Dermal Fillers
As a cosmetic medical treatment that’s non-invasive and can start to show results immediately, dermal fillers have become incredibly popular. Here’s what you need to know about them, what they are, how they work, and how effective they are.

What are dermal fillers?

A non-invasive, anti-aging treatment, dermal fillers are designed to help you counteract the loss of collagen that comes over time. When we lose collagen, our skin loses its fullness. This creates “lines of rest” which are different from “lines of activity” like smile lines and crows’ feet. By carefully injecting collagen into key areas in the face, we can help not only reduce the appearance of these wrinkles and fine lines, but we can rejuvenate the skin, helping it maintain its volume, structure, and bounce for a lot longer. A dermal filler treatment lasts around 20-40 minutes, after which you are free to leave and live your life are you normally would.

What you can expect from dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of places around the face that are prone to fine lines and wrinkles as we lose collagen. This includes lines around the chin and jawline, nasolabial lines that appear around the outside of the nose, and marionette wrinkles that appear under the eyes. The results are a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines and the restoration of lost volume that looks natural and beautiful. These results are instant and long-lasting, though they do fade over time, so multiple treatments might be best recommended to help you keep those results for longer.

About dermal lip fillers

Besides helping to restore the natural bounce and contour of your face, dermal fillers can also be used both bring youth to your lips and to enhance them even further with lips that are naturally plumper and fuller looking. With careful application how much of the dermal filler is applied, we have much greater control over lip fullness and contour, adding as much shape, structure, and volume as you desire. It’s a totally safe, widely approved treatment that causes less bruising than other dermal filler treatments, so you can enjoy the new look and feel of your lips almost immediately.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers and their effects can vary depending on a few factors. There are different products like Juvéderm and Restylane which have different lifespans, first of all. Other factors such as skin type, age, and lifestyle factors also contribute. However, in general, the results of treatment tend to last between six and twelve months, after which, a follow-up appointment can help you quickly and easily “top up” your collagen. For dermal lip fillers, this is usually closer to six months.