Everyone wants their skin to look good and feel comfortable, and dermal fillers and Botox can make your skin look better without much effort. Skin-enhancing injectables were hesitant when they first came out, but over time, facial fillers can do incredible things to make you look natural. Some people choose to use Botox or dermal fillers as stand-alone treatments because each treatment serves a different purpose, while others combine the two for a comprehensive anti-wrinkle treatment. But are dermal fillers worth it?
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made from synthetic biodegradable hyaluronic acid (HA), similar to the natural HA produced in our bodies. Dermal fillers can also be made with calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in our bones. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present under our skin and does not cause any allergic reactions. HA is a common ingredient in many skin care products, but results with topical use vary.
Dermal fillers are also known as facial fillers or cosmetic injections. Dermal filler treatments help rejuvenate the skin and enhance the shape or fullness of specific areas of the face. They have the benefits of reducing wrinkles, lightening fine lines, reversing volume loss and replenishing moisture in the deep skin layers. Different types of fillers have their own purpose, and various techniques are used depending on the area of the face you want to enhance.
What types of dermal fillers are there?
There are several types of dermal fillers on the market with different textures that increase the density of the targeted face area to a greater or lesser extent. Some fillers are thick and are used to add volume and fullness to the features, and some are better for softening fine lines. Juvéderm and Restylane are the most commonly used dermal filler brands.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers made with HA typically last from six months to a year, and some can last as long as 18 months. Over time, the body will naturally break down hyaluronic acid fillers, so you'll need supplemental treatments.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are safe to use on all areas of the face and are EU and FDA approved. As we said before, you need an experienced doctor to perform your procedure to keep you safe.
Do dermal fillers have side effects?
There may be slight bruising, swelling, or redness around the injection site, which usually subsides within a day or two. There is also a small risk of local infection. Complications from dermal fillers are rare, but there are risks associated with any cosmetic procedure. You need to observe the reaction after the injection in time. If you feel any discomfort, go to the doctor for help in time.