Dermal fillers are soft tissue materials injected into your skin at different depths to fill in facial wrinkles and provide facial volume. As you age, your face loses subcutaneous fat. Facial muscles are closer to the skin surface, and smile lines, wrinkles, and folds become more apparent. Fillers are used in augmenting facial features and restore a younger, smoother appearance. Most wrinkle fillers are temporary and, over time, the body absorbs the fillers. Many fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material present in cartilage and your skin.
Fillers are the perfect non-surgical treatment for many different areas of the face. You can use dermal fillers on your lips to plump and volumize sagging lips or cheeks that are beginning to sag and wrinkle. You can also use fillers under the eye area and along nasolabial folds or smile lines. These are the lines that run from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth due to loss of facial elasticity and collagen.
Fillers are great to get rid of marionette lines or the lines that run downwards from the corners of your mouth to your chin and make you look unhappy. Use fillers along the jawline to enhance your jaw to give you a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin.
Fillers can also help improve the appearance of aging hands. Fillers for hands are quick, in-office treatments that reduce the appearance of tendons and veins.
Fillers are FDA approved, safe, and non-invasive. However, some side effects can occur. Most side effects include skin rash, itching, or redness. All these side effects disappear shortly. The effects of fillers last for about six months or longer depending on the amount, where the filler is injected, your health, and the aesthetician’s skill.