Things You Should Know About Dermal Fillers
Categories: Dermal Fillers.
What do celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson have in common? Dermal fillers. All these actresses have used dermal fillers based cosmetic treatments – at some point in time – to enhance their beauty and retain their youthful looks. The endorsement of dermal fillers by A-list celebrities has led to the rapid popularity of dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
A dermal filler also referred to as an injectable implant, is a soft tissue filler used in cosmetic treatments for enhancing the beauty of your face by giving it a smoother and/or fuller appearance. While most dermal fillers are made from a temporary material that is eventually absorbed by the body, dermal fillers made from the non-absorbable material are also available and are mostly used in the treatment of nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars.
Uses of dermal fillers
As we grow older, our face starts losing its subcutaneous fat. With age, the facial muscles start working closer to the skin resulting in facial wrinkles, crow’s feet and other facial deformities which gives the face a rough appearance. Dermal fillers can give the face a smoother and/or fuller appearance by:
- Removing facial creases and wrinkles (smile lines, crow’s feet etc).
- Giving your lips a thicker, fuller appearance.
- Plumping sunken cheeks to enhance their shape.
- Reducing or eliminating the shadow of the lower lids.
Things to know about dermal fillers
- Dermal fillers can be synthetic or natural. The natural fillers made from hyaluronic acid are the preferred choice.
- Natural dermal fillers have a longer lasting effect and may enhance collagen production.
- A good filler is unnoticeable, almost imperceptible and looks natural.
- Fillers can be used for prevention as well as treating existing facial conditions.
- Avoid dermal fillers if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a sinus condition.
Risks from dermal fillers
Like any other treatments, treatments involving dermal fillers involve certain risks. The primary concerns people have is about the longevity of the filling, the risks of lumping and migration, and ultimately the treatment itself which relies heavily on the skills and experience of your doctor. That being said, a botched up treatment doesn’t have to be a major cause for concern – it can easily be adjusted by an experienced dermatologist/cosmetic surgeon.
So, if you want to look beautiful and present a youthful looking face devoid of wrinkles and creases, dermal fillers can sure help!