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All About Dermal Fillers: What Any Beauty Aficionado Needs to Know

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Are you a beauty addict looking to try something new? Then dermal fillers may be for you! It is important not to compare this treatment to the commonly known Botox, as they are quite different.

For a while, cosmetic doctors would turn to Botox injections for face wrinkles, but now they are choosing these alternative fillers as a way to promote tight, youthful-looking skin. The difference is simple: instead of freezing facial muscles with Botox, fillers restore lost volume over time. Here are some interesting facts about dermal skin fillers, so you can know more before you walk into your first appointment!

Fillers aren’t new
In fact, people have been using these skin care products for over 100 years. They were invented in the late 1800s by Austrian surgeon Robert Gersuny as a way to fix facial defects and to tighten sagging skin.

Some dermal fillers are made from natural ingredients
While this isn’t true for all, some cosmetic fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and collagen, two components that are occur naturally in the human body.

The effects are only temporary
These fillers are not meant to give permanent results, rather used as a way to offer a temporary solution to fix any skin care woes. This is because the face is always changing, and a filler applied now may not work well in 10 years or so once the face ages. However, using fillers alongside Botox injections can make the effects last longer.

They can be used in other places besides the face
If you are looking to tighten loose skin throughout your body, fillers may help as they can be used in plenty of different places. One of the most popular alternative treatments is to use subdermal implantation into the hands to smooth wrinkles.

There is little risk for side effects
While it does change per patient, side effects are quite rare with dermal fillers. However, if you notice burning, stinging, or redness at the injection site, contact your doctor right away to rule out a potential bacteria infection.

Fillers are a great way to enhance your appearance in a safe, non-permanent way. The cosmetic skin care market is growing daily, by 2021 it is estimated to be valued at $154 billion, so stay ahead of the curve and contact our office for your appointment today!

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