Dermal fillers have long been heralded in the cosmetic community for their ease of use and long lasting results. These injectables work similarly to Botox, but are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. The fillers work to smooth away wrinkles and plump the skin, providing a natural, refreshing look for patients without significant surgery or downtime.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal Fillers are typically used on the lower half of the face, whether below the eyes, around the cheeks, or even the lips. Before beginning the procedure, the doctor will discuss the patient’s goals with a full facial analysis, as certain dermal fillers may lend themselves better to specific areas of the face. During the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the skin, and the physician will then inject the filler into the predetermined areas of the face. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and produces very minor side effects such as redness and mild swelling at the injection site.
What Are the Benefits?
Beyond the short treatment time, dermal fillers are a popular because they are able to treat a wide range of skin ailments. Most commonly they are used to:
- Plump up thin lips
- Enhance shallow or sunken skin around the eyes
- Fill in sagging skin around the cheeks and mouth
- Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles
In addition, unlike Botox, there are a range of dermal fillers to choose from. At our office we offer the Juvederm collection, Radiesse, Belotero and Versa. To find out which dermal filler is best for you, it’s best to set up a consultation with Dr. Farole where he can perform a facial analysis and learn about your goals and needs.
When Will I See Results?
Results from dermal fillers are noticeable within a few days following treatment, though ideal results will begin to show within weeks. Dermal filler results may last anywhere between 6 to 18 months depending on the formula.