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Dermal Fillers Information

Dermal Fillers

If you are getting old and seeing signs of aging on your skin, you know the struggle of being an ageing being in a society that celebrates youth.

No one calls wrinkles and laugh lines beautiful and people are constantly looking for ways to get rid of them. Dermal fillers are a way to get rid of wrinkles and get a smooth looking facial skin.

Dermal fillers are injectable fillers which are used to fill in the wrinkles and create a smoother appearance. Using dermal fillers, you can restore your youthful beauty but the results are only temporary.

Are they right for you?

Dermal fillers, although a method to prevent the signs of ageing, are very different from Botox. Botox is used to restrict the movement of facial muscles so they do not produce any lines on the face while dermal fillers fill in the creases of the skin and give your face a more plump, full appearance.

The two treatments can be used in collaboration to produce startling results and a much younger looking skin. The results are much better than what you would expect from over the counter age defying creams.

There are potential risks associated with dermal fillers of all types. These risks include lumping and migration which are both dependent on the amount of filler your doctor uses for a particular line in the skin. It is preferable to choose a more experienced doctor as he or she will be more adept at determining the right amount of filler for a perfect and full appearance.

The effects of dermal fillers can last from anywhere between six months and two years. The result is primarily dependent on the type of fillers used. There are basically two types of dermal fillers – synthetic and natural.

• Synthetic

◦ Synthetic fillers are much more lasting than natural fillers and have also been deemed as permanent fillers.

◦ In theory, synthetic fillers are semi permanent as they do not dissipate for a very long time but it has been noted that synthetic fillers don't dissipate at all.

◦ The wrinkles which were filled in by synthetic fillers do not return at all and the only increase one would note is due to the formation of new wrinkles which is the result of ageing.

◦ Synthetic fillers come with more risks than naturally derived fillers and these can be much harder to rectify.

• Natural

◦ Natural fillers are derived from natural products. The main component of naturally derived fillers is hyaluronic acid.

◦ Hyaluronic acid has a much lesser risk of causing an allergic reaction than synthetic fillers.

◦ In rare cases an allergic reaction does occur, it is easier to correct and restore your skin back to normal.

◦ Natural fillers do not remain in the skin for as long as synthetic fillers and the wrinkles need to be refilled so you can maintain the results.

Further Information

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1125066-overview