When you look in the mirror, do you notice hollowness under your eyes or sagging in your cheeks? What about fine lines and wrinkles surrounding your mouth and nose? These are to be expected as you age, but many solutions can combat them and help you appear to be more youthful. Dermal fillers are among the most popular and effective ways to address age-related volume loss and fine lines. They can also give you fuller lips and a more contoured facial structure.
At Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center, we offer a wide range of dermal filler injectables, including brands like Restylane and Juvéderm. Find out below how fillers restore lost volume and enhance your facial features.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that can be used for various aesthetic purposes. Fillers use synthetic solutions to increase volume under your skin, accentuating certain facial features or giving you a more youthful look.
One of the many changes that come with the natural aging process is decreased hyaluronic acid within your skin. Hyaluronic acid is the natural component that adds fullness beneath the skin and gives your face a young, supple look.
Many dermal fillers are formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid to increase volume under aging skin. This increase in volume can also smooth out minor fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
The volume created by dermal fillers can also enhance your existing facial features or overall facial structure. Some people have a naturally soft jawline or ill-defined cheekbones. Fillers strategically add volume to these areas to create a more structured, contoured look.
Another popular treatment is dermal filler lip enhancement. Dermal fillers injected into thin lips can create a fuller, poutier appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers
Do you have questions about cosmetic fillers, such as “How long do dermal fillers last?” First-time filler patients often have questions and concerns about what they can expect from this type of treatment. The following are just some of the most common questions we get about our injectable treatments.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Since dermal fillers are used for a number of different concerns, almost anyone can be a candidate for treatment. As long as you are over the age of 18, you can schedule a consultation for dermal filler injections.
During your consultation appointment, we will assess your aesthetic concerns to determine whether fillers are the best course of action. If you have any of the following issues, you may qualify for filler injections:
- Thin lips
- Weak cheekbones
- Soft jawline
- Sagging cheeks
- Sullen under-eyes
- Hanging jowls
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Crow’s feet
If you want to achieve a more youthful appearance or enhance certain facial features without extensive surgery, dermal fillers present a great solution. The only way to find out is by scheduling a consultation appointment with one of our injection specialists.
Are There Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
The dermal filler market is wide-ranging and vast, with seemingly endless options available. There are several different brands of filler, each of which contains various types of dermal fillers designed to address multiple cosmetic concerns.
What Are Dermal Fillers Administered with?
Dermal filler injections are administered with an ultrafine needle and medical-grade syringe. A topical anesthetic is usually applied prior to the injection process, which prevents you from feeling the needle being inserted.
Will My Dermal Filler Session Take a Long Time?
Something that patients love about dermal fillers is how fast and simple the process is. Once your topical anesthetic has been applied, it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to administer your injections. This makes the total treatment time about 20 to 30 minutes from your time of arrival. There is also no recovery process after getting fillers, which means you can go right back to your normal activities once you leave our office.
When Will I See the Results of My Injections?
While filler can immediately add volume to the skin, it will take several days to see the final results of your treatment. For about three to five days after your session, the molecules in your filler solution will gradually increase in size. For most patients, their filler reaches its maximum volume about one week after the injection process.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Before getting cosmetic fillers, it’s important to understand that they are not permanent solutions to your aesthetic concerns. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from three months to 18 months, depending on several factors. The filler brand, injection site, and volume of filler used can all impact the duration of your results.
For example, Restylane dermal fillers under eyes can last about nine months to one year. Juvéderm dermal fillers lip injections last about four to six months, depending on how much filler is used. Fillers in the lip typically dissolve faster than fillers elsewhere because of the range of movement in this area.
Achieving a More Youthful Appearance with Cosmetic Fillers
Hollow under-eyes, sagging cheeks, marionette lines, and thin lips are all common aesthetic complaints, but can they all be fixed with the same solution? Injectable fillers are a great way to resolve these concerns and more without surgical intervention. Dermal fillers under eyes can help create a more youthful appearance, while fillers in the lips can transform your facial structure.
We offer a large selection of dermal filler options at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center. Patients throughout Los Angeles, CA, can see a major change in their appearance thanks to this simple, non-surgical aesthetic option. To schedule your dermal filler treatment, give us a call or contact us online today.