None of us can escape physical aging. It takes a toll on our health and body, leading to facial wrinkling and fine lines. There are plenty of surgical and non-surgical options available to achieve a youthful look. Most people think of surgical options as the most effective. However, what if I told you that there is an easy, effective, and virtually painless way to get rid of early signs of aging.
Dermal fillers, aka facial fillers, are no less than a real-life magic wand for smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles without needing a knife. The demand for these non-surgical treatments is always on the rise. It specifically rose by over 40 percent between 2011 and 2017. Today, they are amongst the top five most requested cosmetic treatments. The safety and versatility of dermal fillers make them the first choice for treating aging skin amongst many.
While most dermal fillers aim to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles, fix the lost volume, and enhance your face’s contours, the results will be based on the product used for the treatment. Collagen boosting injectables will work by stimulating the natural production of collagen in your skin and making your skin more supple and smooth. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin that works by plumping up soft tissues, absorbing water molecules, and making you look refreshed and well hydrated.
Who are Dermal Fillers for?
Dermal fillers are very safe, effective, and offer immediate results. They are made up of ingredients that are compatible with our bodies. If you wish to address the early signs of aging, you can get dermal fillers. If you deal with severe aging symptoms and have lost tone and elasticity in your skin, a surgical procedure might be more suitable. If you are struggling with any of the following: nasolabial folds, acne scars, loss of facial volume, lines around the eyes, thinning lips, dermal fillers are an ideal option for you.
Which Filler is Right for Me?
To determine which filler is suitable for you, you have to come in for a consultation with one of our experts. The choice of the procedure is based on your aesthetic goals and the type of wrinkles. While the goal of dermal fillers is to erase the visible signs of aging, the type of dermal fillers selected will vary. The two most popular fillers are collagen fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers. Let’s explore both:
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein present in your bones, tendons, cartilage, and skin. The collagen present in your body is responsible for giving you smooth, firm, and youthful-looking skin while doing many other important things for your body. As we age, our body tends to produce less collagen, and we end up with facial lines and wrinkles, loss of volume, and suppleness.
Collagen-boosting dermal fillers help your body to produce more collagen. They help restore the natural fullness while strengthening the support structure underneath the skin.
Results of Collagen Fillers
Getting collagen-based filler is a very straightforward process. The practitioner will administer injections into the specified areas of your skin with the help of a tiny needle. A topical anesthetic will be used if you have a very low pain tolerance. These injections will instantly smooth out the fine lines and add volume to the hollow parts of your face.
Over time, you will see the long-lasting benefits of collagen filler as they trigger your body to build healthy collagen. This multiplies the effects of the results, lasting for a year or more. You may need to get these injections after regular intervals to maintain the results.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid filler rose to the surface in the early 2000s and are considered a primary choice amongst all dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers were deemed one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic surgery procedures of 2017, second to Botox. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our skin and is known to maintain the volume and softness of our skin.
Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining the proper moisture balance in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture and holds up to 10x weight in water. That is why they make your skin look plump and hydrated. They work by trapping water molecules in the skin, giving you smoother, softer, and youthful-looking skin.
Results of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
The practitioner will use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before injecting hyaluronic acid filler. You will experience some very mild discomfort during the administration, but it will subside soon. It is common to experience bruising and swelling after the treatment. Don’t worry, as it will fade away in a couple of hours.
Results are visible almost instantly and can last anywhere from six months to a year. Additional treatments will be required to maintain the results. Hyaluronic acid fillers will also boost your body’s natural collagen production, and the results will continue to improve over the next six months.
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We hope you found this article informative and that we clarified some of the confusion for you regarding fillers.
Dermal fillers will not stop the aging process by any means. Still, they are an ideal solution to eliminate facial hollowness, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the lost volume. With our experts’ superior skills and artistry, you will surely put your best face forward by choosing a filler that will work perfectly with your aesthetic goals.
Connect with us and get your youthful and refreshed skin back if you wish to learn more about collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers and turn the aging clock in the reverse direction.