Cosmetic fillers are designed to fill in the fine lines, wrinkles and deep creases that are the result of normal facial aging and age-related volume loss. These advanced, FDA-approved solutions are often formulated to provide additional structural support at the very foundation of the dermis. Best of all, procedures involving cosmetic fillers are fast, non-invasive and virtually free of discomfort. Following is everything you need to know about cosmetic fillers, including the different ways in which they can dramatically enhance your appearance.
Eliminate Static Wrinkles Along the Nasolabial Folds in Mere Minutes
Also referred to as dermal fillers or injectable fillers, cosmetic fillers are frequently comprised of a naturally-occurring acid called hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a substance that’s found in the foundation of the skin. When injected into the face, HA-based solutions attract water molecules and bind themselves to nearby skin cells. This is what creates the plumping effect that fills in loose and sagging skin across the visage. Dermal fillers are most commonly used along the nasolabial folds, around the mouth and at the jawline. Best of all, many dermal filler technologies can be safely paired with a number of other non-invasive cosmetic treatments. This is ideal for people with a variety of aesthetic issues to address and who require integrated and individualized treatments for reaching their overall cosmetic goals.
Get Temporary and Virtually Risk-Free Results
Dermal fillers that are largely comprised of HA are only meant to produce temporary results. Over time, the body is able to recognize and absorb the hyaluronic acid in these solutions. As it does, the treated areas will gradually regain their former appearances. Some dermal fillers, however, have polymethylmethacrylate, polycaprolactone, calcium hydroxylapatite or polylactic acid as their base. These biosynthetic polymers are used to extend the duration of dermal filler treatments. As such, the effects of these fillers may last for one to three years, or even beyond. Before committing to long-lasting filler materials, however, patients are always advised to try temporary solutions first. With these, there is virtually no risk of getting stuck with treatment results that you don’t like.
Choose from a Broad Range of Options in Cosmetic Fillers
When using dermal fillers to create a fuller and more youthful appearance, the potential for allergic reaction may be a major concern. While we can perform both allergy tests and skin tests to rule out allergic reactions, you also have the option of choosing from a number of non-animal-based, synthetic and all-natural solutions. We can let you know more about your options when you come in for your consultation.
Enjoy an Incredibly Fast Treatment Experience
Dermal filler injections typically take just a few minutes to complete. Moreover, these treatments are performed with very fine needles. However, we can apply topical anesthetics to the skin before treatment to increase your comfort even more.
Once a person’s injections are done, this individual will be immediately free to leave the office and can return to his or her normal activities right away. Cosmetic fillers often produce immediate results, but patients can also expect to see additional improvements in the days and weeks that follow their injections.
Our experts are pleased to offer many different cosmetic fillers at Pinnacle Dermatology. If you are interested in learning more about rejuvenating your overall appearance with these treatments, contact our office in Birmingham today.