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Dermal Fillers

The journey through life leaves its mark on our skin, and one of the most visible signs of aging is the loss of facial volume. Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can affect our confidence and self-esteem. Dermal fillers offer a non-surgical solution to combat these signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers, often referred to as “liquid facelifts,” are non-surgical cosmetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the face by restoring lost volume. These fillers consist of safe, biocompatible substances that are injected into specific areas to plump and hydrate the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.

A common misinterpretation of dermal fillers is that they are comparable to Botox or neurotoxins. As mentioned above, dermal fillers restore loss of volume and help lift the skin to add dimension. Meanwhile, Botox or neurotoxins freeze and relax the muscles to help smooth out fine and deep lines due to excessive movement, which can also help reduce the appearance of larger muscles on the face as well.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are various types of dermal fillers, each designed for specific purposes and areas of the face. Common types of fillers include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: These are among the most popular fillers and are used to add volume and smooth wrinkles. Brands like Juvederm and Restylane fall into this category.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: These fillers stimulate collagen production and are ideal for adding volume and restoring youthful contours. Radiesse is a well-known example.
  • Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers: These fillers are used to address deep wrinkles and facial folds. Sculptra is a common choice.
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Fillers: These are often used for long-term results and are suitable for filling deep wrinkles and enhancing facial contours. Bellafill is an example of a PMMA filler.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers offer numerous benefits for those seeking facial rejuvenation.

  • Non-Surgical: Dermal fillers provide a non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures, reducing downtime and risks
  • Immediate Results: You can see a visible improvement in your appearance right after the treatment.
  • Natural-Looking Enhancement: Dermal fillers enhance your features while maintaining a natural look and facial expressiveness.
  • Customized Treatment: A skilled practitioner can tailor the treatment to your unique facial contours and goals.
  • Minimized Wrinkles and Lines: Fillers can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing a smoother complexion.
  • Restored Volume: They can plump areas that have lost volume due to aging, creating a youthful fullness.

What to Except 

The dermal filler procedure is typically quick, minimally painful, and involves minimal recovery time. After the treatment, you may experience some mild swelling, redness, or bruising, but these effects usually subside within a few days. You can resume your daily activities almost immediately.

The longevity of dermal fillers can range per person, as everyone’s lifestyle is different. Typically dermal fillers can last anywhere between 6-9 months. Dermal fillers do not completely dissolve within the body, however they do break down overtime, requiring more product to restore that full-desired volume. For clients who have a very active lifestyle, engaging in long distance running, cycling, extreme weightlifting, and who are even fitness competitors will notice that the longevity of their product will be much less than the average person. For this reason, it is important to stay hydrated and to keep water levels high within the body to ensure the product breaks down slower.

Dermal fillers continue to redefine beauty standards and empower individuals to embrace their best selves. With each treatment, a canvas of possibilities unfolds, where your unique beauty takes center stage. Step into the future of self-expression and discover the artistry of dermal fillers.

Here at Skin Prick, our goal is to provide our clients with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of all our cosmetic procedures we offer, and to provide a completely customizable series of treatments to achieve their desired results.

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