Dermal fillers in lips

What Are Dermal Fillers?


There are many ways to reduce wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful, full appearance. One of those ways is through dermal fillers. In certain cases, dermal fillers can be used to hydrate the skin as well.

Made from a substance that occurs naturally in the body, dermal fillers instantly add volume to an area. In the body, this sugar molecule works as a lubricant in moveable areas, such as the joints. Added into the skin, dermal fillers revitalize the skin.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

The impact dermal fillers make is instantly noticeable in clients. Results can last anywhere from six to 24 months depending on the thickness of the solution and other biological factors. Dermal fillers do not alter facial expressions and are a great way to subtly control how one looks when they age.

Different Brands

Fillers vary in the thickness of the solution and how long they last. Different names of fillers indicate the thickness of the filler and, in turn, the longevity of the treatment.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Dermal fillers can be used on a variety of areas, including the lips to plump them up, on the cheeks to add volume, in between the eyebrows and on the area in between the lips and nose to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

There are semi-permanent and permanent options available. As the face changes as ageing occur, permanently filled cheeks and lips could look at of place, so temporary fillers are widely recommended. Depending on how fast the body metabolizes the product and the thickness of the product, temporary fillers can last between 6-12 months.

Safety of Fillers

Because fillers are made from a substance that occurs naturally in the body, there is a minimal risk that an allergic reaction will occur. As far as the implementation of the filler itself, local anaesthesia may be used to numb the area being treated. Some dermal fillers may already contain local anaesthesia.

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Longevity of Dermal Fillers

Because many fillers are long lasting but not permanent, they are a great option for many clients. Dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means they eventually disappear out of the body naturally. A top-up treatment is recommended 6-12 months after the initial treatment to ensure optimal results. For reference, a lip treatment usually lasts six months.

Who Can Use Dermal Fillers?

Fillers should not be used on or near areas of the skin that are infected. Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their practitioner, as well as those who have a lower immune response due to medical conditions. There is a limited risk in healthy individuals getting dermal fillers, but the most common is an irritated injection site that typically resolves on its own in a few days.