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What are Dermal Fillers?


We all need a little help from our friends sometimes, and in some cases that friend comes in the form of cosmetic assistance. It might be overwhelming when considering a procedure, but as we age our faces do, too.

The biggest factor is the changes in our skin, and now you can address that issue without going under the knife. You can add youthful volume to your face, and plump lines out with the latest injection techniques, and derma filler formulations.

Dermal Fillers

The technology in 1976 was using collagen, over the years dermal fillers have been made of various types of natural, synthetic, or man-made materials. All in a bid to restore our skin to its former glory. The newest dermal fillers make us of hyaluronic acid. This occurs in the body naturally, but unfortunately, it’s presence decreases as we age, restoring it creates plumpness. They’re generally classified as being permanent or non-permanent. Other non-permanent dermal fillers make us of calcium hydroxylaptite and polylactic acid. Permanent fillers give a longer lasting effect, but they are not widely used.

Dermal fillers are injected into the face to correct folds, creases, scars, fine lines, and a loss of volume. Dermal fillers can also be used to reconstruct chins, noses, enhance lips, sculpt jawlines, and in non-surgical rhinoplasty.

These fillers come in different thicknesses, and the thicker the filler the deeper it is injected into the skin’s dermal layer. This helps plump out wrinkles (particularly nose to mouth lines), fine to deep lines, fill scars, augment lips, and contour the chin and cheeks.


Before you book an appointment to have dermal fillers injected, you should find out who would be completing your treatment and determine whether they have the experience and qualifications to do so.

Ask to see their portfolio with before and after photos so you get a clear idea of what the results will look like. Additionally, you should explain your expectations to ensure the doctor understands what you want. Don’t be afraid to ask how many people your injector has treated. Nor should you be afraid about what they specialize in. If you are looking for dermal fillers to be used in chin or nose reconstructions, non-surgical rhinoplasty, or jawline sculpting then you want a specialist to complete the procedure.

The Details

There is no need to worry about pain, because you can choose to have an anesthetic injection, or an anesthetic cream. This will numb the injection site and block any pain or discomfort.

If you experience side effects they will likely disappear after 24 hours, and it is simply swelling and minor redness.

The cost will be dependent on the procedure that you choose, you should expect to pay at least $350 for the most basic dermal filler. It is always wise to start with less and increase it later. You can expect the results to last at least four months, and up to 12- though, this will depend on the filler technique, and injection site.

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