5 Things you should Know if you’re thinking about Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are popular treatments that can help your skin look younger and improve facial imperfections. Before you consider this type of treatment, you should understand what dermal fillers are and what they’re used for, as well as who you should trust to administer them. In this blog, the doctors and medical staff at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation explain 5 things you need to know about dermal fillers:
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectable treatments that often contain hyaluronic acid. There are many different types to choose from, and they can have different purposes. You’ll probably recognize many of the brand names of dermal fillers, which include Juvederm and Restalyne. Although Botox is an injectable, it’s not a dermal filler because it weakens or paralyzes certain muscles or blocks specific nerves rather than filling in wrinkles and other areas.
What do Dermal Fillers do?
Dermal fillers give the skin a plump, hydrated look and restore lost volume. The following are some of the improvements they can help achieve:
- Soften facial wrinkles and creases
- Plump cheeks, chins, jawlines, temples, or hands
- Lessen the appearance of skin folds such as nasolabial folds or “marionette lines”
- Plump thin limps
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Decrease or remove the lower shadows of your lower eyelids
Who should administer your Dermal Fillers?
The results you can achieve from dermal fillers depends on the artistry and expertise of the practitioner who’s administering them, so it’s an important decision to make.
You should choose a qualified, experienced medical professional who is licensed and certified like the ones at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation. You’ll be assured that FDA-approved materials are used and properly administered, decreasing your risk of any problems and giving you the best possible results.
What types of fillers are available, and what purpose do they serve?
Some fillers have larger particle sizes, and others have smaller particles, so they’ll yield different results. In general, fillers with larger particles can plump larger areas like cheekbones, and those that have smaller particles are more effective for filling fine lines and plumping lips. Your practitioner will explain what type of filler is most appropriate to address the issues you’re concerned about.
Popular types of dermal fillers include the following:
- Calcium hydroxylapatitie (brand names include: Radiesse): Calcium hydroxylapatite is found in human bones and can treat moderate-to-severe creases and enhance the fullness of areas such as the cheeks.
- Hyaluronic acid (brand names include: Juvederm, Restylane): These injections can improve the skin’s contour and help with lines and scars.
- Polyactic acid (brand names include: Sculptra): This synthetic filler increases your body’s production of collagen. It’s often effective on the lower half of your face on areas such as lips or laugh lines.
How quick are results, and how long do they last?
Depending on the type of filler used, you may be able to see results right away. Most fillers provide results that last from about 12 to 36 months, so you may want to repeat treatments after this point.
Some types of fillers, such as Sculptra, may last longer, since they stimulate your body’s production of collagen.
To learn more about dermal fillers and whether they’re right for you, make an appointment today for a consultation with New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation at one of our offices in Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Manhattan. Our experienced medical staff has significant training and expertise in dermal fillers and can help you choose the treatment that will let you look your best.