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5 Surprising Facts about Dermal Fillers

It is not surprising that many individuals want to reverse the ageing process and restore a youthful appearance

It is not surprising that many individuals want to reverse the ageing process and have tried a number of treatments, including natural, non-surgical, and surgical procedures, to achieve and restore a youthful appearance. Neurotoxins (i.e.: Botox) used to be the go-to procedure for anyone from celebrities to the average working class man and woman, but now the popularity of dermal fillers is on the rise, and everyone wants to know more about them! Here are 5 surprising facts about dermal fillers that you will want to know.

1.Some Dermal Fillers Are Natural

Collagen and hyaluronic acid occur naturally within the body. They are also naturally derived dermal fillers that are on the market today. Hyaluronic acid (HA) was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in 2003 as a dermal filler. Collagen fillers were approved by the FDA in 1981. The patient can also use their own natural filler, that is, fat taken from other areas of the body (typically, the flank and love handles). It is then injected into the areas that a patient needs to fill out or smooth.

2. Dermal Fillers Are Usually Temporary

Dermal fillers last anywhere from 5 to 18 months, depending on the brand of product and where it is injected. The body can safely break them down and absorb them, so they are ideal for patients who worry about not being satisfied with the outcome. Combining dermal fillers with Botox can help maximize the duration of the result.

3. Not Just For The Face

Dermal fillers have other uses. For example, there are types of fillers that can be injected into the hands to smooth wrinkles and hide veins, and other types that can even be used on droopy earlobes to fill them out so women can wear bigger and heavier earrings.

4. It’s Becoming Increasingly Popular Amongst Men

Men are requesting dermal fillers more than ever before. The use of injectable fillers in men grew 6% in 2015. The difference between men and women is that men are usually treated with non HA fillers to avoid looking puffy and to achieve a more chiselled appearance.

5. Dermal Fillers Stimulate Collagen Growth

Nothing will ever stop the body from losing its natural collagen, but dermal fillers do have the ability to slow the depletion process. Over time, some brands of dermal fillers will even stimulate the growth of collagen at the site of injection. This will result in patients who require less treatment and product over time to achieve the same look.

Dermal fillers have become a great option for many men and women who want to restore the look of youth without costly and invasive procedures. Dermal fillers are not long lasting, and they are non invasive, which makes them a popular option for most people to try at least once to see if they are the right fit. It is also very hard to “overdo it”, and the risk of looking like you have had a procedure is very low. It will simply improve the natural appearance by smoothing out wrinkles, not dramatically change the face.

To decide if dermal fillers are right for your aesthetic goals and to restore a youthful and energetic appearance, contact our clinic to book a consultation with one of our doctors. Our team is available to answer your questions and inquiries. Please call 647-343-0207.

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