Dermal fillers are safe, natural, or synthetic substances that can be injected into and under the skin to reduce wrinkles and folds of skin. They “plump up” the area under the wrinkles, stretching the skin back to its normal thickness. Since wrinkles are one of the most visible signs of aging, injectable fillers are a great way to look and feel younger. Injections are also a non-invasive method of making cosmetic changes, something that is important to many people.
Since they offer similar results without invasive surgical procedures, fillers are sometimes called “liquid facelifts.” Smooth and tight skin is associated with youth in humans, and fillers re-create what may be naturally lost as people age. They are often combined with other non-invasive procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, and skin resurfacing treatments in order to provide the best possible results. This creates young-looking skin that is both smoother and less wrinkled.
Although it is a less invasive treatment than surgery, dermal injections are still given the full attention of a skilled professional. Just as with any cosmetic procedure, a surgeon will assess where the best places to administer the filler are and mark these areas with a pen to ensure none are missed or forgotten. Skilled surgeons have the knowledge and experience to understand how the filler will change the face, and they will use that knowledge to create the best possible result. A topical anesthetic will keep you feeling comfortable during the procedure, which is short and nearly painless.
Recovery from dermal filler injections is almost non-existent. You may be warned not to rub or bother the area for a day or so. This does not mean avoiding the use of makeup, only that you use a light hand to apply it. Some surgeons recommend avoiding vigorous activity for the rest of the treatment day, but otherwise, you can usually go about your normal life. The only difference is that you will now see fewer wrinkles and a smoother, younger-looking face when you look in the mirror.
A skilled doctor can assess your needs and determine what the best treatment for you would be. A combination of procedures such as skin tightening, dermal fillers, and Botox injections may create the best final result. All of these procedures are non-invasive and can be done quickly and easily, yet deliver great results. Many of the signs of aging that are apparent on the skin can be smoothed away by the skillful use of these procedures.