The face comprises four major structural components: skin, muscle, fat, and bone. As you grow older, these structures lose volume, resulting in aging signs such as losing high cheekbones and retraction of the jawline. Loss of volume and elasticity in facial muscles further accentuates the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. The good news is that your reliable dermal filler Rockville Center can help smooth lines and replenish lost volume, restoring your youthful appearance. Here is a detailed description of dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are soft, naturally occurring, or synthetic gel-like substances that specialists inject under the skin to address various concerns, such as reducing the appearance of deep under-eye circles. They can also add volume to your lips and lift your cheekbones. Most dermal fillers contain a compound called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring. Hyaluronic acid plays a significant role in the hydration and plumpness of your skin. Dermal fillers with HA can last for up to six months before being absorbed by the body. Besides their natural appearance, hyaluronic fillers can be dissolved by a unique solution if a patient dislikes their appearance after fillers. The injection is also less painful since most HA fillers are premixed with a numbing agent (lidocaine) to reduce discomfort during treatment.
Dermal fillers may contain other compounds such as calcium hydroxylapatite – a naturally occurring compound found in human bones. It has a long track record of safety since specialists have used it in dentistry and reconstructive surgery for years. Some dermal fillers may have Poly-L-lactic acid – a synthetic filler that triggers collagen production. Its action method causes gradual results, making it different from other fillers. It is not a quick fix since collagen production occurs gradually, and the results may be noticeable after several months. Polymethyl methacrylate is a semi-permanent filler that lasts longer than other biodegradable fillers. However, the fillers can be visible, especially for thin-skinned people. It also has potential complications such as lump formation.
These substances are designed for different signs of aging and other cosmetic concerns. They also vary in density, texture, and longevity, meaning one substance may be more or less suited to a particular face area. For this reason, it is essential to choose the right type of dermal filler with the help of a skilled, board-certified cosmetic surgeon. A professional ensures the best cosmetic outcome by evaluating the specific areas of concern and understanding your desired results.
How safe are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are generally safe, but several side effects occur after treatment. Working with a licensed healthcare professional reduces the risk of complications such as asymmetry and scarring. Dermal fillers’ most common side effects include redness, bruising, and bleeding. Like any other cosmetic treatment, it is best to consult with your doctor to ensure you are suited for the procedure. A good candidate for dermal fillers should be physically healthy and have realistic goals. Chronic smokers may not be ideal candidates for dermal fillers since they may not get their desired results.
If you have further questions about dermal fillers, consult your South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine specialist.