Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to replace lost volume, smooth wrinkles and creases, and enhance facial contours. This popular facial rejuvenation therapy, which can be a cost-effective solution to look younger without surgery or downtime, is chosen by over 1 million men and women each year.
While dermal fillers are commonly referred to as "wrinkle fillers," they are capable of much more than simply smoothing out wrinkles, though they are quite good at it! Here are some of the main problems that dermal fillers can help with:
- Lines around the nose and mouth should be smoothed out (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Improve the appearance of sagging cheeks or temples by adding volume
- Vertical lip lines should be reduced
- Lips will be plumped and enhanced
- A chin crease should be smoothed out
- Enhance the symmetry of facial characteristics
Cosmetic surgeons can utilize a number of FDA-approved filler materials. Fillers are classified by the substance from which they are formed. A word of caution for your safety: always make sure you're getting FDA-approved, brand-name fillers from a licensed physician, such as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
Dermal filler injections are non-surgical and usually done during a visit to the doctor's office. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, during which you will discuss your concerns and aspirations.