For many cosmetic dermatology patients, injectable dermal fillers are very useful for reducing the signs of premature aging. In the hands of a qualified skincare professional, these products are powerful, flexible, cost-effective, and safe.
What are Dermal Fillers?
As we age, the natural loss of fatty tissue and collagen in the skin starts to make us look older. At this point, wrinkles will begin to show on our faces. Some people may even have trouble with frown lines, smile lines, laugh lines, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines (lines extending from the corners of the mouth). Dermal fillers are used to treat these wrinkles by adding volume and smoothing contour lines.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances made with hyaluronic acid (a clear gel that naturally occurs in the skin) injected beneath the skin to restore volume, raise depressed scars, and level wrinkled skin. They fill in the problem area by instantly adding volume, helping create a more youthful appearance.
What Dermal Fillers Can Help With
Dermal fillers may help in the following areas:
- Volumize lips
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Plump cheeks
- Reshape the chin, jawline or nose
- Eliminate nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Reduce the appearance of scars
Benefits of Injectable Dermal Fillers
There are several benefits of dermal fillers, including:
- Immediate results
- No recovery or downtime
- Minimal risk
- Long-lasting results
There are many exciting filler options available to our skin care patients. Dermal fillers can be injected into the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips (to define the edges or to augment the body of the lips), the tear troughs (depressed areas below the eyes), and into other facial areas such as the cheeks, to recreate fullness.