Dermal fillers have emerged as an important landmark in anti-ageing treatments of the 21st century. Treatments are simple and effective, and can knock off a few years of a person’s appearance in just a short while. Cosmetic surgery and treatments as a whole have advanced tremendously in the recent years, with treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers occupying the tops spots as anti-ageing treatments of choice.
But why is it that dermal fillers are so popular? What are the available treatments? And do dermal filler really ‘turn back the clock’? Here we take a closer look at these aspects.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a treatment that are used to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face and is utilized for conditions such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown furrows and many more. Newer uses include their application as lip fullness enhancers and smoothening the contour of the nose bridge.
Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring component in skin and cartilaginous tissues in the body. Newer dermal fillers contain Calcium hydroxylapatite which is often used for nose jobs and not for lips.
Why are they so popular?
Dermal fillers have a number of benefits making them a sought after cosmetic treatment. Benefits include –
- Natural results following treatment of frown lines and wrinkles
- Treatments can be tailor-made to individual patients
- The procedure only takes a short while to perform and is relatively non-invasive
- Shaves off years of one’s external appearance, making them look younger in a matter of minutes!
Dermal fillers have advanced tremendously these days. The common used ones are Restylane and Perlane and patients have been shown to tolerate treatments well without experiencing any side effects or untoward allergic reactions. To be on the safe side though, many centers carry out allergy skin tests to ensure that the patients do not develop any allergic reactions to the components in the dermal filler injections.
The available treatments
Dermal filler treatments are available for the following –
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Lip enhancement
- Nose bridge correction
- Nose to mouth furrows (nasolabial lines)
- Skin pitting from acne
- Sunken eyes
All the above conditions that are treated are changes that are seen with ageing. In some individuals, these changes start to occur at a younger age, while in most it occurs naturally with ageing. By correcting these, dermal fillers can help the skin look smoother, healthier and a lot younger. It ‘turns back the clock’ on skin ageing, so to speak.
Dermal fillers have emerged as a ‘go to’ treatment when it comes to fulfilling the desire to have younger looking skin. It can treat a variety of age-related skin changes easily (though temporarily), shaving off years and giving people the look they desire.
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