All about dermal fillers (cosmetic fillers)
A dermal filler or just cosmetic filler as it is also called is an artificial pharmaceutical grade gel that is injected into the skins deeper layers to fill out the tissue.
The interest for these types of simple but effective cosmetic treatments is immense and ever increasing.
What are dermal fillers used for?
- Filling out and minimising wrinkles & lines in the face
- Smoothen skin unevenness (dimples, scars, deformities)
- Reinforcing facial contours (chin, cheek bones, jaw line, lips)
- Increaseing the volume of body parts (breast, calves, bottom etc.)
Today’s dermal fillers make it possible to quickly, simply, safely and with minimal “downtime” achieve valuable improvements to your appearance.
Most doctors and beauty specialists agree that injection treatments will become an increasingly important part within aesthetical medicine and the demand will continue to increase.
How does a dermal filler work?
A filler treatment is performed by a doctor or nurse, with specialist knowledge within aesthetic injection treatments, injecting a filler into/under the skin. Depending on the treatment performed different fillers in different amounts are injected on various depths.
The amount of filler and what depth it is injeted at depends on which body part is being treated and the kind of fullness the patient wishes to achieve. For instance, when treating a wrinkle considerably less filler is used than in a chin enlargement.
What kind of results can I expect?
The ideal filler should be simple and cheap to produce, free from side effects and complications, provide a long lasting result, easy to use and to remove if the patient was to have a change of heart.
Unfortunately the perfect filler has not yet been invented. But until then there are a large amount of different products that offer considerable improvements.
Currently cosmetic fillers cannot replace plastic surgery procedures such as facelift or enlargements with implants, such procedures provide a more extensive change with longer lasting results. Instead with fillers one can in a simpler, cheaper and almost risk free way achieve the localised improvements that the patient is looking for.