Dermal fillers are substances that are directly injected into the skin. There are two types of dermal fillers: naturally derived and synthetic fillers. The first ones are mostly known as Hyaluronic acid and have smaller risk of side effects than the synthetic ones. The results are immediate but, they last shorter than the synthetic fillers which are considered semi-permanent, because they don’t disappear completely. So, depending on the type of filler, the effects can last from 6 months to 2 years for the natural fillers, and up to 5 years for the synthetic ones.
But, Dermal fillers aren’t Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.
The purpose is different. They can be used for variety of purposes depending on the desires and what kind of goal is to be achieved.
Here are some of the main goals:
- Smoothing out the deep laugh lines
- Plumping thin lips
- Smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips
- Augmenting cheeks
- Filling out the under-eye area
Most often dermal fillers are used for correction of the signs of aging. Eventually, age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will occur and without any question, dermal fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot. The treatment is super-fast and easy. It takes less than 30 minutes to fill hollows, lines, and wrinkles with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. But, is good to be known that there isn’t a best dermal filler, all of them have risks and side effects and everything depends on the doctor’s technique, skill, experience, training, the facial needs, and risk tolerance.