Over time, our bodies will naturally change as we age. For example, our face begins to appear with various wrinkles, and the skin in the middle of our face will move downwards, causing our cheeks to sag slightly. If you are not satisfied with these changes in your face and want to improve, you can choose to receive dermal filler injections to make you look younger. Today we will introduce to you some things you need to know before accepting dermal fillers.
1. What are dermal fillers?
Don't confuse dermal fillers with Botox, Botox is to freeze muscles to reduce wrinkles, while dermal fillers are injectable implants to help smooth skin and wrinkles. As the name implies, they are injected beneath your skin using a needle.
Generally, there are four categories of fillers. Each is named for the type of material they’re made with. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your body and is already found in your skin and cartilage. Generally, fillers made with hyaluronic acid last between 6-12 months. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that is found in our bones. Fillers made with this material last up to 18 months. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable synthetic material that’s also used to make medical products like dissolvable stitches. These fillers may last up to two years. Polymethylmethacrylate beads are the only filler that can’t be absorbed by your body, meaning the results are permanent. They’re only used around the mouth. Hyaluronic acid, which you may recognize as a common ingredient in some skincare products, is one of the most popular types of dermal fillers because it helps skin retain moisture, hyaluronic acid can make your face look plump and hydrated. It's also used in lotions as a moisturizer, but no cream can restore lost volume—only injectable hyaluronic acid can do that.
2. How do I know which dermal filler to try?
A good doctor will explain the ideal treatment plan for you, but you should know that the most natural-looking results may require more than one type of filler. There are many different brands of fillers within each category, and the products vary in how they should be used—like filling out cheeks—and concentration of the active ingredient. At the same time, this means that they will have different effects. Therefore, before receiving dermal filler treatment, be sure to consult professional staff to choose the most suitable product for you.
Here we have learned about the basic information about dermal fillers, we will talk more about dermal fillers on our next articles.