Dermal Filler Information
Dermal fillers are generally used for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and for adding volume and fullness to skin beginning to suffer from volume loss. Dermal fillers such as Voluma can also be used for cheek and chin augmentation, and Radiesse has been used with success to nonsurgically reshape the nose. Restylane is popular for plumping the lips, and some of these dermal fillers can even be used on the chest or hands for a smoother, youthful look.
When performed by a skilled physicial with experience using dermal fillers, these treatments can be extraordinarily natural-looking. Most men and women don’t necessarily want to look as if they have had work done, so strategic dermal filler placement is ideal for someone who just wants to soften their lines and take a few years off their face.
One of the main draws for dermal filler treatments is that they require no recovery time. The actual procedure can be done in as little as ten minutes, depending on how many areas are to be treated, and the patient is then free to resume their daily activities and go back to work immediately. In today’s busy world this is a major benefit. Dermal fillers are the very definition of a “lunchtime facelift,” and as such have been steadily rising in popularity over the years.
The potential side effects of dermal fillers when administered professionally are very minimal, just redness or swelling around the injection site. If this happens, it usually disappears within a few hours or a day, and can be covered easily with makeup. Bruising is another potential side effect, but these can generally be avoided by following your dermatologist’s instructions before coming in for your appointment.