Dermal fillers assist to reduce facial wrinkles while also restoring volume and fullness to the face.
Dermal Fillers: Lip/Cheek/Chin
The structure of the dermis below the skin has a significant impact on how the skin appears on the surface. Fine lines and wrinkles form as a result of the breakdown of this collagen framework due to factors such as aging, sun exposure, illness, or injury. At Refine | Define Aesthetics, we employ dermal fillers to fix these issues by adding volume and smoothing out wrinkles and folds.
Injectable dermal fillers are among the many services we provide. Depending on your skin type, desired results, and personal preferences, our trained aestheticians will recommend a filler or mix of fillers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do not all dermal fillers serve the same purpose?
- No. Although all dermal fillers are injectable gels, the active chemicals and formulations of the various fillers mean that they are best used in different areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is one active element in dermal fillers that helps skin retain moisture and firmness. One type of dermal filler formula is more suited for adding volume to the cheeks, while another type is designed to reduce creases and wrinkles in the lower face.
What is the difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers?
- Although both dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected into the skin, they accomplish their wrinkle-reduction goals in quite different ways. Injectable fillers, as the name suggests, include a substance that physically fills in wrinkles from below the skin’s surface. To temporarily reduce the appearance of “dynamic” wrinkles like crow’s feet, the pure botulinum toxin used in BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that contract during facial expressions. BOTOX and dermal fillers both have the potential to produce lovely results if used properly.
Who is a good candidate for a dermal filler treatment?
- If you want to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around your face or plump up your lips, cheeks, or under-eye hollows, try dermal fillers. The majority of the fillers we employ are derived from biocompatible substances. We take additional safety measures for patients who have allergies to any of the filling materials. Your doctor will look through your health records during your visit and advise you on whether or not dermal fillers are the best option for you.
When the effects of dermal fillers wear off, what happens to the ingredients?
- Permanent results from dermal fillers are not expected. The length of time that filler treatment results continue to look natural ranges from a few months to two years. Dermal fillers are made up of biodegradable chemicals that are naturally eliminated from the body over time.