A dermal filler is used to smooth out and create more volume in areas of the skin that have wrinkled and aged over time. The dermal filler comes in the form of hyaluronic acid, collagen and other man-made and natural materials. This skin product can also be used to smooth out wrinkles on the forehead, around the face, plump up lips, lessen the appearance of scars and replace soft-tissue volume loss.
Dermal Filler Types
There are several different types of dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. For example, Restylane offers instant and long lasting wrinkle correction. The makers of this product say that it is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler—one that “restores volume and fullness to skin.” Juvederm is another dermal filler that offers a natural and smooth look. The injection process takes about 15 minutes and the results are instant. In addition, there is usually a quick recovery process, has been FDA approved and lasts almost a year. Dermal fillers work well; however, no one filler is effective for all areas of the face. That is why it is important for you to research dermal fillers first before trying them out. In addition, several multiple fillers can be used to help improve the look of one’s face.
When Choosing a Dermal Filler
When choosing a dermal filler, it is important to choose one that is easy to put in, one that gives you good cosmetic effects, stays on your skin for a certain time and one that is safe to use. Most fillers are put on the skin in a few minutes and if there is any discomfort, you can be given a form of anesthetic. Your doctor will use a thin needle when injecting the dermal filler. There is usually some discomfort with a dermal filler but it is usually brief.
Most dermal fillers are safe; however, complications can occur if the material is not put in the right location or if the injection technique was not done correctly. This is when a qualified and experienced specialist is needed. Always check the person’s credentials before undergoing this procedure. Side effects can be hypersensitivity, some bruising, redness or swelling or ulceration.