Dermal Filler Facts

Copy of iStock 514880097 1 Have you been thinking about getting a dermal filler? You probably know that fillers are a nonsurgical way to correct minor flaws and make the skin look young and refreshed, but there are some things about fillers you may not know. Read on for some dermal filler facts! 

Fillers can do more than correct wrinkles

Fillers can moisturize the skin, stimulate collagen production, and provide structure to the skin. And fillers such as Radiesse can help to restore volume and sagging skin, help the jawline to look more defined, and improve the contour of the face. They can also tighten and smooth skin on areas of the body besides the face, such as the neck and the back of the hands. 

Different fillers are made up of different things

Fillers are made of different things, so different fillers are used depending on what results are wanted. The three most common things they are made of are poly-L-lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite. 

Dermal fillers and Botox are different

Dermal fillers fill in the areas of the face to provide volume or make improvements to the skin. Botox, however, is a neurotoxin that “freezes” muscles to reduce wrinkles. The two procedures can both be used on a patient, depending on what results he or she is looking for. 

Filler results are long lasting

Results can vary, of course, but the effects of most fillers can last from 9 to 18 months. 

Fillers are becoming popular at younger and younger ages

Clinics that perform dermal filler procedures aren’t just helping older patients to see results – more and more, patients around the age of 30 are coming in for fillers, to correct flaws and also to help prevent some signs of aging. 

Patients love fillers!

Another thing to know about dermal fillers is that you will love the way you look after you get them. They are a quick and effective way to correct skin flaws and make patients look younger. 

If you are wondering what fillers can do for you, contact Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary for a consultation. Call (403) 571-3141 today!

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