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Are you ready to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin? Dermal fillers are becoming a popular cosmetic treatment for addressing a variety of skin conditions and aesthetic issues, such as age signs, wrinkles and fine lines, and acne scars, or simply enhancing facial features, like cheekbones and lips.
Learn more about dermal fillers and how they can help you achieve your cosmetic goals by reading our short guide below. We cover the most common questions about dermal fillers, including what they are, how they work, what they can treat, and more.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a filler substance into the skin to revitalize a patient’s appearance or help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Dermal fillers can be used to restore lost volume, smooth out the skin, or enhance natural facial features to achieve the desired appearance.
There are many different types of fillers available, the most common being hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polyalkylimide. At Brentwood Dermatology, we mainly use the brands Juvederm and Restylane, two brands of dermal fillers regularly found in dermatological settings.
Both of these dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, which is a natural substance found in the skin. Because hyaluronic acid is a substance already found in the skin, this allows the product to incorporate seamlessly and provide beautiful, natural-looking results.
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that “fill out” areas of the face, and they work by restoring lost volume or adding volume to enhance specific facial features.
Yes, dermal fillers are safe. However, we don’t recommend dermal fillers to those who are:
- Allergic to products in the filler
- Have an active infection or inflammation
Furthermore, dermal fillers are safest when administered by an experienced physician. At Brentwood Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in all things injectables, including dermal fillers. Contact us for more information on how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with dermal fillers!
Dermal fillers can help address the look of acne scars, though this mainly depends on the type of scar. Dermal fillers work best for boxcar scars or rolling scars. Boxcar scars have angular, well-defined edges that make them appear like a box, and rolling scars create an indentation in the skin that looks like a wave, due to its wide size and shallow depth.
Dermal fillers may treat acne scars by filling in the depression and indentation, which helps reduce the appearance and smooth out the skin. To find out more about treating acne scars with dermal fillers, please schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
The results of dermal fillers can last from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler and the individual’s rate of metabolization. Additionally, the results from dermal filler injections are immediate and you should expect to see your final result within 7-10 days.
The cost of dermal fillers depends on a few factors, including the type of filler and brand, the physician’s level of experience, and how much filler is needed to achieve the desired results.
Similar to other cosmetic procedures, the cost will vary from clinic to clinic, but the general consensus is that one dermal filler syringe starts at $500.
While dermal fillers and Botox are both injectable treatments, they work in very different ways. Dermal fillers “fill out” and add volume to facial features to achieve results, while Botox is a neurotoxin that freezes the muscle to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing and forming. Learn more about the difference between dermal fillers and Botox in our helpful blog here.
Are you interested in learning more about how dermal fillers can improve your appearance? Schedule your dermal fillers treatment at Brentwood Dermatology! Our board-certified dermatologists are experienced in administering dermal filler injections to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Request an appointment online or call us at (615) 377-3448.