What is the Dermal Filler?

Injectable dermal filler can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill hollows, lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes. With results that can last from 4 months to more than a year.
Injectable dermal filler, unlike Botox injection that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fills the line, crease, or area with one of several different substance. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.

Dermal filler can also be used as “volumizers”, plumping and lifting cheeks, chins, jaw lines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.

The treatment is fast and easy. But all dermal fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin.

In some cases, those bumps maybe permanent and some times, a bluish skin discoloration known as the tyndall effect happens.

The color change can last for several months, but there are treatments available, in very rare cases, skin cells may die if the dermal fillers are not used properly.

There have also been a few reported cases of blindness, scarring from skin loss and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.

Not every wrinkle-filler s right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly.


• They’re cost-effective.
• The procedure is brief.
• There is no serious pain involved.
• Recovery time is minimal.
• It results in a naturally rejuvenated appearance.
• The aftercare is minimal.
• Fewer risks are involved.
• Non-invasive and quick treatment.
• Easily accomplish various goals with many filler choices.


• There are added costs over a time period.
• It does require regular touch-ups.
• Results last for varying times (typically from several months to up to a year).
• Requires repeat treatment to maintain the effect.
• Costs of treatment and touch-ups can add up.

Here is a breakdown of available dermal filler. It includes their basic ingredients, how they work, their pros and cons, and the areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you choose the right one for you.

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