Dermal fillers are a very popular form of injectable cosmetic treatment. There are predominantly two types of fillers, which are differentiated by the main ingredient used in them. These are collagen fillers, and Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Both collagen and Hyaluronic acid are naturally occurring substances, which ensures that fillers created using them are very safe and should be biocompatible.
The way that fillers work is very simple. When you have fillers injected under the skin, they boost the skin’s natural supply of either collagen or HA, and this causes the skin to become stronger, healthier, and revitalized. As a result, it also looks smoother, plumper, and tighter. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, giving you a rejuvenated, refreshed, and younger-looking appearance. What’s not to love?
Here are just some of the many benefits associated with dermal fillers.
Since most dermal fillers contain natural ingredients, they actually boost the health of your skin from the inside. Greater levels of collagen and elastin will help your skin to heal itself, make it stronger, more supple, and better able to work as a barrier to protect the rest of your body from external elements.
Unsurprisingly, the quest for a more youthful appearance is one of the driving factors for people looking at cosmetic procedures. Time continues whether we want it to or not, and with it comes the natural aging process. Our genetics also determine how quickly our bodies and our appearance ages, and some people are luckier than others. Dermal fillers can help slow down and even stall some of the cosmetic effects of aging.
One of the biggest reasons why dermal fillers and other injectable treatments are so popular is because they are minimally-invasive. This means that there are no incisions into the skin, and therefore no wounds to heal. The dermal filler of your choice is instead injected below the skin using an ultra-fine needle. This needle is so small that many patients don’t even require any anesthetic when they have the procedure. Sometimes, a few tiny droplets of blood will be present on the skin at the site of the injection, but there is no real bleeding. If you would like an anesthetic, this can be provided in the form of a topical gel placed onto the face before treatment.
Fillers can be administered in a very short amount of time. In fact, many people get treatment while they are on their lunchbreak. From preparation to recovery, you can expect to be in the office for less than an hour while you have your look transformed with dermal fillers.
Another huge benefit of dermal fillers is that you won’t be left with any scarring after the treatment is administered. As we know, the needle used to inject the filler into the skin is tiny, no larger than a pin. You may see a small red dot for a few hours after your dermal filler appointment, but this will disappear quickly and leave no further traces of the treatment.
Unlike many other cosmetic facial treatments like facelifts and chemical peels, there’s absolutely no downtime when you get dermal fillers. You can leave your cosmetic surgeon’s offices immediately and go straight back to work or your other activities. You can wash your face and start to wear makeup again just a few hours later too.
Who wants to wait to see the results of their cosmetic treatment? No, not us either. When you choose dermal fillers, you’ll be able to see the effect on your appearance immediately.
Although the results of dermal fillers, like other injectables, are only temporary, the cost of the treatment is also extremely affordable. Patients on most budgets can afford to get fillers without taking out any credit, helping you to stay in control of your finances and your face.
Initially, this may not sound like a benefit, but people change over time and this means that there may come a point where you decide that you no longer want fillers. You might even want to consider another treatment altogether. Depending on which fillers you choose, you can generally expect your results to last around 6-9 months, after which time further treatment will be needed to sustain your appearance.
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