Dermal fillers have become a very popular cosmetic treatment to improve and enhance a person’s appearance. They offer amazing, long-lasting results without having to undergo surgery. Naturally, before turning to our cosmetic dermatologist Dr. James Ralston for treatment you may have questions about getting dermal fillers. Here's what you should know about this popular cosmetic treatment.
What are dermal fillers?
Fillers are cosmetic injectables that are made up of a biocompatible substance that is designed to volumize, plump, and lift the skin to smooth away lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Dermal fillers are often made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance already found in the body and the skin. Of course, as we get older our bodies stop producing as much hyaluronic acid. This is where dermal filler can help boost HA levels to make skin appear younger.
What can dermal fillers do?
Whether you are looking to target those early signs of aging or just improve your overall appearance, dermal fillers can be used to,
Plump up and enhance thinning lips
Reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds
Fill in areas and contour the face
Dermal fillers can target and sculpt the cheeks, lips, and forehead, as well as the eyes, mouth, and chin.
Will it hurt?
When you turn to our expert cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Ralston for dermal filler treatment, your comfort and safety are our biggest priorities. That means that we take all the appropriate measures to numb the area before treatment. Getting dermal fillers is minimally invasive and well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.
Is there downtime associated with getting dermal fillers?
There is absolutely no downtime, which makes dermal fillers a great option for someone who can’t take time off work or has a busy schedule but still wants to spruce up their appearance before the holidays or an important event.
When will I see the results?
With hyaluronic acid-type fillers, results happen instantly. You may notice some bruising or swelling immediately after treatment; however, these symptoms usually go down within a few days.
How long will the results last?
This will depend on the type of filler and the areas you are treating. Results can last anywhere from 9-18 months.