Here’s your comprehensive guide to dermal fillers
What are dermal fillers?
As we age, we develop fine lines and wrinkles. You might also notice significant volume loss. Over time, due to the loss of subcutaneous fat, the skin on the middle of our faces shifts down, causing our cheeks to sag. While these signs of ageing are completely normal, you can minimise them with the help of dermal fillers if you are unhappy with them. Dermal fillers are FDA approved injectable implants used to help lift and add support. They are also used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are injected beneath your skin using a needle.
Dermal fillers can be of a variety of temporary or permanent materials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following options:
calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), a temporary gel solution that lasts for 18 months
collagen, a temporary material that lasts for up to four months
hyaluronic acid, a temporary material that loses its effect after 6 to 12 months
poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, Sculptra Aesthetic) that lasts about two years
polymethylmethacrylate beads, the only permanent type of dermal filler available
What are the uses of dermal fillers?
Like Botox, dermal fillers are often used to treat wrinkles. However, it is important to note that dermal fillers are not effective for all types of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are the best way to treat static wrinkles caused by the loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin. They are also a great option to treat deep lines that are etched on your face and are visible even when facial muscles are not contracting. Different types of fillers are used to treat varying signs of ageing. Dermal fillers can be used for the following purposes:
They help in plumping up thinning lips.
A dermal filler can help you add fullness to the shallow or sinking areas in the face.
A filler can effectively treat the smile lines around your mouth.
What areas can we treat using dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used in the following areas to treat wrinkles and add volume:
Do dermal fillers have any side effects?
Dermal fillers are usually safe, but side effects can occur in some cases. A few side effects caused by dermal fillers are:
Tyndall effect: It refers to the appearance of a bluish cast to the skin. It can occur if thicker hyaluronic acid fillers are injected too superficially beneath the surface of the skin.
Acne-like bumps beneath the skin
Skin damage that causes a wound, infection, or scarring
Redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling
Are dermal fillers permanent?
Since the vast majority of fillers are absorbable, they offer temporary results that last from months to a couple of years, depending on the product and the person. You may need to repeat the procedure after regular intervals to maintain the results.
Where to get dermal fillers?
At ISAAC Luxe, we use a wide variety of dermal fillers to help you keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. We use the safest dermal fillers that contain pure protein to ensure the best results and minimal side effects. Before administering the dermal fillers, we carefully take into consideration your skin needs to devise personalised treatment plans for you. To learn more about dermal fillers, book a consultation session here.