Dermal fillers are injectables used to treat the signs of aging, like wrinkles. They work by filling in the line or crease. Dermal fillers can also be used to make thin lips plumper and fill out temples, cheeks and jaws. They can make indented scars caused by acne or chicken pox more level with the rest of the skin.
What’s the Difference Between a Dermal Filler and BOTOX®?
Dermal fillers and BOTOX® are both injectables used to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging. BOTOX®, however, works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that create wrinkles while dermal fillers fill them in. Since they work differently, BOTOX® and dermal fillers can be used together.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the most popular type. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the human body. It helps transfer nutrients from the blood stream to skin cells. Injectables made from hyaluronic acid not only add volume and elasticity to tissues, but they also draw water to the skin and thus keep it supple and smooth. Some researchers believe that repeated injections of hyaluronic acid can stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Since hyaluronic acid occurs within the body, products made from it are less likely to cause allergic reactions.
How long the results last depends on the brand used. They can last from anywhere to three months to nearly two years. Examples of hyaluronic acid fillers include Restylane® and Juvederm®.
Synthetic dermal fillers are another popular type of dermal filler. Their effects can last for years. Some examples of synthetic dermal fillers are Sculptra® and Radiesse®.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for this treatment will be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the results. They understand that the treatment will help them to look younger and more refreshed, but that it won’t make them a different person. A good candidate also wants the injections for themselves and not because someone is pressuring them to get them.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you think dermal fillers might be the right solution for you, schedule an appointment at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center in El Segundo. It’s time to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. Our team of cosmetic professionals is here to help you every step of the way. Our office also serves the Los Angeles area. Contact us today to book your consultation.