As you age, the cumulative effects of lifestyle choices and sun damage can start to show in your skin. If you’re looking to reverse some of the signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance, dermal fillers might be the answer.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are sterile gel-like substances that are injected just under the skin to plump areas of lost volume and lift the surrounding tissues.
There are a wide variety of types of fillers. Each has its own pros and cons and vary in price and length of results. A plastic surgery North Carolina doctor can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various options and match you up with the best option for you.
What Can Dermal Fillers Do?
Dermal fillers can be used in a variety of ways to achieve different effects. Fillers can mimic the lifted and firm appearance of youthful skin.
Filling in areas of lost volume, such as eye hollows can lift the skin in the area, creating a rejuvenated appearance. Fillers can also be used to fill in the creases of large wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds, the wrinkles that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Doctors may also utilize fillers to even out asymmetrical features or strengthen a jawline.
The results range from subtle to dramatic, depending on placement, amounts and types of filler used.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers have an excellent safety record. Because there are many different formulations, your doctor can choose the one that’s best for you and even avoid any specific allergens or irritants.
Dermal filler injection is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed after the application of a topical anesthetic. Most patients report minimal discomfort. Results are immediate and patients can return to their regular activities with no downtime.
Doctors can even reverse the effects of most dermal fillers within a few days of injection if needed.