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Find Out All You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

Find Out All You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a fantastic choice if you’d want to accentuate your natural features and have a youthful, moisturized look. You can suddenly seem younger with these injectables, and there is usually minimal discomfort. We will go over the fundamental facts about dermal fillers that you should be aware of in this post.

A Quick Glance at Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are one of the most widely used anti-aging techniques. By smoothing out wrinkles, adding fullness, and regaining facial volume, the injections give the face a youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers enhance particular body parts, such as the lips or cheeks, by adding volume in a controlled manner and restoring the volume lost in some areas of the body. One of the significant contributors to fine lines and wrinkles is a loss in collagen, which scientists say starts to occur around 25.

Issues that Dermal Fillers Address

Dermal fillers are a popular choice for those who want to combat the effects of aging since they are adaptable, minimally intrusive, and largely risk-free. They treat similar skin issues but are not the same as neurotoxins like Botox and operate entirely differently. The FDA has approved fillers to address the following:

  • Brow lines
  • Crows’ feet
  • Frown creases
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Acne scars
  • Prominent nasolabial folds
  • Small lips
  • Old-looking hands
  • Lip lines
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Tear troughs
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline reinforcement
  • Hand restoration
  • Weak chin

How Dermal Fillers Work

A dermal filler injects a gel just below the skin’s surface to plump your skin and smoothes out wrinkles. Dermal fillers are available in several types and can be produced from various materials to fulfill varying functions.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Natural calcium hydroxylapatite, which resembles a mineral, is present in human bones. Radiesse®, the most popular brand of CaHA filler, is used to add volume to the cheeks (and other parts of the face), smooth frown lines, and fill in nasolabial folds (deep lines from the nose to mouth).

Given that it is produced utilizing biosynthetic methods and no animal or animal products are utilized, it may be suitable for vegans. In addition to being preferable for some people ethically, doing this can also lessen the likelihood of an allergic reaction. CaHA fillers were initially employed in reconstructive surgery and are well known for being safe and producing a natural-looking result.

CaHA fillers like Radiesse® should last 12 to 24 months, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the substance. Your practitioner can offer you an accurate estimate based on your skin’s quality, lifestyle, and other factors. It is typical for results from your first filler surgery to last slightly less than those from subsequent procedures.

Hyaluronic Acid

The most popular filler used in the U.S. is hyaluronic acid, produced from a different molecule that occurs naturally in the body in locations like the skin, joints, and even the eyeballs. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in various brands, but one of the most popular ones is Versa.

The applications for HA fillers are endless. Most of the face’s fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, smile, and worry lines can be treated with them. They can also be used to treat a wide range of skin issues – such as some types of scarring – and redefine the lips.

Although the body naturally produces HA, it is collected and treated before being injected as filler for aesthetic uses. The numbing agent lidocaine is also infused in most HA fillers, lessening pain during injection and healing.

The effects of HA fillers are transient and typically endure for six to twelve months.

The Procedure

Before getting a dermal filler injection, you should consult a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. In addition to listening to your concerns about your skin during the consultation, the practitioner will evaluate which treatment options are best for you based on how your face moves and your natural facial expressions.

The doctor may apply a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) to the locations before the surgery to make them more comfortable. Some doctors may also inject a local anesthetic. 

Discuss this option with your provider during your consultation if you have concerns about pain during the procedure. Depending on the area and the desired results, they will use a needle or a catheter to inject the filler beneath the skin.

There is little downtime, and the treatment is quick. You may have heard of the term “lunchtime lift,” which is appropriate given that dermal fillers can be performed over a lunch break. Even if numerous places are being treated, a dermal filler treatment will take an hour at maximum for a straightforward process.

Once the procedure is finished, you can carry on with your day, pick up where you left off, and go back to work. After the treatment, some patients may feel minor bruising or swelling, although this usually goes away within a few days.

Results can sometimes be seen immediately, but they are usually best seen a few days after the procedure. The location of the injection, the filler used, the product used, and the metabolism affect how long the results will last.

Post-Procedure Expectations

The two most frequent side effects of dermal filler injections are swelling and possible bruising, which can last up to a week to dissipate. Dermal fillers are generally safe and effective, and your doctor will explain any potential adverse effects unique to the injection site. 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that allergic reactions and injection site infections are two more severe but uncommon adverse effects that should be considered. Fillers may also result in an asymmetrical appearance, but these risks are limited if administered by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. 

Overall, fillers are a well-liked and successful method of keeping a youthful appearance.

Work with the Best to Get the Best

Working with the best aestheticians is a prerequisite to getting the best results from dermal filler injections. Contact Sei Tu Bella Aesthetics at 813-388-9468, 352-279-9506, to schedule an appointment.


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