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Dermal Fillers: Why we love them

Although once kept as a woman’s best secret, dermal fillers have come to be known as the go-to non-surgical enhancements for our facial features. Nowadays, dermal fillers have become very popular among men and women, and are no longer shunned as they were before, due to the frequency with which people from all walks of life are doing them.

What do dermal fillers consist of?

Basically, dermal fillers are injectables used beneath the skin surface to plump it up and smoothen out fine lines and hollows. They contain naturally occurring substances like your own fat or synthetic materials and hyaluronic acid, and work differently compared to Botox, which is also very popular. Dermal fillers work well on aging skin by improving the facial volume and hollow contours. Normally, they are injected on the lower part of the face where they replenish lost volume.

Uses of dermal fillers

Injected by qualified medical personnel and coupled with realistic expectations, dermal fillers work wonders and give results of a younger-looking, softer and radiant face. Although aging cannot be stopped, it can be delayed, and that’s where these dermal fillers come in, and are used more prominently on the face. Areas and issues that have proven to be drastically improved by dermal fillers include:

  • Lips that need enhancement
  • Sunken jowls
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smile lines
  • Aging hands
  • Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
  • Scarring especially acne scars

Types of dermal fillers

  • Juvederm: This type of dermal filler, which is gel in nature, is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found inside our bodies. Juvederm, if used correctly, it restores volume to the face and diminishes wrinkles and facial folds. This filler lasts for more than 6 months after injection.
  • Restylane: This is commonly used to add volume to the lips. It is also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face and restore elasticity. Same as Juvederm, it lasts for more than 6 months after initial injection.
  • Radiesse: This one is a synthetic filler used to fill deep creases and folds on the face. It also stimulates the production of collagen and can last for up to two years after injection.
  • Fat Transfer: Fat from your own body is also used as a filler. It is the safest of all fillers since the chances of having infections or being allergic are very minimal; in addition to it being completely natural. The results of fat transfer can last anywhere from five years onwards.

To know more about dermal fillers and which one is the best for you, please book an appointment for a free consultation.

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