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What are Dermal Fillers?

Find out why more and more people are turning to dermal fillers to get smoother, more youthful skin.

It pretty much goes without saying that many people really want to hold on to their youth as long as possible, particularly when it comes fillersto their appearance. Unfortunately, wrinkles and fine lines tend to be a part of growing older; however, that doesn’t just mean that you have to put up with them. Our Charleston, SC dermatologists make it easy to get younger-looking skin without always needing time-consuming or invasive cosmetic dermatology to achieve it. Find out how dermal fillers might help you!

What are dermal fillers?

Cosmetic fillers are used to fix issues associated with aging, particularly in the face. Here are some issues that dermal fillers can address:

  • Volumizing areas of the face that have begun to sag or lose volume
  • Smoothing out lines, wrinkles and creases in the skin (e.g. laugh lines)
  • Volumizing thin lips and smoothing away the lines around the lips
  • Filling out superficial scars caused by acne or chicken pox to reduce their appearance
  • Increasing volume and plumpness in hollowed-out areas of the cheeks or temples

Depending on the type of dermal filler you choose to get, they can be made from either synthetic or natural materials. These materials are then injected into the surface of the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles and other skin problems related to signs of aging. Many people think that dermal fillers are like Botox but this is not correct. Botox prevents certain facial muscles from contracting to smooth away wrinkles while dermal fillers are designed to smooth and plump the skin.

How long will it take to get dermal fillers in Charleston, SC?

This is a very quick and easy process and can be administered in only a few minutes. Of course, some patients do choose to have the area numbed with a topical anesthesia prior to injections, so this can lengthen the procedure. Dermal filler injections aren’t painful but you may notice a slight burning or pinching sensation when the small needles are inserted into the skin.

When will I notice my results?

Sometimes results show up right away while others may take a couple days to achieve the full effect. Dermal filler results don’t last forever but they can last a few months and even up to a couple years. Plus, you can continue to come in for continued treatments to maintain your results for longer.

Have questions about dermal fillers? Ready to find out if you are the ideal candidate? Then it’s time you called Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC to learn more about how dermal fillers could help you!

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