People hoping to smooth out their skin and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles have several options, from serious plastic surgery to quick fixes and treatments that take just a few minutes to complete. Among these many available options are dermal fillers, a non-surgical way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin ages, it begins to lose collagen and hyaluronic acid, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle. Dermal fillers are smooth, injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid that add volume to your features and can stimulate collagen growth over time to help you maintain your results. Read on to learn about the benefits of dermal fillers.
Most dermal fillers can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on the body by adding volume and fullness to the skin and lips. They are minimally invasive and safe procedures, making them ideal for those who want to regain a more youthful appearance without undergoing plastic surgery. There are plenty of other benefits of dermal fillers, too. Here are a few that you may enjoy with this treatment.
No Recovery Time
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin using small needles. As a result, there is no recovery time required. The procedure is nonsurgical and noninvasive, and patients are able to get back to their normal routines right away. You may experience some slight swelling or bruising at the injection site, but you will not need to lie down, take time off from work, or otherwise disrupt your normal routines after a dermal filler appointment. This makes it an excellent option for those who want to look and feel their best but have limited time off.
A Natural Look
An expert will be able to inject dermal fillers in a way that makes them look extremely natural. Instead of making major changes to your appearance, dermal fillers create subtle improvements. This is because the technique for injecting dermal fillers has changed over the years. Instead of injecting the filler right into the wrinkles being targeted, other nearby areas are filled instead to naturally plump the wrinkles up and restore fullness without creating a plastic appearance.
Multiple Areas Treated
The lack of recovery time and gentle procedure mean that dermal fillers can be used on several areas at once. Instead of scheduling several appointments to deal with fine lines on your face and other areas, your provider can inject fillers in several areas at the same time. This allows you to save time in your schedule and get your results more quickly. Dermal fillers are also suitable for multiple areas of the body, unlike other treatments that are not recommended for the face. You’ll be able to stick with one safe and effective treatment instead of researching and weighing multiple options for different areas, which can save additional time and money.
Quick and Painless Procedure
An appointment for dermal fillers takes about an hour, depending on how many areas are being treated and how many injections are needed. The procedure is also relatively painless, as all it requires is a small needle to inject the filler, similar to getting a flu shot or other injection. If you are particularly sensitive to needles, your provider may be able to numb the areas they will be filling with a numbing cream to ease the sensation. However, this could lengthen your appointment time, as these creams take time to begin working. Note that dermal fillers do need to be maintained and reinjected every so often, so be sure to factor additional appointments — often scheduled at least four months apart but potentially as long as a full year apart — into your plans.
Minimal Side Effects
Patients who receive dermal fillers report minimal side effects after their procedures. You may experience tenderness, slight bruising, or swelling near the injection site, and all of these side effects typically go away after a few hours or days. If you experience more severe side effects, or if these effects last longer than a few days, speak to your provider or a doctor immediately to determine the cause and ensure that you aren’t experiencing an allergic reaction. Fillers that have been injected properly should have little to no side effects at all.
Choosing Your Dermal Filler Provider
Reach out to Elume Medspa for more information about the benefits of dermal fillers and to schedule an appointment with one of the spa’s professional and experienced providers. Elume’s team of professionals can help you choose the right fillers for your goals and walk you through the entire process to give you as much information as possible about your procedure. The spa also provides a number of other skin treatments, including sclerotherapy, photofacials, and more, helping you achieve all your beauty goals in one convenient location.