Dermal fillers aka soft tissue fillers are minimally invasive injections that are used for cosmetic treatment. They are used to inject synthetic tissue under the skin to add volume to the area. Dermal fillers help remove wrinkles and uneven skin to give you a fuller, younger look.
What Are Dermal Fillers Made From
Dermal fillers are made from compounds that are naturally found in the human body. They also contain Hyaluronic Acid a fluid that is produced in the body and helps to give plumpness to the skin.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work
Generally, dermal fillers work in two main ways. First, they take up space in the body after being injected. This can increase the volume of tissues and gives the area, like lips or cheeks, a fuller look.
Dermal fillers also improve tissue growth in surrounding areas by helping them to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein that holds skin, bones, and muscles together. It is found in the body in abundance. As we age, the production of collagen goes down and the skin becomes saggy and wrinkly.
As dermal fillers enhance the production of collagen and also take up space under the skin, there is a visible difference when a person gets an injection between two layers of tissue. People usually get injections in the mid-face, around cheekbones and nasolabial folds. Injections can also be applied to lower face near the marionette lines and lip area. The result is a very natural-looking increase in the volume of tissue
Dermal Fillers Vs Botox
Many people confuse dermal fillers with botox as both procedures make use of injections. However, the two are vastly different.
Dermal fillers involve an injection of synthetic tissue-like compounds into the body that adds volume to your facial area. Botox, on the other hand, uses a type of bacterial injection that freezes part of the face to remove wrinkles.
A Botox treatment only lasts for 3 – 6 months while dermal fillers can last for 12 months. Permanent synthetic fillers can last for even longer.
Lastly, Botox is considered a cosmetic treatment while dermal fillers are classified as a medical treatment.
Do Dermal Treatment Results Look Natural?
Face filler treatments can only be carried out by qualified professionals. These professionals are required to observe hundreds of treatments and receive precise training in measurement and application of the injections before they can start their own practice.
The high standard of training and delivery ensures that the dermal treatments are carried out to perfection. Lip fillers help people get plump, fuller lips without appearing overdone or artificially enhanced. Cheek fillers are also measured carefully before application. You would find it very hard to distinguish between a person with naturally fuller cheeks and one who has their cheeks enhanced through injections.
Safety and Age Limit
Dermal filler injections are completely safe and medically approved. They have little to no side effects. Experienced professionals have performed hundreds, even thousands of treatments and give people perfect looks.
There is no specific age limit for dermal filler treatment. People as young as 18 have gotten these treatments as well as those in the late 50’s have undergone the procedure to enhance their looks. It would be best to consult a professional to find out if the treatment is right for you.