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5 Things to Know About Injectable Fillers

As time passes, we notice more visible signs of aging. Many of these signs can be attributed to volume loss in the skin. When facial tissue thins, we begin to see lines around our nose, mouth, and cheeks, and those lines can look hollow. Dermal fillers are one way to smooth lines and wrinkles by replacing lost volume in the skin, restoring a more youthful look to the face.

What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin to smooth lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance facial contours, and restore lost skin volume. The fillers are made of a gel-like substance, and different formulas are available. Over a million men and women choose facial rejuvenation through dermal fillers each year. The treatment can be cost-effective and help you look younger without the pain and downtime associated with surgery.

Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

If you’re considering dermal fillers, there are a few things you should understand before you go to your appointment. Here are five of those facts.

  1. They could be temporary. Dermal fillers typically last about six months. Sometimes, the effects can last longer. However, you should expect temporary results that are designed to put off any surgical intervention.
  2. Some are all-natural, and some are synthetic. Some fillers are derived from things naturally produced in the body, like hyaluronic acid and collagen. Other fillers are made from synthetic ingredients but are proven to be safe and highly effective.
  3. They are best used on the face. Many ask if injectable fillers can be used on other areas of the body to avoid cosmetic surgery. The FDA has not approved injectable fillers for use in other areas of the body. It would take much more filler for larger areas than for the face. The face has areas that are more easily targeted by the injectables.
  4. There is a low risk of side effects. Injectables are in a gel-like form, and they are placed just beneath the skin. There is a very low risk of side effects as the injectable works to restore skin volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
  5. Always choose someone qualified to do the injections. Be cautious when selecting your practitioner. You want to choose someone capable of doing the procedure. An inexperienced practitioner could place the injectable in the wrong place or within a blood vessel causing complications or unwanted results.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re interested in dermal fillers and how they can help you look younger, contact Beauty & Body by Mia to learn what dermal fillers can do for you!

Mia Valleskey

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