How Does Dermal Fillers Work?

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If you’re into skincare and beauty treatments, chances are you’ve probably heard of dermal fillers. Some might have opted for this procedure multiple times already after experiencing its benefits first-hand. 

However, if this is the first time that you’ve come across the term, you’re still on the right track. In this blog, we will talk about how dermal fillers work, how they can benefit you, and why it’s a treatment worth investing in. 

Read on to know more.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler injections are an FDA-approved injectable solution that can provide many benefits. 

For instance, it can be used to plump lips and fill in the under-eye hollows. Dermal fillers can also restore volume to the cheeks and temples.

In some instances, fillers are also used to sculpt the jawline and add projection to pronounce the chin. On top of that, there are even individuals who choose to get non-surgical nose jobs with injectable fillers.

Kinds of Dermal Fillers

Most commonly-used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA). Others may employ calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) or Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). These components help stimulate collagen production and has the ability to: 

  • Contour facial features; 
  • Enhance lips; or 
  • Replace soft-tissue volume loss in the treatment area. 

Hence, whether you need help with volume loss or improved facial features, dermal fillers can be a good option. 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by injecting a gel-like substance into the treatment area just beneath the skin’s surface. The following are some of the ways dermal fillers work: 

  1. Enhancing Facial Features. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance the appearance of your lips or cheeks. It’s done by strategically injecting the filler in the treatment area to improve its size, shape, and symmetry.
  2. Volume Restoration. In other instances, dermal fillers are injected into specific areas of the face to replenish volume. This is especially ideal for patients who are losing their body’s natural collagen resulting in sagging.
  3. Hydration and Skin Quality. Some dermal fillers also work by improving skin hydration and overall skin quality. This is usually done with fillers containing hyaluronic acid.
  4. Stimulating Collagen. Lastly, certain dermal fillers are better for stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. As a result, you can see improved skin texture and elasticity. 

Treatment and Recovery Time

Filler injection appointments usually take at least 60 minutes per session to allow time for numbing. (A session may last over an hour, depending on the number of treatment areas.)

If it’s your first time getting dermal fillers, your provider may apply a conservative amount of filler just to assess the result; this can be adjusted later on depending on the results and if you want more volume. 

After the procedure, minor swelling or bruising is normal and may last up to two weeks. Additionally, it is highly advised to avoid strenuous activities for the first 24-48 hours.

Join the growing number of dermal fillers patients in Oklahoma City, OK. Call us today or book an appointment now.