Are Dermal Fillers For You?

Most visible signs of skin aging are linked to the volume loss in facial tissue. With time, the decline of volume and elasticity causes wrinkles, sagging, and etched lines on your face. Injectable dermal fillers can help smooth out those lines for a more youthful appearance.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers (or facial fillers) are a safe, non-surgical way to add volume to targeted areas of the face, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin and creating a healthy youthful appearance. They can also be used to plump thin lips and reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles. They’re a soft, gel-like substance that is injected directly under the skin to “plump” up wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful appearance.

Are They Right For You?

You may consider dermal fillers if you have fine lines and wrinkles you want to get rid of.  The number of injections needed for your desired effect varies from patient to patient. it all depends on your individual needs and beauty goals. You’ll need to consult with a specialist in order to choose which treatment is right for your needs.

What to Expect During Treatment

Since dermal fillers are not a surgical treatment, initial treatment is usually completed in the duration of an office visit.  It will usually begin with general consultation, then an injection specialist will conduct a review of your medical history and disclose any issues or contraindications. You need to discuss all your allergies, medications, or neurological conditions you have for your full safety, though the risk is very low in dermal filler procedures.

Before the treatment itself, the surface area of the injection site will be cleaned and anesthesia will be applied, then comes the injection, and results may be noticeable immediately after depending on the problem area. Some light bruising and a little swelling are common after the procedure. This should only last a few days, though this varies from person to person.

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months, but again, this depends on a wide array of factors. Lip injections, for example, wear off faster than smile lines. Dermal fillers are commonly used in conjunction with Botox so that both “static” and “dynamic” lines can be addressed.

Dermal filler injections are a legitimate way to get younger-looking skin, though booking an appointment and consulting with the professionals at Belle Ame Med Spa is always advisable before making up your mind so you can explore the wide array of treatments available to you for your needs.