A variety of factors can contribute to the deepening of facial lines and folds as well as overall volume loss. Dermal fillers are used to restore the lost facial volume by softening facial creases, reducing shallow contours as well as defining and plumping thin lips. This treatment uses the most advanced and effective injectable agents. This procedure can usually be completed within 30 to 60 minutes and the effects generally last 6-18 months depending on the type of filler used.
What types of dermal fillers are available?
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Fillers offer a wide range of benefits from a non-surgical facelift or nose job, profile enhancement, more alluring full lips and more. There are a number of excellent products to choose from depending upon your goals.
Some reasons they are so popular are:
1. Immediate and visible results
Once you undergo a filler injection, the improvement in your facial contours become evident immediately. You don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits of the treatment as you would with other, more-invasive procedures.
Once the dermal filler is injected into the target area, it immediately adds volume and smooths out wrinkles and creases in your skin. As the filler settles under the skin, the full effect is visible in a matter of days.
If you’re in need of a last-minute boost to your appearance, dermal fillers are definitely the way to go!
2. No recovery or downtime
Depending on the number of injections you’re getting at your appointment, a dermal filler treatment can be as quick as 10 minutes. You literally can have the procedure done during your lunch break then get back to your normal routine.
This noninvasive procedure doesn’t require you to take time off work because there’s no surgery involved, which also means no post-op scarring or healing to deal with.
There may be some slight swelling just after the injections, but this subsides over the next couple of days as the gel settles under the skin.
3. Minimal risk
Dermal fillers carry risk of redness, swelling, and mild bruising at the injection site. These are side effects that gradually disappear over a few days.
Another risk is facial asymmetry, where one side of your face appears slightly different from the other. This risk is tied to the expertise and skill level of the person performing the dermal filler injections.
Severe complications from dermal fillers are rare. The outcomes are good when the procedure is carried out by a board-certified aesthetic practitioner who understands the risks and is trained to deal with any complications that may occur.
4. Long-lasting results
How long the effects of your procedure last depends on the type of dermal filler used, the area of treatment, and the patient. Natural fillers typically last 6-18 months, and some synthetic fillers can last up to several years.
If you’re a first-time user, you may prefer the shorter duration option so you can see if you like your new look and would like to stick with it, or if you would like the injections done in different areas during your next visit.
The longer duration option may be better once you’ve settled on the look you prefer.
5. Confidence boost
Dermal fillers improve your appearance in a very subtle way. You won’t leave our office a completely different and unrecognizable version of yourself. Your facial contours will be sharper, and your skin smoother.
Common Questions about Dermal Fillers
1. Are Dermal Fillers Safe
When administered by a trained and qualified medical practitioner, the injection of dermal fillers are a safe, non-invasive and immediate treatment to restore volume and soften lines in the face. Temporary dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring sugar in our body. These types of dermal fillers are both FDA and Health Canada approved.
2. How Long Does a Treatment Take?
The length of any dermal filler treatment can vary depending on the area(s) being treated, however, on average a treatment will take between 30-60 minutes.
3. How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Depending on the area being injected and the type of dermal filler being used, the effects of this treatment can last anywhere from 6-18 months. Increased mobility of various facial areas, such as lips, will have a lasting dermal filler effect of around 6 months, however, areas of the face that do not move as much, such as cheeks and tear troughs, can have a longer lasting result.
4. Is the Treatment Painful?
At Jova Medical we ensure the utmost level of care when it comes to keeping our clients comfortable during any treatment. Dermal fillers are administered through various injections into the facial tissues and therefore, we have many different tools to keep you comfortable during these injections. Many clients are surprised by how quick and easy a dermal filler treatment is.