Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer the deep wrinkle filler benefits of a surgical facelift without the long recovery time. A clear gel in the form of hyaluronic acid injections, dermal fillers are specifically formulated to act like the body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid to instantly and visibly provide deep wrinkle filler for under-eye wrinkles, wrinkles in the face and nasolabial folds, as well as working as facial fillers on the cheek. An added benefit of the deep wrinkle filler of dermal fillers is that the hyaluronic acid injections result in lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid injections, or dermal fillers, address the loss of volume our lips experience over time through lip injections to thin and flat lips. Very successful lower facial rejuvenation also includes adding dermal fillers to under-eye wrinkles, nasolabial folds, facial fillers on the cheek and other deep wrinkle fillers alongside lip injections. In addition, dermal fillers take care of the dental and osteoporotic changes that cause the edges of the mouth to hang in a frown position, which results in wrinkles in the face and mouth area. An experienced surgeon who has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy places facial fillers on the cheek to yield liquid facelift results with minimal downtime and at reasonable expense.
At Valley View Laser M.D., dermal fillers of hyaluronic acid injections are given with topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort throughout the treatment. Dr. Mark Maria has extensive experience with liquid facelift techniques and has been using dermal fillers for under-eye wrinkles, nasolabial folds, facial fillers on the cheek, deep wrinkle fillers and lip injections since their initial FDA approval. In the hands of Dr. Maria, an experienced Board Certified surgeon, these deep wrinkle filler treatments can take five to 10 years off your face in less than an hour in a safe, precise fashion at a fraction of the cost of more-invasive procedures.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work in two ways: Upon injection into the middle to deep dermis (skin), the clear gel of of hyaluronic acid adds volume and fullness to provide deep wrinkle filler and facial fillers on the cheek. The hyaluronic acid injection then integrates into the dermal tissue, attracting and binding to water molecules within the skin to help maintain volume. These non-permanent dermal fillers eventually degrade and are absorbed harmlessly by the body.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The average treatment of dermal fillers by hyaluronic acid injection acts as a deep wrinkle filler for six months or longer for facial fillers on the cheek, under-eye wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lip augmentation.
Is Any of the Material Left in the Skin After it Is Degraded?
No. Unlike permanent fillers, injectable dermal fillers are completely degraded. Over time, the hyaluronic acid injections are eliminated by the body, leaving absolutely no trace of the injected material.
What Should Patients Do Prior to Dermal Filler Treatment?
Injectable dermal fillers require no pretesting, but patients should take a few precautions before being treated with hyaluronic acid injections. Patients should avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the treatment site, whether it be lip injections, under-eye wrinkles, facial fillers on the cheek, nasolabial folds or general deep wrinkle filler. Also, if patients have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Patients may consider an antiviral medication to minimize recurrence.
How Do Injectable Dermal Fillers Differ from Bovine Collagen?
Bovine collagen is derived from animals and requires an allergy test before it can be used. Because the material of the dermal fillers we use is a non-animal based hyaluronic acid, it can be administered without pretesting. In addition, injectable dermal fillers deliver a longer-lasting effect than bovine collagen.
What Are the Possible Adverse Reactions to Dermal Fillers?
As with any injection, some hyaluronic acid injection-related reactions can occur when receiving treatment for nasolabial folds, facial fillers on the cheek, lip injections, under-eye wrinkles or a general deep wrinkle filler. The most commonly reported side effects of dermal fillers are temporary redness, bruising and/or swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two or three days and are minimized with the use of ice compresses for the first day.
What are the brand names of the different dermal fillers?
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