types of aging. The procedure lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on how many injections you plan to receive. You may require multiple treatment sessions to get the look you want, as results can vary.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can help to restore a youthful look to the face. For example, they can soften your facial creases and decrease the shadow of your lower lids. Additionally, they can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, and help to reconstruct any contour deformities in the face. The effects of the dermal fillers will usually last anywhere between 15 to 18 months.

Are there any side-effects to dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers will usually only cause mild side-effects. Some of them can include tenderness, swelling, redness, or bruising of the skin. While infection is possible, it rarely happens. Make sure you’re getting your injections done by a trained specialist with years of experience.

Can I still do other treatments with dermal fillers?

Yes, you can still do other treatments, such as Botox injections or laser treatments, if you have this procedure performed. These procedures can actually help with the rejuvenation process. It’s very common for patients to get a combined treatment of Botox and dermal fillers. It can assist in extending the benefits of dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are a helpful solution to decreasing wrinkles. The procedure is generally painless, and the benefits can last for a long time. If you have more questions about the procedure, be sure to consult a trained professional to determine your best course of action.

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