Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can be used to add volume to the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. They are commonly made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for providing moisture and volume to the skin.

During the procedure, a medical professional will use a fine needle to inject the filler into the desired areas of the face. The procedure is generally well-tolerated and causes only minor discomfort, and the results can be seen immediately.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks and temples
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jawline)
  • Lip augmentation

The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the individual patient. The procedure is generally safe and effective, with minimal risks and side effects.

However, there are some potential risks associated with dermal fillers, including bruising, swelling, and infection at the injection site, as well as more serious complications such as allergic reactions, nerve damage, or vascular occlusion (blockage of blood vessels). It is important to choose a reputable and experienced medical professional to perform the procedure and to follow post-treatment care instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications.