What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are so1, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to add volume. They can address a number of common concerns including smoothing of deep under-eye circles, li1ing of cheekbones, volumization of the lips, smoothing of lip lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and rejuvenation of the hands.
Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. It is water loving, so it plumps and smooths. HA fillers, depending on their specific chemical makeup, can last from six months to 24 months before being gradually absorbed by the body.
One of the main benefits of HA fillers, aside from their natural appearance when injected, is you get immediate results. Also, most HA fillers are premixed with lidocaine, a numbing agent. Here at Ageless Image we also use topical numbing medication to maximize comfort during the treatment.
Each of these substances has its own pros and cons, as well as a unique density, longevity, and texture, which means a particular material may be more or less suited to a specific area of the face or desired result. Choosing the right type of dermal filler is determined by our staff and the client with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, and familiarity with the variety of available fillers and their respective injection techniques. We will thoroughly evaluate any specific areas of concern, understand what you hope to get out of the procedure, and review what to expect before, during, and a1er the treatment to ensure the best cosmetic outcome.