Many of us show signs of aging because we are losing volume in our facial tissue. When your facial tissue loses its volume, you begin to notice lines become etched around your nose, cheeks, and mouth. Some of these areas can become hollow, looking in appearance. Dermal fillers are used to replace the volume lost in these areas and will smooth out wrinkles, restore a youthful appearance, or plump up your lips.
These fillers are injected underneath your skin to restore its volume. This restoration will soften your creases, smooth facial lines, and even enhance your face's contour. These fillers have become an increasingly popular treatment. When a patient undergoes fillers as facial rejuvenation, they do not have to suffer through a surgery. It is also a more cost-effective method to look younger.
What are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
The dermal fillers are gel-like substances. The FDA has approved different filler products for use by cosmetic surgeons. These products are categorized according to the materials they are made from. When receiving treatment with a dermal filler, you should always ensure the clinic is using FDA approved brand names. The different types of fillers used and approved through these agencies are available only to licensed physicians.
HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Your skin naturally creates hyaluronic acid. This acid is what helps your skin to stay hydrated and plump. The HA fillers are a gel-like substance and are typically soft. By using HA fillers, you get temporary results that will last you from six to twelve months. After this time, your body will naturally and gradually absorb the particles.
CaHA (Calcium Hydroxylapatite) Your bones naturally create calcium hydroxylapatite. When CaHA is used as a filler, the particles are microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel substance. This filler is thicker than HA, and your results will last longer. With a CaHA filler, your results should last up to twelve months.
Poly-L-lactic Acid is safe to use in your body as it is a biodegradable synthetic substance. This product has been in use in medical devices for many years and technically stimulate collagen production. This filler will smooth fine lines as it helps your skin replenish its natural collagen. This product is often used in deeper facial wrinkles, and the results can last you to two years.
PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate) PMMA is a biocompatible, synthetic substance that has been used in medicine for almost a century. As a filler, PMMA comes in the form of a microsphere that will stay under your skin indefinitely to give it support. This filler also contains collagen that will provide your skin firmness and structure.
Facial fat grafting (Autologous fat injections)
This filler treatment is the only one requiring surgery. Even though you will need a surgical procedure, your results will last for years. The doctor harvests your fat from other areas of your body, purifies it, and injects it into areas on your face needing more volume.
What Areas Benefit from Dermal Filler
Dermal fillers are used as facial rejuvenation to repair damage from aging, daily habits, or other conditions. These are some of the areas that benefit from these treatments.
Lines around the nose and mouth - Laughing and smiling are healthy for your soul and heart, but can create permanent unwanted smile lines around your mouth and nose. Fillers can be used to stimulate collagen production and attract moisture to these areas. It will fill in the folds and wrinkles as it improves flexibility and skin texture.
Enhance and restore temples or sunken cheeks - Using filler in your temples will dramatically improve the lines around your eyes as it gives you a mini-facelift. It will stretch and lift your skin at the upper edges and the outside of your eyes. In your cheeks, this will add structure to your face and remove the 'sunken' look.
Diminish vertical lip lines - HA or hyaluronic acid is created naturally in your body. Using a filler of HA will restore the lost HA in your system and will soften the vertical lip lines. It can also restore the fullness to your lips.
Plump and enhance lips - Dermal fillers will restore volume to your face. They can reverse the loss of volume by plumping treated areas. Fillers will enhance shallow contours and plump thin lips.
Smooth out chin crease - Dermal fillers have progressed to a full range of formulations that are able to address a variety of cosmetic issues. One of the issues they are able to reduce or eliminate include the crease in your chin.
Improve symmetry among facial features - Fillers are able to add volume to your cheeks and help in reducing the appearance of any asymmetry. The filler will reshape one side of your face to look more like the other side.
Dermal filler injections are your non-surgical solution to improving your facial appearance. The treatments begin with a consultation to discuss your options and decide which treatment plan will work best.