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What Are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Work?

what are dermal fillers

As we age, our skin becomes thinner and it begins to lose volume. This causes wrinkles, fine lines, folds, sagging, and more. These effects can make you look even older and can put a damper on your self-confidence. In order to restore the plump, smooth, look of youthful skin, our experts recommend a dermal filler treatment. But what are dermal fillers and how do they work?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gels or solutions that can be applied to your face, neck, chin, and more to add volume and stimulate collagen growth. These types of treatments are non-surgical, minimally invasive, and only take about 20-40 minutes.

Today, there are three different kinds of dermal fillers available at Medical Cosmetics: hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapetite, and poly-l-lactic-acid. Some other companies also use fat as a dermal filler, but our experts do not. Different fillers are used for different situations, so which we use depends on the issue you want to address.

How Do They Work?

Now that we’ve answered the question, “What are dermal fillers?”, let’s look at how they work:

Many believe dermal fillers are the same as botulinum toxin injections (also known as Botox.) However, they actually work completely differently. Botulinum toxin works to relax muscles, which smooths out wrinkles and lines. Fillers, on the other hand, work by¬†lifting up skin underneath the surface, which changes the skin’s contour.

When you choose a dermal filler treatment, we can help you make a significant difference to your skin. Not only can dermal fillers correct and lines and wrinkles, but it can also lift up depressed scars, increase lip volume, straighten nose profiles, and reverse the look of a “gaunt” face. As we mentioned above, there are several types of dermal fillers and which we use depends on the issue you want to address.

Are you interested in dermal fillers? Contact our experts today and set up a skin consultation. We’ll evaluate the areas you’re concerned about and recommend the best type of dermal filler for you.