Last time we talked a little about the different uses of dermal fillers, including used for laugh lines, lip filling, jawline, etc. Today we will continue to talk about other uses of it.
1. Treats Acne Scars
Acne scars are more common than you might think. Studies show that at least 40% of people with active acne also have scarring. Acne scars, like any other type of scar, can be difficult to remove. While chemical peels and laser treatments can sometimes help, it really depends on the type of acne scars you have. Fortunately, this is something that dermal fillers can help with. Fillers are usually injected under the scar. They have the effect of lifting sunken scars, making the skin appear smoother and brighter. The way the needle targets the fibroblasts in your skin also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen and elastin. This will give you a longer-lasting treatment as your skin works harder to repair itself. Some fillers are also able to break up the bands of skin that cause scars, making them less noticeable over time. You are probably thinking that if fillers are temporary, doesn’t this mean that my acne scars will only return after a while? In a way, yes. However, many practitioners have found that when the scars do return, they are never usually quite as severe as they were before the fillers were injected.
2. Treat neckline
As you constantly bend your neck downward, horizontal wrinkles and lines appear on your neck. Of course, even if you don't, you may still develop wrinkles on your neck due to age. The skin here is much thinner and more delicate than one might think, which means it can become loose and wrinkled very quickly. That's what dermal fillers will do. They provide an almost instant effect on technical necks, plumping up the area and restoring its youthful appearance. If the lines on your neck are vertical instead of horizontal, that means they are bands rather than rings and can't really be treated with dermal fillers. Instead, if you want to remove these, you may need to opt for surgery.
Have you noticed the line on your neck extending further down the rest of your shoulders? This is common because the muscles of the neck and shoulders are in motion almost all the time. The shoulders also tend to get more sun exposure than the rest of the body, which can lead to crepes over time. Dermal fillers can also be injected here. This will rejuvenate your shoulders and give you a fuller, smoother and firmer look.
Besides treating acne and necklines, what can dermal fillers do? We will continue to introduce to you next time.