A Guide To Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers consist of naturally derived or synthetic materials that are injected into the skin (by a dermatologist or qualified injector) to plump designated areas of the skin to eliminate depressions, wrinkles or folds.

Dermal fillers are effectively used to correct several concerns associated with facial ageing, such as:

  • Adding volume to thin lips
  • Smoothing out vertical lines around the corner of the lips
  • Filling out depressions under the eye area
  • Enhancing the shape of cheeks
  • Smoothing out deep creases
  • Evening out indented scars from acne or chickenpox
  • Adding volume to fill out gaunt temple or lower cheek areas

Natural and Synthetic Dermal Fillers

There are two main kinds of dermal fillers — natural and synthetic.

Naturally derived fillers have a smaller risk of causing an allergic reaction, but a reaction can occur. The results from dermal fillers are instant but will only last for around 3 to 18 months.

Results are temporary because the filler material gradually breaks down, taking the results, for better or worse, with it. Synthetic dermal fillers are considered semi-permanent as they last longer than natural fillers.

Which Type of Filler is Better?

Which filler substance is ‘better’ really depends on your facial needs, risk tolerance, the doctor’s technique, experience, training and skill.

Dermal fillers can help to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. But to achieve your desired results, you should look to the experts at Esteem Medi Spa dermal fillers Gold Coast.

Risks from Dermal Fillers

The main problem for fillers is longevity, (wrinkles will return to your face because your skin will continue to age). Followed by longevity is the risk of lumping and migration and ultimately the skill of the doctor in placing the proper amount of filler in the right place.

Regardless of the material, there is a learning curve to the injection methods as well as understanding how different substances affect the skin.

When to Get Dermal Fillers

There’s no doubt that dermal fillers can correct the signs of ageing and are more effective than any skincare product currently on the market. That’s not to say that proper skin care won’t make a significant difference in the way your skin looks, but muscle movement, age, gravity, sun damage and fat loss among many other factors will eventually take their toll on your ageing skin.

If you’re thinking about having dermal filler treatment, the first thing you should do is research the procedure and then if your still sure you want dermal filler treatment your next step should be to schedule a consultation with your dermatologist so that you both can determine which type of dermal filler is the right choice for you.