The Dermal Filler Facelift: What Are Dermal Fillers and What Can They Do

Our skin becomes saggy and loses its volume and quality, but with the means of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, it is possible to try and rejuvenate our skin. We cannot turn back the hands of time and we cannot stop or reverse the signs of aging, but we certainly can make our skin

One of the ways you can rejuvenate your facial skin is to go for the dermal filler facelift. Here’s everything you need to know about the procedure.


What Are Dermal Fillers?


Dermal fillers are a soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin with the goal of filling in facial wrinkles. They can make facial skin smoother and younger-looking, but only temporarily, because the body eventually absorbs them. They are a perfect solution for people who want to get rid of annoying wrinkles without undergoing a surgical procedure.


Apart from softening facial wrinkles and creases, they are also used to improve the appearance of scars, plump thin lips and enhance shallow facial contours to increase the volume of the face.


What Does the Procedure Involve?


First, an antibacterial agent is used to cleanse the parts of your face where the dermal filler is going to be injected. Then, the numbing agent or icing is used in order to make you more comfortable. After that, a local anaesthetic is used, sometimes together with conscious sedation. The dermal filler may contain an anaesthetic agent, in which case there is no need for local anaesthesia.


The following part of the procedure involves multiple dermal filler injections in order for the wrinkles to be filled in.


What Types of Dermal Fillers Are There?


You can choose between different types of dermal fillers, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, hydroxylapatite, human fat (from your own body, of course), polylactic acid and polymethylmethacrylate fillers (PMMA). The PMMA fillers are actually a type of filler with permanent results, which are not visible immediately, but gradually over time, unlike the other types of dermal fillers, which offer immediate results.


What about the Recovery Process?


The recovery process is mildly painful, since it includes mild swelling or bruising and the numbness of the skin, as well as redness, all of which are only temporary. After a few days, or even several hours, those side effects completely disappear.


Every surgical and non-surgical procedure carries some risks, so it is crucial that you consult with your doctor before making the final decision. You should ask your doctor anything about the procedure you want to undergo and make sure you don’t make a hasty decision.

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