You may have heard about a new cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers. However, you are not to blame if you still don’t know too many details about what dermal fillers actually are. Well, it’s important to know that dermal fillers are mostly used to fix and reverse most common signs of facial aging. Experts usually use them to smooth out the deep creases that form around the nose and mouth and to add volume. They are also useful when it comes to achieving fuller cheeks that offer a youthful appearance. And these are just a few of the uses of these dermal fillers. Because they have so many benefits and might still be a mystery for some people, we have prepared a guide on what are dermal fillers, how do they work and some important things to know.

Other uses of dermal fillers include evening out acne or chicken pox scars, filling out the hollows from the under-eye area, and even plumping the lips and smoothing the vertical lines around the lips. They are different than simple botox because they don’t restrict muscle movement that results in wrinkles. Dermal fillers do exactly this: fill out wrinkles while also plumping ad smoothing certain areas. A new trend is for client to use both botox and dermal fillers to achieve remarkably younger facial features that also look natural.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are basically injections that plump a certain area up to the point where the wrinkle or scar is no longer visible. Depending on what type of filler you use (synthetic or natural), its effects can last up to two years. When it comes to permanent or semi-permanent fillers, their effects can even last up to five years.

What you should know

1.      Most famous natural dermal filler is hyaluronic acid

This type of dermal filler is mostly recommended for people who experience allergic reactions often. They are less likely to cause one and have immediate results. However, they usually only last up to 18 months. When the fillers start disappearing, the best thing you can do is to go back and get more injected in order to keep the results.

2.      Synthetic dermal fillers last much longer

When it comes to synthetic dermal fillers, you should know that their effects last much longer. They are also called semi-permanent or even permanent because the filler doesn’t usually dissipate. A problem with them would be that any eventual problems that may occur are also “permanent” or more difficult to correct, in comparison with natural fillers.

3.      There are risks

Apart from allergic reactions, which can sometimes occur, dermal fillers also come with a number of risks. The most common ones are migration and lumping of the fillers. This is why you should gather as much information as possible on dermal fillers and visit the best doctor that you can find to make sure that he/she will know what to do.

Wrapping it all up

So, what did you think about our guide on what are dermal fillers? Did the information provided here help you? Will you try this cosmetic procedure in the future? Tell us what you think down below and if you’ve already tried dermal fillers, show us your results!

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