How do dermal fillers work

As one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments, dermal fillers have revolutionised how we approach anti-aging and facial rejuvenation. But what exactly are they, and how do they work to restore your natural beauty and skin’s youthful glow? In this article, we’ll demystify dermal fillers, giving you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about this rejuvenating aesthetic treatment.

Definition and Purpose of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectable treatments that are scientifically designed gel-like substances of varying thickness. Fillers are used to restore facial volume, define facial contouring, fill lines, soften wrinkles, augment lips, and lift facial folds and hollow areas. Dermal Fillers are also expertly crafted to plump and hydrate the skin by restoring collagen, providing a naturally youthful appearance.

In recent years, dermal fillers have grown exponentially in popularity due to their ability to deliver remarkable results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Countless individuals worldwide have turned to these non-surgical procedures to combat the signs of aging and achieve a revitalised, rejuvenated look.

When it comes to your appearance, knowledge is power. Understanding how dermal fillers ensures you receive the ideal treatment for your unique needs. From comprehending the science behind the process to grasping the expected outcomes, being well-informed enables you to embark on your journey towards self-confidence with clarity and peace of mind.

How Dermal Fillers Work in the Skin

Dermal fillers work by smoothing facial lines and folds, filling lips or resort and balancing lost facial volume, providing a softer, more youthful appearance. The fillers comprise a tissue-tailored HA injectable gel, a substance that closely resembles what naturally exists in your body. The results can vary in each individual, from short to longer lasting, but are not permanent.

Injection process and the role of a qualified medical professional

The injection process of dermal fillers plays a crucial role in their effectiveness and safety. It is essential to have a qualified medical professional administer the treatment to ensure precise placement and minimise any potential risks. The professional will assess the individual’s unique facial structure and identify the areas that require treatment, and discuss the preparation, the process, and the aftercare.

What areas of the face and body can be treated?

Dermal fillers can be strategically placed in various face and body areas to achieve different aesthetic goals. For example, they can enhance cheeks, lips, and add volume to your jawline. The placement will depend on the individual’s desired outcome and the medical professional’s expertise.

Lips: Enhancing Lip Shape and Volume

One of the most popular uses for dermal fillers is enhancing the shape and volume of the lips. Whether you desire plumper lips or want to redefine your lip contours, dermal fillers can help you achieve the desired results.

Cheeks: Restoring Youthful Fullness and Contour

As we age, our cheeks tend to lose their youthful fullness and contour. Dermal fillers can effectively restore volume to the cheeks, giving you a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

Nasolabial Folds: Reducing Lines Around the Mouth and Nose

The lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, known as nasolabial folds, can become more pronounced with age. Dermal fillers can help reduce these lines, giving your face a more rejuvenated and smooth appearance.

Under-eye Hollows: Diminishing Dark Circles and Tired Appearance

If you struggle with under-eye hollows, dermal fillers can be a great solution. By injecting fillers into this area, dark circles can be diminished, and a more refreshed look can be achieved.

Smile Lines: Smoothing Wrinkles and Lines Around the Mouth

Smile lines, also known as marionette lines, can appear as vertical wrinkles and lines around the mouth. Dermal fillers can help smooth these lines, giving you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Other Potential Areas for Dermal Filler Application

In addition to the common areas mentioned above, there are other potential areas where dermal fillers can be applied. These may include chin augmentation, jawline contouring, and correcting the appearance of scars or depressions on the skin. Here are some of the most common applications for Dermal Fillers:

  • Improving facial lines, wrinkles and folds
  • Lip re-volumisation, Lip hydration, Lip balancing, Lip lines
  • Under eye hollowing and tear troughs deformities
  • Restoring lost or dropped facial volume to cheeks, mid face or jaw line
  • Acne scars and some pitted or deep facial scars or surgical scars
  • Hydrating and rejuvenating and fine lines of the face, neck, chest and hands

Dermal Filler Thickness

The following table provides a summary of the different thicknesses used with common dermal filler treatments.

Thickness Area Treated
Thick Long Lasting Volume Filler To replace facial volume & re-shape facial contours in cheeks, chin & mid face
Medium Lifting Filler To lift deep facial folds, eye hollowing & heavy mouth corners
Medium Line Filler To fill medium to heavy facial lines, wrinkles and scarring
Soft Lush Long Lasting Lip Filler To fill & soften the pout with added lip contouring & naturalness
Plumping Lip Filler To add extra volume & shape to smaller or finer lips
Lip Drink Hydrobooster To very subtly rehydrate thin dry lips
Fine Hydrating Filler (Skinbooster & Beauty Booster) To soften fine lines, rehydrate & improve skin texture of face, hands, chest & under eyes

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers offer several benefits that can help address facial aging and enhance appearance. These benefits include:

  • Addressing facial aging and enhancing appearance: Dermal fillers can help restore lost volume and rejuvenate the skin, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
  • Restoring volume loss due to aging: Our skin loses volume as we age, leading to sagging and a less plump appearance. Dermal fillers can replenish this lost volume, restoring a more youthful facial contour.
  • Minimising the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds: Dermal fillers effectively reduce the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds, resulting in smoother and more evenly textured skin.
  • Providing immediate results and long-lasting effects: One of the critical benefits of dermal fillers is that they deliver immediate results, allowing you to enjoy instant improvements in your facial appearance. Additionally, the effects of dermal fillers can last for several months or even up to a year, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors.

Why Can’t We Name Specific Fillers on This Site?

Australian law prohibits the advertising of prescription medications, including dermal fillers. That’s why you won’t find brand names listed here. However, during your consultation, we can discuss our top-quality options. Book an appointment with The Cosmetic Studio Noosa today.