Dermal Fillers: A Safe and Effective Way to Rejuvenate Your Face Without Surgery

Volume loss, sagging skin, and lines and wrinkles are some of the tell-tale signs of aging.

While many women and men would like to address these issues and turn back the hands of time, they are hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure like a face lift.

Fortunately, dermal fillers provide a safe and effective option for facial rejuvenation without incisions, anesthesia, or recovery.

Here’s how these cosmetic injectables can plump skin and fill wrinkles and folds to restore and enhance your appearance.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable solutions that are administered under the skin to provide instant plumping of cheeks and lips.

They can also be used to correct under eye circles, hollowness, moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, contour irregularities, scars, and aging hands.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Many dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body.

It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, and therefore, provides excellent volumizing and hydrating effects. Two of the most well know hyaluronic acid products are Juvederm and Restylane.

Other dermal filler options include calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), polylactic acid (Sculptra), and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Bellafill).

What to Expect From a Dermal Filler Procedure?

First and foremost, patients should seek a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to perform their dermal filler procedure.

The injector’s skill and experience are critical for a smooth experience and natural results.

A thorough consultation is another important step and allows individuals the opportunity to discuss their concerns, aesthetic goals, and pertinent medical history including allergies and current medications.

Next, the treatment areas will be marked, photographed, and anesthetized with a local or topical numbing agent. Finally, the selected dermal filler product is injected into soft tissues and massaged to prevent lumps, nodules, and granulomas.

Ice may then be applied to reduce swelling or discomfort.

When Can Filler Results Be Noted?

One of the most significant benefits of dermal fillers is that they provide immediate volume restoration and results.

However, it can take one-to-two weeks to see full treatment effects.

How Long Do Benefits Last?

Duration of filler results can vary depending on the product used and can range from six-to-18 months.

To learn more about dermal fillers, schedule an appointment at Prolase Medispa.

We are conveniently located in Fairfax, Virginia, Arlington, Virginia and Burke, Virginia.