19 June 2015

What Are Dermal Fillers Anyway?

Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injectables used to diminish Dermal Fillersfacial lines and restore volume and fullness to the face. The most popular type are hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells and is a major component of the skin’s connective tissue. It works by absorbing more that 1000x it’s weight in water, therefore hydrating the skin while increasing volume and density.

Areas that are treated with dermal fillers include lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds & marionette lines), tear troughs, cheeks, temples, and lips. The results are immediate and may last from 4 months to 2 years, depending on type of filler and area treated. To  minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream is usually applied prior to the procedure, and some fillers actually have lidocaine (a common numbing agent) in them.

When administered correctly by a trained professional, the results are amazing. The improvement is very noticeable, yet subtle, beautiful, and natural looking. To quote the tagline for the filler Juvederm™, “Everyone will notice, but no one will know.”

To see if dermal fillers are the right choice for you, come in to Embody MedSpa for a FREE consultation with our aesthetic nurse specialist.