An increasingly popular way of reversing age-related changes, dermal fillers can give you a youthful appearance more naturally than through a face lift. In a single 15-minute procedure, they can reduce or even eliminate wrinkles, enhance your lips, replace lost soft-tissue, and even raise scar depressions.
The skin gradually loses all its constituents as we age, including those responsible for keeping our skin firm, warding off wrinkles, and adding volume to the skin. Dermal fillers can restore these functions of the skin, filling in lines, wrinkles, and scars, by being injected just below the surface of your skin. Fillers don’t stretch the skin. Instead, they add volume to it, making it look more natural and more youthful than face lifts ever could. Fillers can even increase the fullness of your lips. Dermal fillers are primarily used to treat smile lines around the nose and the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, acne scars, and fine lines above the mouth.
Approved by the FDA, fillers are safe and only minimally invasive. There are a few side effect, though very uncommon, so make sure to contact your doctor if you have any strange reactions after treatment. Fillers typically last from six to twelve months. Once the effects have worn off, you’ll need to come in for treatment again.
Since your dentist has taken a lot of training in injecting facial rejuvenation treatments, and knows and can discuss all your aesthetic facial concerns, your dentist is the ideal person to talk to if you’re interested in dermal fillers.