What Should Women Know About Dermal Fillers?

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Dermal Fillers can be injected to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and furrows. These products can also help in the contouring of the face and can be used to plump the lips. Women who are tired of looking older and want to rejuvenate their appearance can find the treatment they are looking for through their dermatologist or plastic surgeon’s office. With this information, women can learn more about this product and how it can be used to erase years from their appearance.

Fillers can be used for a variety of reasons:

  • Smoothing the nasolabial folds (often referred to as laugh lines)
  • Smoothing the lines that run vertically around the lips
  • Making the lips appear plumper
  • Restoring the youthfulness of the cheeks
  • Decreasing the hollowness that occurs under the eyes
  • Plumping indented scars to make them appear less noticeable
  • Replacing the fat pads located in the temples and lower cheeks

Unlike Botox, this product does not interfere with the way the body works. While Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles, this product simply works with the body’s natural reactions to produce the desired effect. While some of these products are synthetic, many are made from natural substances that are produced in the body.

The most popular natural product for filling in lines and wrinkles is hyaluronic acid. This acid is produced by the body and helps to plump the skin and allow it to bounce back. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid levels drop as a person ages which is why many people begin to experience wrinkling and lines. Hyaluronic acid has a unique ability to absorb vast amounts of water so it can plump up the skin wherever it is injected. The results from natural products will generally last three to eighteen months, depending on the person and the product being used.

Synthetic products last longer, with results being semi-permanent. Many dermatologists consider this treatment option a permanent one because wrinkles only begin to return as a person continues to age. Those who are interested in these injections need to call and schedule a consultation appointment to determine whether or not they will be a good candidate and what type of product would be most beneficial.