Filler Procedures: Not Just for the Face

Reducing Signs of Aging

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Technological advances of today have made dermal fillers more natural-looking than ever before. Dermal fillers are soft, injectable tissue fillers which are commonly used in the face to reduce the signs of aging. Fillers can be used to add volume such as plumping thin lips, softening wrinkles, reconstructing facial deformities, and enhancing shallow contours.

What to expect

After cleaning the area to be treated, the clinician will inject a precise amount of filler into the required areas. The physician will then apply a topical anesthetic. Patients typically notice results immediately. Some patients experience minor swelling or bruising which usually subsides within 24 hours. Dermal filler treatment usually lasts between 6-18 months depending on the patient and the area treated.

Fillers for neck rejuvenation

Many people notice that the neck will sag and wrinkle with thinning, almost paper-like skin. These common problems are largely due to the loss of fat and elasticity in the skin’s layers. Dermal fillers can be injected in these areas of the skin to regain a smoother, more natural look.

By injecting filler directly into a wrinkle, the appearance of aging can be reduced. Dermal fillers may also stimulate new collagen growth, which gives the skin more elasticity. Depending on the look of the neck and the desired result, other treatments may be used in conjunction with dermal filling.

Fillers for hand rejuvenation

Many people notice signs of aging on the backs of the hands, such as loose skin, and thinner looking skin which reveals veins, bones, and tendons. The aim of injecting dermal fillers is to plump up the hands, giving a fuller appearance and making the underlying structure less visible. Patients who get dermal fillers can resume normal activity right away.

Quick and inexpensive

There are a number of popular dermal fillers. Most are comprised of gel-like substances that are injected directly beneath the skin to soften lines and restore volume. Dermal injections are becoming an increasingly popular treatment, with more than 1 million men and women choosing dermal filling every year. The popularity stems mainly from the facts that dermal filling is a very affordable treatment with little downtime. Fillers are made with a range of different ingredients which may include calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and autologous fat.

How to choose a dermal filler

Choosing a dermal filler comes down to where on the body the filler is used. The effects of some types of filler may last longer than others. Women who wish to find out more about this procedure should consult a dermatologist specializing in cosmetic procedures.

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