Do Dermal Fillers really help in removing wrinkles?
We all find wrinkles lurking on our face at one time or another. And they can be an unwelcome reminder that you’re getting older, along with sagging skin and gray hair.
But you don’t need to just accept wrinkles if you’re finding them difficult to deal with, or if you’re struggling to mask them using off-the-shelf products.
A number of cosmetic treatments — such as dermal fillers — promise to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles without daily upkeep.
Yet, do dermal fillers really help in removing wrinkles? And what are dermal fillers actuallymade of?
Let’s find out.
How Do Dermal Fillers Reduce the Visibility of Wrinkles?
Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume to certain areas of the face and bring youthful plumpness to the skin. Injections can be targeted to tackle deep-set lines and leave you looking revitalized.
Why is this necessary? Because the human body produces less elastin and collagen as it ages. As a result, the skin’s elasticity decreases while sagging and wrinkles increase.
This is why your face continues to change year after year as you approach — and pass through — middle age. Your cheeks, chin, and jawline may start to lose their definition consistently.
But injecting dermal fillers into the cheeks, chin, lips, or the flesh surrounding the eyes can remove wrinkles on a temporary basis.
How Long Will My Dermal Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers created by leading brands (such as Stylage and Juvederm) are designed to smooth the skin for as long as 24 months. But not even the best formulations offer permanent results, which is why subsequent injections are required for a long-term decrease in wrinkles’ visibility.
But the duration of dermal fillers’ effect can vary from one person to another. While fillers may last for 24 months for you, another person might not experience such long-lasting results. It depends on the way in which the body reacts to the treatments and the type of fillers used.
What are Dermal Fillers Made of?
Dermal fillers are typically made with hyaluronic acid and resemble tiny pieces of gel. They must be injected by a trained professional using the proper equipment.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced by the body naturally. It enables the skin to remain plump, hydrated, and robust, which is why it features in a variety of anti-aging products.
Astra Medi Spa’s team uses Stylage and Juvederm fillers to restore volume and smooth wrinkles in different areas of the face. This well-respected, popular brand of dermal filler is known for achieving real results.
Is it the same as Botox? While dermal fillers are designed to smooth the skin and combat the signs of aging like Botox, they’re completely different treatments.
Botox aims to minimize the development of wrinkles by limiting muscle movement in key areas (e.g. the forehead). But dermal fillers are simply injected into the skin beneath the wrinkle to add volume. This reduces the visibility of wrinkles without restricting muscular activity.
Which Areas of the Face can Dermal Fillers Target?
You may notice more wrinkles forming in one area of your face than others. Maybe there are a number of lines surrounding your mouth or above your upper lip. Perhaps you keep spotting fresh creases on your chin again and again.
But regardless of their location or visibility, wrinkles can be hard to deal with, particularly if they’re focused in one area.
A simple dermal filler injection will leave the targeted spots smoother and help to create a more youthful aesthetic. Dermal fillers can complement other treatments, such as mesotherapy procedures.
You may want to focus on one area of the face, or several. It’s important to consider your options carefully and discuss the procedure in-depth during a pre-treatment consultation.
Can I Expect Any Side Effects?
Side effects are a possibility in any form of cosmetic treatment. Dermal fillers are no different.
Potential side effects include mild bruising, discomfort, redness, swelling, itching, and tenderness. But even if any of these occur following the treatment, side effects tend to be mild to moderate. They usually disappear within a few days.
Side effects can be discussed at length in your pre-treatment consultation.
How Noticeable Will the Results of My Dermal Filler Injections Be?
If you’re considering dermal filler injections to combat wrinkles on your face, you may be worried about the results. Will you end up with overly-plumped lips? Will your skin look impossibly smooth compared to untreated areas of your face?
These are common concerns. But while injecting reliable dermal fillers into the skin can reduce the visibility of wrinkles, add volume, and restore a more youthful smoothness over time, the results typically look natural.
And more importantly, they’re temporary. So, if you find that the dermal fillers don’t quite work for you, their effect will fade with time.
You can either try another technique or embrace your wrinkles. You’re not committing to an invasive surgical treatment that could alter your looks for life.
And if the results are exactly what you’re looking for? Repeat treatments every 18 or so months may be enough to achieve smoother, plumper skin that helps to reduce the signs of aging significantly.
How Else Do Dermal Fillers Help?
Dermal fillers don’t just decrease the visibility of wrinkles. By increasing volume in certain areas of the face, they also add a youthful plumpness to thinning lips or cheeks which have sagged over the years.
Multiple strategic injections may address wrinkles or fine lines and thinning/sagging skin at the same time. But you could find starting with just one or two injections works for you during your first treatment. If you’re satisfied with the results over the following weeks, additional injections should be possible to achieve a more youthful aesthetic.
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