There are few people who haven’t heard about or seen the impressive capabilities of dermal fillers. These revolutionary products have turned the entire cosmetic industry on its head. Where invasive lifting surgeries were once the only solution to advanced facial aging, high-quality fillers have made it possible for people to completely revitalize their appearances without tissue removal, incisions, downtime, risk of infection, or risk of scarring. If you’re eager to regain your youthful good looks but aren’t ready to commit to a surgical procedure, high-quality dermal fillers could be right for you.

What Dermal Fillers Are

Although dermal fillers all perform the basic function of either restoring lost volume or adding volume to areas that lacked essential fullness to begin with, there are many different filler types on the market. Among the most popular of these are hyaluronic acid-based fillers or HA-based fillers. HA is a naturally occurring acid that exists all throughout your body in your joints, connective tissues, and skin. HA promotes youthfulness, fullness, and general elasticity by attracting and retaining water molecules to produce optimum hydration.

When HA-based fillers are injected into the visage, these products have the ability to quickly fill in deep lines and creases, noticeable facial hollows, and loose, sagging skin. By attracting and retaining water, the HA in these formulas not only fills wrinkled skin back out, but it additionally hydrates all levels of the dermis to create a soft and dewy look all-around. Moreover, because of the largely natural composition of these products, they can be easily recognized and metabolized by your body. As a result, the effects of these treatments rarely last beyond six to nine months. This makes it unnecessary to commit to permanent or semi-permanent treatment results.

Dermal Fillers With Microspheres For Long-Lasting Aesthetic Improvements

A popular alternative to HA-based fillers are fillers that are designed with special, volumizing microspheres. These injectables function much like HA-based fillers, however, they are often intended to last significantly longer. In fact, some of these products are capable of producing permanent aesthetic improvements. Comprised largely of Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres or PMMA microspheres, and a purified collagen gel, these solutions are ideal for anyone who’s used shorter-duration injectables before, and who’s ready to commit long-lasting facial changes.

The Benefits Of Using Dermal Fillers As Part Of Your Anti-Aging Routine

There are countless reasons to consider using injectable dermal fillers as part of your anti-aging routine, especially if you’re unhappy with the changes that the normal aging process have wrought in your appearance. To start, most procedures with injectable fillers last just 15 to 30 minutes and don’t generally entail any significant amount of recovery time. As a result, it’s rarely necessary for people to take time away from work, or extended time away from any of their other regular activities. The aftereffects of these treatments are generally short-lived and mild, and they rarely extend beyond mild redness, swelling, and bruising.

Another major benefit of using dermal fillers to reverse facial aging is the ability to obtain near-instant results. With the typical injectable dermal fillers, post-treatment improvements can take up to one full week to manifest in their entirety. However, it is not uncommon for people to see marked improvements in facial creasing, loose skin, and general facial volume loss right away.

Issues That Dermal Fillers Can Treat

There are many age-related cosmetic issues that injectable dermal fillers are capable of treating. These include static wrinkles across the brow, loose and sagging skin in the under-eye area, deep creases that travel down the nasolabial folds, facial hollows at or just below the cheeks, sagging skin along the jawline, and marionette lines or creases that run from the outer corners of the mouth to the edges of the chin. Surprisingly, volume loss accounts for a very large portion of the facial changes that people are likely to experience during their late thirties and early forties. Injectable neurotoxins can release motion-related creases such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Resurfacing procedures like chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, and micro-needling can minimize texture-related issues, balance out areas of discoloration, and brighten the complexion. However, none of these treatments can restore lost volume like dermal fillers can.

You May Want To Use Dermal Fillers When Other Non-Invasive Measures Stop Working

Dermal fillers are often recommended for people who are no longer able to get the impressive results that they expect from non-invasive procedures like micro-needling, deep facials, or facial peels. Fillers are typically best for addressing advanced facial wrinkling without cutting and surgically tightening the skin. For this and other reasons, they are often considered to be an acceptable and highly effective alternative to invasive face-lifting procedures such as brow lifts, mini face lifts, and full face lifts.

What To Expect During And After A Dermal Filler Treatment

Much like injectable neurotoxins and other cosmetic injectables, injectable dermal fillers injections are administered via small, thin-tipped needles that are not unlike those used for personal insulin injections by diabetics. These tools make this treatment a virtually pain-free one. Moreover, many fillers have potent numbing agents like lidocaine built right into them. During the treatment process, several series of injections are made across the visage at each targeted area. Only very small amounts of filler are placed at each injection site to account for further expansion. For instance, with HA-based fillers, the attraction and collection of water molecules will dramatically increase volume in the treatment area for several days after the filler has been placed. Moderate use of these products is critical for ensuring smooth, even, and entirely natural-looking results.

Once your injections are complete, you can immediately return to your everyday activities. If you’ve received large amounts of filler as part of a liquid face lift or in an effort to reverse the appearance of extremely wrinkled or loose skin, you may be advised to remain prone for one hour to allow the injectable set. Apart from a small amount of redness, bruising, and swelling, you’ll have very few aftereffects to deal with, and you can get back to work, school, or other your responsibilities right away. Best of all, as the hours and days pass, you’ll be able to watch as fine lines, deep creases, facial hollows, and loose skin are gradually filled back out. Contact The Box Med Spa today for a free consult, and we can help advise as to whether or not fillers are the best solution for your desired needs.