Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, or improve facial contours. These fillers can fill thin lips, improve surface contours, smooth facial folds, remove wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars. The effects of most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made of materials that are eventually broken down and absorbed by the body. It may be necessary to repeat the injection procedure to maintain the desired effect.
Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. The injection of a facial filler is usually an outpatient procedure that is done with anesthetic medications. The procedure lasts up to an hour. Your surgeon will recommend the best form of injectable filler depending on the treatment you are looking for.
The filler injection under the skin lifts the skin, resulting in younger facial contours and a rejuvenated appearance. Polylactic acid is a synthetic dermal filler that is injected into the face and causes the body's own production of collagen. Softer fillers are used on the lips, while stronger fillers may be desired to improve the cheekbones. Fat injections are somewhat unpredictable in their duration and vary from patient to patient and the location of the injection.
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is an injectable filler of purified protein that is approved by the FDA for the temporary treatment of frown lines. This filler is different from other fillers because its results are gradual; volumizing occurs over several months, as it stimulates the body to produce collagen.The cost of dermal filler treatments varies and depends on the provider performing them, the area being treated, and the type of filler selected. It is important to consult with a qualified professional before undergoing any injectable filler treatment.In conclusion, injectable filler treatments can be used to restore lost volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, or improve facial contours. Dermal fillers are regulated by the FDA as medical devices and their effects are usually temporary.
Different types of fillers can be used depending on the desired outcome, such as polylactic acid, fat injections, or botulinum toxin. It is important to consult with a qualified professional before undergoing any injectable filler treatment.