A good skin regimen—including the daily use of broad spectrum SPF and avoiding damaging habits like smoking—can go a long way towards preserving the youth of your skin. However, the aging process is inevitable and sooner or later you’ll begin seeing the effects on your face. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer with unwanted fine lines and wrinkles.
The Dermatology Center of Indiana offers dermal fillers that will enhance, correct, and create shape in the faces of both men and women of varying age. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic improvement or a subtle change, we can help!
What are fillers?
Dermal fillers, also referred to as facial fillers or just fillers, are a great option to help combat the effects of collagen loss. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is what gives our skin strength and elasticity. Our body’s ability to produce collagen slows down as we age and the result is unwanted wrinkles and saggy skin. Fillers work by filling in wrinkles with collagen. Not only does this treatment smooth lines and plump your skin, it helps stimulate collagen growth.
How long do fillers last?
Depending on the type of facial filler, the effects can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Both semi-permanent and permanent fillers can last up to 2 years. Your wrinkles will return as you continue to age or if you cause damage to the skin by not taking the proper skin care steps when going out into the sun.
Do fillers hurt?
A topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin before the procedure and this can help minimize needle stick pain. Most of the discomfort caused by fillers is because fillers are viscous (meaning they have a thick consistency) and stretch the skin during injection. Overall, the injection of fillers is not generally painful and you can likely resume most activities right away. We may advise that you avoid intense physical activity during the first day or so to avoid swelling and bruising.
In addition to wrinkles, dermal fillers can also plump thin lips and improve the appearance of scars. If you’d like to hear more about the benefits of dermal fillers and how they can help improve your skin, give us a call today!
Disclaim: This blog provides general information and discussion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.