Youthful skin without going under the knife? No wonder more and more people — women and men alike — are raving about dermal fillers.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Second only to Botox, dermal fillers are among the most popular non-invasive, anti-aging treatments worldwide. They can add volume to your face by filling in fine lines and wrinkles or plump up facial areas that have diminished fat — like your temples, under eye, lips, and cheeks — which causes sagging and wrinkling skin.
Dermal fillers are manufactured from different materials, and their effects will be dependent on the filler types utilised, whether permanent or temporary. The filler will be applied through a series of tiny injections on the facial areas that requires plumping. Some fillers come with anaesthesia, while others don’t. The injections will then be massaged gently. The treatment can last from 30 minutes to one hour.
According to dermatologists and aestheticians, the majority of women and men who use dermal fillers begin their treatment during their 30s to 50s. But, patients aged 20 to even 80 years also get the same treatment. Younger patients usually use dermal fillers for plumping their lips or filling their laugh lines.
The main selling point of dermal fillers is the subtle enhancements they can deliver. Most patients love dermal fillers since they can look younger without downtime due to immediate results, and without looking like they had something done. But, note that those in their late 40s to early 50s won’t get the same results as younger patients since their skin features excessive volume loss and laxity that can’t be addressed by dermal filler injections alone.
Where to go for Dermal Fillers Treatment
Dermal fillers must be injected by dermatologists, qualified healthcare professionals who’ve completed dermal fillers training classes, or nurses under the direction of a doctor. When deciding on your available options, make sure to ask who’ll perform the procedure, the type of training or qualifications they have, and the number of procedures they’ve previously done — the more, the better.
Lastly, don’t just base your decision on cost alone since just like any other procedure, dermal fillers have potential risks.