Dermal fillers are a cosmetic treatment used to add volume to facial features. At Freeman Dental, dermal fillers are used to add volume to thin lips, fill in deep smile lines, and plump cheeks. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid or other solutions that stimulate collagen production.
What Are the Types of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable treatment that plumps up the skin. They consist of a material such as hyaluronic acid that is found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid retains moisture and hydrates the skin, which is an important part of maintaining healthy collagen and elastin levels in the skin.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring mineral that is also found in the human body. The most common CaHA-based dermal fillers are Radiesse®, which lasts about 18 months, and Radiance®, which lasts about 6 months. CaHA fillers are popular because they can stimulate collagen production. In addition, CaHA fillers last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers, but they can cause a bluish tint in some patients.
Collagen naturally helps give skin its structure and firmness. Collagen fillers, also known as collagen stimulators, are injected into the skin to enhance its structure and smooth out wrinkles. Collagen is FDA-approved for use on the face, and results can last up to two years. It’s often considered a versatile filler because it can be injected into the lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
PDO or poly-L-lactic acid is the gold standard for dermal fillers. It is fully degradable, which means that, over time, the filler will be broken down by the body and eliminated naturally. It is particularly suited for the treatment of wrinkles and the loss of volume in the cheeks.
PDO is a softer filler, which makes it a good choice when treating very fine or superficial lines. It is a popular filler with patients for its immediate results as well as its longevity.
The Advantages of Dermal Filler Procedures
Also called injectable fillers, dermal fillers are non-invasive and do not require surgery. They’re also simple and quick to administer. Many of our patients choose to have their dermal filler procedure during their lunch break, returning to work afterward.
Quick Procedure Time
Since dermal filler procedures are non-surgical, they are quick. The average appointment time for a dermal filler is 30-60 minutes. Results can be seen immediately, and most patients need only one treatment.
Dermal fillers provide effective results immediately, and these results are long-lasting. Most dermal filler procedures require little to no downtime, meaning patients can return to work or their other daily activities immediately.
Minimally Painful Procedure
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular treatment option for patients who are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for the hollow areas under the eyes. The treatment can be administered very simply and is relatively painless. Plus, the results from this treatment are almost immediately noticeable and usually last for several months.
To learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers, call Freeman Dental at (270) 247-1966 for our Mayfield location and schedule your appointment.