Do you have wrinkles or fine lines on your face that you want to minimize the appearance of? Are you considering getting dermal fillers but wish to know more? Well look no further! Below is what you need to know before getting dermal fillers.

1. What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved injectable substances that smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin making it look fuller in order to reduce and eliminate wrinkles and lines giving the skin a healthier, younger appearance.

2. Are dermal fillers the same as Botox?

No, dermal fillers are different from Botox although they are both injectable substances. Dermal fillers are meant for smoothing and improving the skin’s appearance, especially lips and any part of the face, by “plumping” the skin. Conversely, Botox freezes the muscles to stop fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions.

3. What are the different types of dermal fillers?

There are four types of dermal fillers, according to the Food and Drug Agency. The FDA defines each type of dermal filler by the substances they contain:

a. Hyaluronic Acid (Effective and lasts for 6-12 months)
b. Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Effective and lasts up to 18 months)
c. Poly-L-lactic Acid (Effective and lasts up to 2 years)
d. Polymethylmethacrylate (Effective and has permanent results)

4. How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers work like collagen that plumps up the skin and removes signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, and sagging. Aging signs become evident as the natural production of collagen in the body decreases over time. So, dermal fillers act as natural collagen to plump up, smoothen, and restore the skin’s volume.

5. Do dermal fillers hurt?

Dermal fillers do not hurt although you may feel a little pain when the needles are inserted into your skin. A numbing substance, lidocaine, may be added to the feedback fillers to reduce pain.

6. Are dermal fillers’ results immediate?

The results of dermal fillers are immediate and can be seen directly after the procedure. However, it may take up to four weeks for the dermal fillers to fully integrate into your body’s natural tissues.

7. Are dermal fillers for women only?

No, men also can benefit from dermal fillers although they are more popular with women. If you are a man interested in dermal fillers, book a consultation with a specialist today.