One of the most effective tools in the battle against common signs of aging is dermal fillers.
These injectable gels reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and have many more benefits.
So, let’s look closer at this essential tool in helping your skin feel younger and look better.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a class of injectables that contribute to fuller-looking, smoother, more hydrated skin. They can treat fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheekbones, and deeper wrinkles like the nasolabial folds.
Also, they’re used in place of several surgical procedures as a less invasive process. Lip and butt injections can have similar or even better results than their counterparts. Often, they require little to no recovery time!
Because they’re considered a medical procedure, you can’t get them at your esthetician’s salon. Instead, you’ll need to book an appointment at a med spa where treatments are performed under medical supervision.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Because your provider injects them under the skin, dermal fillers must be safe for the body. Most contain a naturally occurring sugar, hyaluronic acid (HA). Brands like Juvederm and Restylane have gels formulated from HA that come in varying thicknesses. Thinner versions are injected closer to the skin, and thicker varieties work well for deeper uses.
HA is perfect for dermal fillers because it helps your skin retain moisture, keeping you looking dewy and hydrated. It also stimulates the body’s production of collagen naturally. And even though they aren’t a permanent solution, you’ll love how natural the results look!
What does a dermal filler procedure look like?
A typical dermal filler procedure has several steps, beginning with a consultation. You’ll sit down with your provider to discuss your goals for the treatment. Of course, you should be ready to discuss your medical history and any previous cosmetic procedures you’ve had. They’ll also assess your skin and outline your options for the best outcome.
After the consultation, they’ll map out where to inject the dermal fillers and take photographs if necessary. Next, they’ll clean the treatment area and apply a numbing cream or local anesthetic.
You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort when the injections begin. They’ll apply the gel at each injection site and then massage the area to ensure they evenly distribute it. Depending on your situation, the session could last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.
The best part? Once your treatment is finished, you may have some soreness or bruising at the injection sites. That’s it! Over the next 24 to 48 hours, you’ll see some plumping, and the final effect might take a week or two to settle.
Depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the product used, results last between 6 to 12 months.
The benefits dermal fillers provide
One of the things we love most about dermal fillers is that they provide benefits beyond the original complaint. Even if you have injections for one reason, you’ll enjoy the other perks you get from the procedure.
Wrinkles and other signs of aging are treated
The primary reason we get lines and wrinkles is that our body produces less collagen. Without this vital chemical, your skin starts to sag and loses elasticity. Hyaluronic gel dermal fillers smooth out the skin and restore volume below the surface. On top of that, they also stimulate collagen production too.
Say goodbye to lip lines and crow’s feet!
Cheeks become lifted after receiving dermal fillers
Decreased facial fat and volume lost to sagging skin make your cheeks look sunken and tired. Some dermal fillers restore the volume in your face deeper below the surface. Accentuate your cheekbones and show off your fresh, younger-looking face with injectables.
Dermal fillers can make thin lips look fuller
Instead of lip implants that look fake, lip injections are a natural and easy way to plump thinner lips. Using HA gels, your provider can target your aesthetic goals. They can find the perfect look to accentuate your face using varying amounts of gel.
Smoothing out your lip lines and wrinkles makes you look younger, and they’ll also look more hydrated afterward.
Acne scars can be minimized
Acne scars can make you feel less confident and self-conscious. They’re formed when your skin either produces too little or too much collagen. Treating depressed acne scars with dermal filler is relatively simple and can make them almost disappear.
Beyond filling in the uneven skin, they also encourage collagen production, leading to long-term results.
The results are immediate and long-lasting after receiving dermal fillers
As we mentioned earlier, results from your treatment are immediate within the first 48 hours. Instead of waiting weeks for your skin to heal after an invasive procedure, you’re ready to go immediately!
The HA formula contains molecules that absorb water and continue to plump for up to two weeks. At that point, you can go in for adjustments or just enjoy your perfectly dewy complexion!
Dermal fillers leave your skin looking natural
Plastic surgery can leave your skin looking unnatural and lifeless. Botox and other injectables may solve an immediate problem, but they don’t help your skin heal. Dermal fillers are easily adjustable and customizable to your desired aesthetic. And, if you don’t love the results, it’s easy to add or dissolve the gel and begin again.
The Wellness Club is here to make your skin look youthful again!
The Wellness Club med spa is dedicated to helping you experience your best skin through science. Our team of medically trained technicians is ready to help you with cutting-edge treatment options you’ll love. After you’ve gone through a treatment protocol with us, you’re skin will look and feel younger!
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