Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected under the skin into specific areas of the face and hands. Results of a Dermal filler treatment should yield faded facial lines, smoother skin and restoration of fullness and volume.
Dermal fillers have been approved as early as the 1980’s. The treatment was approved to correct moderate to severe facial lines and promote a fuller and smoother facial appearance. It dramatically restores fullness with clients that have had a recent weight loss. It can correct and erase acne scars and other forms of scars.
There is a wide variety of areas of the face that can be treated, here are some specific treatments that a Dermal filler can be injected:
- Adds fullness and volume to lips
- Adds volume and fullness to cheeks
- Softens facial static lines and wrinkles
- Diminishes look of surgical and other forms of scarring
- Assists with correcting facial deformities
There are some differences between a Neurotoxin treatment and Dermal filler treatment. It is important to remember that both treatments yield temporary results, but a Dermal filler treatment will have longer lasting results. A Neurotoxin is primarily used to treat wrinkles and fine lines on your upper face (forehead, crow’s feet and glabellar), while a Dermal filler adds volume and fullness to different areas of the face and hand.
All Dermal filler procedures will begin with the application of a numbing agent. Pain associated with this treatment will vary patient to patient. It has been reported that pain is experienced from mild to moderate. All Dermal filler syringes include the numbing medication: Lidocaine. As treatment progresses the Lidocaine will also assist with reducing the amount of pain that could be experienced.
Immediately following a Dermal filler treatment, for the first 24 hours avoiding strenuous activities is recommended. It is very common for patients to swell during treatment and experience bruising during and after treatment. Lips may feel a little sore, but you should never feel a significant amount of pain. Call your injector if pain increases. Symptoms may last a few days following the day of procedure. Application of ice is advised to help with symptoms.
There is a corrective medication that can be applied through a syringe directly into the area that filler was placed to remove a Dermal filler. Time is a very important factor in the success of the removal. Once long periods of time have passed, it may be difficult for the medication to remove entirety of filler.