Dermal fillers provide a cosmetic solution to dull, sunken-looking skin. Safe, easy-to-apply and affordable, they’re a popular treatment for many patients.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a biodegradable gel that functions as a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring skin component. It is made from Hyaluronic acid (HA) and helps to hydrate and provide volume to your skin, keeping it looking full and young. Our bodies begin to provide less HA as we age and experience increased exposure to the elements. This causes our skin to begin to sag, creating unsightly facial lines and grooves and resulting in an overall dull and sunken appearance to our skin.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to supplement the lower amounts of HA or increase the volume of areas of the face that concern the patient. Due to the composition of dermal fillers, they also keep the skin more hydrated, providing a fresher look. Dermal fillers can be used in a number of places: lips, cheeks, nose, chin and tear troughs, all to contribute to a more youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The results from dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 24 months; it is dependent on the dermal fillers used and the place in which it is applied. Your dentist will be able to provide you with a more accurate guide during your consultation.
How long does the procedure take?
The first step towards dermal fillers is to arrange a consultation so that your concerns can be addressed and the right treatment planned for you. Generally, the actual application of dermal fillers takes between 20 and 60 minutes.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Dermal fillers start from $350. During your treatment consultation session, you will be provided with a comprehensive treatment plan which includes a more accurate costing, before proceeding with the treatment.