Dermal fillers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for women and men who want to reverse signs of aging and enhance their appearance, without surgery or downtime.
If you’re considering an injectable treatment, continue reading to learn how fillers work, areas they can treat, if they’re painful, how long they last, and what to expect from the procedure.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin with an ultra-thin needle in order to restore volume and fill-in deficits.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are comprised of a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that readily attracts and binds to water.
In doing so, HA fillers are able to instantly plump and hydrate skin and achieve a natural, soft, and youthful appearance.
Collagen-stimulating fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra create an inflammatory response upon injection.
This stimulates collagen growth around the injected product and strengthens the skin’s foundation for long-lasting rejuvenation. Results are immediate as well as progressive.
What Areas Can Fillers Treat?
Dermal fillers can treat a number of different concerns and areas of the face, including:
- Under eye circles
- Hollow temples
- Sunken cheeks
- Nasolabial folds
- Thin or flat lips
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Poorly-defined jawline
- Volume-depleted hands
Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?
Most women and men find dermal fillers to be a quick and virtually painless process that is performed with an ultra-thin needle as well as topical and local anesthetic.
Of course, sensitivity can vary from patient to patient and may depend on treatment area, injector technique, and the individual’s pain tolerance.
Are Fillers Permanent?
Dermal fillers are gradually broken down by the body over the course of six-to-24 months. As such, they provide temporary results, and patients need ongoing treatment in order to maintain filler effects.
If you are considering dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.