Why Do People Get Dermal Fillers?

Do you ever wish you could smooth those little worry lines across your forehead? Or the lines around your mouth or eyes? The four major structural components of our face are skin, fat, muscle, and bone. As we age, volume loss in these structures contributes to many of the visible signs of aging. Some people are comfortable with aging gracefully, while others are always searching for the newest product or procedure that will keep them fresh-faced forever. Dermal filler injections may help.

What are dermal fillers, and how do they work

Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin that can either reduce or smooth out wrinkles as well as inject volume to improve texture. Each product has its own completely different formulae and function, though most use some form of collagen as their basis. Dermal fillers work by attracting water and natural oils back to the skin, improving both texture and definition.

Who can benefit from dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be helpful for individuals with a variety of skin conundrums. Whether you are simply looking to maintain the appearance of your lips, or desire more pronounced curves to your chin and forehead- dermal filler injections may be right for you.

Oftentimes, clients procure injectable treatments because they have lost volume in their cheeks after significant weight loss or because they are experiencing deep wrinkles from aging. Skin fillers also provide a non-surgical facelift that is particularly useful for patients who underestimate the amount of lifting needed to adequately restore their facial contour and who are eager to avoid sinus or eye lid surgery.

How much does it cost to get a dermal filler treatment done

The base cost of injection generally ranges between $500 and $750. The area that is treated and the amount of volume needed will determine how many injections are necessary to achieve the desired effect. The bottom line is, fillers are financially more accessible for some people than other more invasive procedures.

What is the downtime for getting a dermal filler treatment done

Downtime ranges from 1-2 weeks although you may be able to resume light exercise and contact sports (including swimming) 2 days after the procedure.

Dermal fillers are injected in a way that fuses them into fibers with your natural collagen, so they’re not absorbed by the body. Although there can be some slight swelling which is common, it should subside within few days.

Side effects of getting a dermal filler treatment doneĀ 

Side effects of any dermal filler injection include redness and swelling at the site of the injection and sometimes even bruising. Other possible side effects may include allergic reactions to the material injected into the skin. Infection is a very rare complication (less than one percent) occurring primarily when an individual has a medical condition that predisposes them to infection. A small percentage of individuals may be at risk for scarring following local anesthesia near or on their face. In such cases, we might recommend either using oral medications for pain control before treatment.

Why people love their results after getting a dermal filler treatment done

People love their results after getting a dermal filler treatment done because they see a dramatic improvement in the texture and fullness of their skin. The treatment is minimally invasive and has virtually no downtime. Patients have reported feeling more confident with their appearance, often times leading to a more positive self-image.

So if you are looking for a non-surgical way to look your best, then dermal fillers may be the perfect solution for you. We hope we were able to clarify any doubts you were having about dermal fillers.