Injectable Dermal Fillers
Dermal Injectable fillers are the gel-like semi-solid substance that is injected to restore the volume and texture. It also smoothes harsh lines, removes fine lines resulting in the bright, tight and contoured face. This is an effective procedure without any side effects and downtime, this is the reason that although it is quite expensive, it is quite popular among women who want to look evergreen.
Importance of Dermal Fillers in Enhancing Appearance
Dermal fillers are known as “wrinkle fillers,” they smoothen out the wrinkles and enhance the overall appearance of skin. The detailed information of this treatment is also available in larsonmedicalaesthetics.com where professionals provide guidance and information about the treatment
Dermal fillers have some properties of Botox that is why they are also confused with Botox but they are not Botox. Its chemical formula and process is totally different from Botox serum.
How Dermal Fillers made up of?
There are varieties of fillers that are approved by FDA and can only be used by Surgeons. Properties of fillers vary on the basis of the products from which they are made of.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is found in the body and helps keeping skin moisturized and plumped. Results of HA are temporary and it just lasts from 5 to 6 months. Different HA fillers that are approved by FDA include:
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a natural substance that is found in bones. It stimulates collagen production while reducing the signs of wrinkles, fine lines and aging.
It has long lasting properties and results can last up to a year.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a `safe and skin friendly product that not only stimulates collagen but also reduces the visible signs of wrinkles and fine lines . It is used to treat deep facial issues that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves the production of collagen in the skin and its result can last up to two years.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) provides support to the skin when injected deeply at the surface of skin. It is a synthetic substance which includes collagen that helps in making skin bright, glowing and firm.
Autologous Fat Injections (facial fat grafting)
Autologous fat injections require surgery, but its results can last up to years. Client’s fat is used from another area from the same person’s body by using liposuction procedure. Fat from the person’s body is purified and used to increase the volume of cheeks, eyelids and temples. This procedure needs a specialized and trained board-certified surgeon.
Which filler should I Choose?
There are so many choices of dermal fillers provided in the market. But it is a great risk to choose any filler without extensive knowledge and cosmetic surgeon’s guidance. Every product has different unique qualities. Every filler is uniquely manufactured to provide density, smoothness , plumpness and specific texture to skin , some injections are more beneficial when use deeply in the surface of skin and some works better when used on the upper surface of the skin. Surgeons and dermatologist firstly analyze demand of the skin and then suggest what kind of fillers one ‘s skin require.
What to Expect During Treatment
Treatment of Dermal filler does not require an excessive amount of time and can be completed in a single visit. The procedure will begin with a consultation with the surgeon; during which client will discuss about the treatment protocols, medical history of client as well as his family, concerns and expectations.
Prior to the treatment there will be consultation with the surgeon about the treatment, outcomes and medical history of patient. During consultation surgeon will ask question about the individual’s medical history to analyze any drug or medication history, if the patient has any allergies from the chemical that is used in the treatment than the alternate will be discussed and provided by the consultant.
Surgeon will also explore family history of the patient to analyze about skin conditions, allergies medications and neurological condition of the patient’s family to avoid any mishap during or after the surgery and to provide patient safe and desired results.
Before beginning the procedure, the treatment area will be washed and cleaned. Anesthesia might be given to numb the area before starting the procedure. Most of the fillers include mild anesthesia such as lidocaine , this product has numbing properties that reduces discomfort and pain during and after the injection procedure.
After cleaning and anesthesia the surgeon will start injecting the fillers in the skin.
Some clients instantly starts feeling the sensation of swelling and bruising but these are temporary and starts to fade away after some sessions. Results of the fillers are instant and immediate. Downtime of the procedure is minimal and individual can start his daily routine right after the treatment but with some major precautions.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is a surgical procedure. This procedure is a bit risky and is performed as an outpatient procedure .This surgical procedure follows many treatment protocols. During the surgery surgeon also use anesthesia and sedative products to lower down the patient’s pain. Downtime of this procedure is approximately 2 to 3 weeks that is highly dependent on the condition of patient and kind of liposuction performed on patient.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Results of fillers vary from person to person. Generally, the consistency of the serum along with its injecting position determines the effect of the result. The thicker and deeply injected product has long lasting result rather than thinner product, but this is not hard and fast rule. The result also vary from individual to individual
To uphold the long lasting results, this specific process can be repeated by adjusting the technique and quantity of the product.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are considered as the temporary option of the fillers and that is why these fillers are suggested to the clients who are going to take this procedure to analyze the outcome of the procedure. Time duration of fillers last from 6 to 18 months. Results of Lip Injections wear out faster than the nasolabial folds. HA fillers like VOLUMA have lasting properties but sometimes this property is just limited to cheeks area and other parts of treated area can wear off the results.