What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are smooth, gel-like components injected beneath the skin. They can treat various common issues, such as the smoothing of profound under-eye circles, the smoothing of lip lines, the regeneration of the hands, and the lifting of cheekbones. Dermal fillers can be created from various substances, some naturally occurring and others synthetic. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most commonly used compounds in dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last anywhere from six months to much longer before being slowly absorbed by the body. Since some Londonderry dermal fillers naturally dissolve over time, you may need to replicate the process after a while to retain the desirable effect.

Applications of dermal fillers

Soft tissue fillers are most frequently used on the face to smooth wrinkles and fine lines while also adding volume and plumpness. Fillers can also cover up scars and treat wrinkles in other body parts.

  • Increase the size of the buttocks.
  • Implants in the bone, tendon, ligament, or muscle.
  • Increase the fullness of your foot.
  • Enlarge the breasts (breast augmentation).
  • Inject the glabella (the area between the eyebrows), the nose, the periorbital area (around the eyes), the forehead, or the neck.

Removal of dermal fillers

If you want to remove or reduce fillers due to side impacts, you can do so with injections or surgery. These processes come with their own set of dangers. You should be aware that removing the filler material, particularly “permanent” fillers or fillers made of materials that do not generally resorb, such as hyaluronic acid, may be challenging or impossible.

Effects of using dermal fillers

The applications of dermal fillers carry the same risks as any other medical technique. It is essential to understand their limitations and potential dangers. Any dermal filler can cause temporary, long-term, or both side effects. Most dermal filler side effects appear shortly after injection and disappear within a few weeks. After hand treatment, swelling and pain can last for a month or longer. Adverse effects from dermal filler injections can appear weeks, months, or even years after the procedure.

How long does a dermal filler last?

The duration of your fillers will be determined by the kind of filler used, the amount of filler used, and where it was injected. It will also be determined by how quickly your body absorbs the filler. Most fillers last between 6-24 months on average. Inquire with your practitioner about what to expect and how frequently you may need to have them redone once you are satisfied with the results of your treatment.

Best practices for dermal filler aftercare

These dermal filler aftercare instructions speed up healing and reduce side effects:

  1. Keep away from high temperatures.
  2. Follow your surgeon’s dermal filler aftercare instructions to keep your skin clean.
  3. Do not rub or touch the injected areas.
  4. You should report any unusual side effects to your practitioner as soon as possible.
  5. You should avoid exercise for the first 24 hours after your treatment.

Dermal fillers work to combat the effects of skin aging by replacing lost volume beneath the skin’s surface. Call Inbloom Health + Medispa to book your appointment to learn how dermal fillers and how they can help you regain your youthful looks.