If you follow celebrities or current fashion and style magazines, you have probably heard of dermal fillers, but do you know what they are or what they can really do for you? It is important to have reasonable expectations about dermal fillers and how they can help you. Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
There are a number of dermal fillers available on the market. Some dermal fillers can be used for a variety of target areas, but for the most part dermal fillers are formulated for a specific target area or purpose. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which is a chemical that the human body produces naturally, making them extremely safe. One dermal filler, Radiesse, has calcium hydroxyapatite as its main ingredient.
If you have heard of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, these are injectables that are not considered dermal fillers. These treatments are neurotoxins that relax the facial muscles that make expressions, which are responsible for certain types of lines and wrinkles. They are not dermal fillers.
What Dermal Fillers Can Do
All dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This is done by plumping and smoothing the skin with injection of the dermal filler underneath the skin. However, different dermal fillers can create different effects. The right dermal filler can:
- Restore lost volume in the face
- Plump lips, eliminating lip and mouth lines
- Restore collagen production to give longer lasting results
- Lessen the appearance of marionette or laugh lines
- Reduce nasolabial folds
- Firm and tighten skin
If you are interested in trying dermal fillers, contact us today for more information about the fillers we offer or to schedule a consultation to determine the right dermal filler for you.