As you get older, your skin starts to go through changes. The rate of collagen production decreases, your skin loses elasticity, facial volume begins to decrease, and wrinkles begin to form. Add in external factors like sun, wind, cold temperatures, and impurities like smoke and smog, and the rate at which your skin ages increases significantly. When you look older than you are, it can drastically impact your confidence, and can also impact how others see you. At OHIOSmiles, we can help to restore a more youthful appearance with dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are liquid treatments that are injected into your skin. These liquids are designed to plump target areas, which aids in restoring lost volume. Because they restore volume, they help to fill out your face again and also help to reduce and even eliminate lines and wrinkles. They provide results instantly, restoring a younger looking appearance to your face.
Uses For Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are commonly used on the face and can be used to correct a variety of different concerns including:
- Lines that run from the nose to the corners of your mouth, called nasolabial folds or laugh lines.
- Thin lips.
- Vertical lines around the edges of your lips.
- Hollows under the eyes.
- Lost volume in the cheeks.
- Acne and chicken pox scars.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are fairly straightforward. Liquid treatment is injected directly into your skin around the areas to be treated. As the liquid is injected, it plumps or fills out, the area, causing wrinkles, folds, and depressions to disappear. Dermal fillers are often confused with Botox. While both of these treatments are injectables, they are two very different treatments. Where Botox prevents muscle movement, thereby getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers plump the skin. Some can even stimulate new collagen production. Depending upon the type of dermal filler used, the results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
Natural Vs. Synthetic Dermal Fillers
There are several types of dermal fillers, and these fillers are broken into two categories. Natural dermal fillers are made up of a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that binds moisture, which aids in keeping your skin plump and looking hydrated. The results of these injections are immediate, but they do begin to break down over time. Most natural dermal fillers only last 3 to 18 months. To maintain the results, regular injections are needed.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers, particularly natural ones, are considered to be very safe. In rare instances, lumping may occur. If it does, it can usually be corrected. Additionally, because hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction. We are highly trained in administering dermal fillers, helping to reduce the risk of any complications.
Dermal fillers can restore lost facial volume, filling out your face, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This can restore a more youthful appearance and give you back your confidence. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call OHIOSmiles at (740) 439-2501 today.