If you would like to look younger via a minimally invasive procedure, dermal fillers could be a perfect option for you. After the initial consultation, the entire process is fast and effective. Most patients are in and out of the office in a half hour with the fillers injected under their skin. Dermal fillers can restore youth in a natural-looking way, so you could both look better and not worry that observers might think you had work done. Speak with a proficient doctor about the benefits of dermal filler treatment.

Potential Treatment Uses

Dermal fillers are best known for eradicating fine lines and wrinkles, but they can also get rid of deeper wrinkles, such as those in the nasolabial area. One benefit of dermal fillers is that they do not alter a patient’s ability to move their face, so expressions are not affected.

For those whose skin exhibits volume loss, dermal fillers could restore lost volume and eliminate a sunken appearance. While many people chose to use dermal fillers on the face, these products can add volume to any part of the body. After the face, the hands are another common area for injections and sagging reduction.

Finally, those seeking fuller, plumper lips may appreciate the ease of dermal fillers to reach their goals. Additionally, younger patients who do not have much in the way of lines or wrinkles can reap the benefits of dermal filler treatment if they are suffering from acne or other scars.

Positive Aspects of Dermal Fillers

Most dermal fillers use ingredients found naturally in the body, such as hyaluronic acid, which aids hydration, or calcium hydroxyapatite, a material found in bones. Some dermal fillers are designed to boost the body’s collagen production, the protein responsible for keeping skin firm, while others contain collagen as the primary ingredient.

One of the biggest benefits of dermal filler treatment, though, is that—unlike plastic surgery—there is no downtime after the procedure. Once the injections are completed, patients can go home, or even back to work. That is one reason dermal fillers have earned the moniker “lunchtime facelift.”

How the Treatment Process Works

Depending on the filler used, the results may appear soon after the treatment, or it may take several days or weeks for a change in appearance. Dermal filler injections do not hurt, other than the pinch of the injection, and each treated area generally requires just one or two injections.

Dermal fillers do not last as long as plastic surgery, but that does not mean the results do not last for a considerable time. Most fillers require an annual touch-up, but depending on the type of person and the individual, the effects of a single treatment may last for up to two years.

Potential Downsides

Most people do not experience any side effects after receiving dermal filler treatment, with the possible exception of minor and temporary bruising, reddening, and swelling at the injection site. Any of these effects should vanish within a day or two. The only caveats are staying out of the sun for a couple of days and avoiding strenuous exercise. However, the benefits of dermal filler treatment typically outweigh the risks.