Injectable soft-tissue fillers have been popular for many years now. These products are designed to restore a more youthful look for a fraction of the cost of plastic surgery. At this time, when interest in surgical procedures is waning, considerably more people are seeking more accessible ways to feel great about their appearance. Dermal fillers are used in a variety of areas, including the cheeks, lips, jawline, and even the hands. Here, we discuss the key reasons why dermal fillers may be your new go-to for managing the signs of aging.
Immediate Results, No Downtime
The most prominent benefit of dermal filler treatment is that the effects of most products are immediate. Sculptra may be one exception, with this product acting as a brief scaffold for the skin while primarily working to build new collagen over several months. In most cases, a dermal filler appointment takes less than half an hour. We allow sufficient time to answer questions if you are new to dermal fillers or just want additional information while also providing care efficiently so you are in and out of the office as quickly as possible.
Once dermal filler treatment begins, your provider sees the effects of hyaluronic acid particles binding to water in the deeper layers of the skin. This ensures that you get the results you expect with no overfilling. After treatment, you can return to normal activities right away. You may experience slight redness and pinpoint swelling. Some people bruise a little. These side effects fade quickly and can be covered with makeup if need be.
In addition to working quickly to improve appearance, today’s dermal fillers are long-lasting. Various formulations have been developed in recent years to extend the benefits of treatment up to two years. The duration of dermal filler effects can range based on the area being treated and the softness or density of the product used. Softer fillers like those used for the lips may degrade within a few months, whereas denser fillers used in the cheeks or jawline are built to last well over a year.
Natural Confidence Boost
We all like to feel good about our appearance. The natural rejuvenation that is achieved with dermal fillers translates into a confidence boost for most people. Smoothing lines and wrinkles, plumping thin or deflated lips, strengthening the jawline, removing undereye bags, and generally reviving the youthfulness of the face can make you feel more like you again. Who doesn’t like that?