As the years pass, everyone’s looks change with time. That is especially apparent when it comes to the skin. It changes in a number of ways as people get older. The skin stops making as much collagen as time passes, and this makes the skin less smooth and resilient. There is also less fat under the skin as we age, and this can lead to wrinkles and skin sagging.
You don’t have to be older to get lines and wrinkles on the face. It’s common for younger patients to want to use dermal fillers for the benefits they can get from them. For those who are concerned about the ways their skin has changed or about features that they want to enhance, we have dermal fillers available. They can give the face a more youthful appearance or enhance the way your skin, and lips, look.
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable treatment that is used to get rid of wrinkles as well as fine lines. When you get an injectable treatment, it is very minimally invasive. There is no downtime needed, and you can get right back to your normal life. It’s also a highly effective treatment that can help with any problem areas that you are worried about.
They are great for patients who want their skin to be smoother and more youthful-looking, but they can also change the shape and size of your lips if that’s what you’re looking for. You can work with us to decide just what type of changes you want so that your treatment can be customized for the look you want.
There are two dermal fillers that we use at DFW Oral Surgeons. These are Restylane and Juvederm. Each of these is a gel that is made from hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is a kind of sugar that your skin naturally makes. Like collagen, over time, the body starts to make less of it, and this can change the way your skin looks. With less hyaluronic acid in your skin, it will lose some elasticity and definition. This then can lead to wrinkles, lines, and other problems with the skin.
When one of these dermal fillers is injected into certain areas of the face, such as the eyes and lips, wrinkles can be eliminated and the skin can get back the definition that it once had. Using Restylane or Juvederm also has another great benefit for the skin. The hyaluronic acid that is in them will stimulate your body to make more collagen, an important substance that can improve the look of your skin. That makes these injectables incredibly effective at giving you the look you want without getting surgery or other invasive procedures.
How Are Dermal Fillers Administered?
First, dentist will take a look at your skin and the rest of your face to see which areas could use some treatment with a dermal filler. He will talk to you about what your concerns are and what your ultimate facial goals are so that you can decide together how to proceed with your dermal filler. A treatment plan will be made so that you can get the changes in your skin that you want. Then, the doctor will start to give you injections of one of the dermal fillers that we use. He injects small amounts of the gel into the appropriate areas of the skin so that you can get the results you’re after.
Getting the injections may come with a small amount of pain simply from getting an injection. However, dermal fillers have a pain medication inside them so that you aren’t uncomfortable during the injections. If you are nervous about getting injections, the doctor can apply a topical anesthetic to the areas that are being treated. The entire treatment is usually completed in less than one hour. And unlike some injectables such as Botox, you don’t have to wait to see the results. The results will be visible right away.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
There is no one specific length of time that your dermal fillers will last. A lot of factors go into how long they will remain in effect. The type of gel that you get and the placement of the gel are two of the factors. Other factors include your diet, lifestyle, and metabolism as well as your general health. In general, when you get dermal filler in your lips, this will last up to about six months. When you get these injections elsewhere in the face, they can last as long as a year. Getting these injections is quick and easy, so many patients come in for a touch-up every so often to keep the look they desired.
When you have your consultation, the doctor will talk to you about your health and lifestyle as well as your goals. This allows him to decide which dermal filler would be the best match for your goals and how often you will need to get it touched up.
At DFW Oral Surgeons, we want you to meet your skin goals and to see the changes that you’re looking for. We offer dermal fillers to help you to look your best and to get back any confidence that you have been missing. And with the doctor’s help, you can determine exactly what type of changes you want and get them with an easy treatment.