What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a collagen material made of synthetic or natural substances. The material is used to help correct skin conditions which develop as a result of ageing such as creases, folds and wrinkles.
How do they work?
Dermal fillers have a ‘plumping’ effect when injected into the skin. Put simply dermal fillers will plump-up the area which has received the injection, levelling it with other parts of the skin. Ultimately, different fillers may achieve this goal in slightly different ways, but the result is that the skin will look plump, firm, young and refreshed.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
The most common use for dermal fillers has been to increase the size of women’s lips. Women are looking to preserve their beauty, which is why the option of dermal fillers to reverse or even postpone the unpleasant signs of ageing.
Facial lines are quite common due to advanced age and stress. These can also occur as a result of taking certain prescription drugs or smoking. Dermal fillers are effective in filling lines and improving facial aesthetics. One of the most common lines able to be filled in both men and women are your smile and frown lines.
Wrinkles are an equally common condition which can be treated, and these include forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet). Other commonly treated skin conditions are varicose veins in aged skin; acne scars sunken cheeks and regular scars. Generally, the lines and wrinkles are able to be treated by dermal fillers
Duration and Recovery
No recovery time is required after dermal filler treatments and you can return to day to day activities straight away. You may experience some slight swelling or bruising to the area being injected and typically doesn’t last longer than 48 hours.