Cosmetic fillers are a popular treatment for many because they don’t require surgery or recovery time. In most cases, individuals use cosmetic fillers to smooth fine lines and add volume to aging skin. Here are some ways that you can benefit from having dermal fillers:
One of the primary benefits of cosmetic fillers is that they don’t require downtime. The procedure typically only takes 15-30 minutes to administer, and individuals can resume their normal activities as soon as the treatment is complete.
Minimal Side Effects
The side effects of dermal fillers are minimal. There may only be redness and slight swelling at the injection site, but this typically subsides in a few days. Many individuals choose to quickly cover any post-injection redness with makeup.
A Reduction in Wrinkles
As the aging process takes hold on your skin, fine lines and wrinkles will be lost due to your body producing less collagen. You may notice wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth and in between your eyebrows. Cosmetic fillers can be injected into these areas and tighten your skin.
Restores Structure to the Skin
When you reach your 30s, your body will start to produce less hyaluronic acid, which is an important component to keeping the skin supple. There are some cosmetic fillers that are made with hyaluronic acid that restores the structure to your skin.
Types of Dermal Fillers
The most common types of dermal fillers include:
Some popular cosmetic fillers made with hyaluronic acid include Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Elevess, and Hylaform. Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid can improve the contour of the skin and lessen depressions in the skin that may be a result of scars, fine lines, or injuries. With hyaluronic cosmetic fillers, you can treat:
- Thin lips
- Crow’s feet
- Acne scars
- Scars from burns
- Lines on the forehead
- Smoker’s lines
Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that is made of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring substance in human bones. It is a mineral compound that can treat:
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
- Fine lines in the nasolabial folds
In addition, Radiesse can also help restore fullness to facial contours, such as the cheeks, and it can increase volume in facial areas that lose volume because of certain medications. This is a dermal filler that can produce natural results and will not migrate.
How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?
There are many different types of dermal fillers. The dermal filler that you choose will determine how long the results will last. Most dermal fillers will yield results that last at least six months. However, there are some that can last up to one year. In addition, more advanced fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, are formulated to last up to two years.