Fillers fill in areas on our bodies that are creased or uneven. Probably the most recognized filler is Botox, which helps relax the muscles behind wrinkles and creases to create the illusion of wrinkle-free skin. Dermal fillers, however, have been known to provide a more youthful and natural looking solution.
Dermal fillers not only fill in wrinkles and plumping lips, they can help you plump or lift cheeks to create the illusion of higher cheekbones as well as give you a more plump or full chin, jawline or even plump up saggy skin on your hands. As with any procedure, especially injections, keep in mind that you carry the risk of an allergic reaction, redness and swelling at injection site and in some cases, bumps underneath the skin if not injected properly. These are the different types of dermal fillers to consider:
Hyaluronic acid fillers
The most popular type of dermal filler, hyaluronic acid fillers can last anywhere from a couple of months to a year or more. The benefit of using hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are derived from a natural substance that is already found in your body. Plus there is significant medical evidence to believe that injections of this kind can boost your body’s collagen production – naturally.
Synthetic fillers are created from man-made substances and are not organic to your body. These types of dermal fillers are also the most long-lasting, being semi-permanent. While that sounds like a great incentive for those considering a long-term pout or plump, consider that you’re also taking a risk. If not injected properly by a reputable and experienced doctor, synthetic fillers have been known to cause permanent disfigurement.
These types of dermal fillers are made from pure collagen from cows, and provide the most natural fill. However, because they are natural, they also can deteriorate the quickest. Your collagen injections can start breaking down as soon as a month after your first injection. There is also a risk of an allergic reaction.
Otherwise known as fat injections, autologous fillers come straight from another part of your body. While they still carry risk of bruising, redness and injection site irritation, fat injections are not made up of foreign substances. Usually removed from your back or buttocks in one procedure, they can be injected into your face or another part of your body as soon as it is safely treated, often even in the same day.
Are you considering plump cheeks or a more defined pout? Whether you are opting to get dermal fillers or are just exploring your options, it’s good to have an understanding of the many options out there, and which can help you get the look you want.
Talk to the experts at MAXiM Facial Aesthetics to learn all your options today! Get your complimentary consultation by calling us at (646) 475-2099 or request an appointment online here.