What Are Dermal Fillers?

Do you want to erase your age? Dermal fillers, or injectables, can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a facelift costs. Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to reverse the visible signs of aging. Millions of people from all over the world are discovering the benefits of dermal fillers. Led by Dr. Jacqueline Silkey, Silkey Skin MD (located in Kaysville, UT) offers a variety of dermal fillers to meet our patient’s needs. Here’s everything you need to know about dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that fill the soft tissue under the skin. Some dermal fillers are synthetic and some are natural. Generally, dermal fillers are made from different types of products such as hyaluronic acid, human collagen, and donor-tissue fat. Each filler has different strengths and weaknesses. Consult with a doctor to find out which type of dermal filler is right for you.

What happens during the dermal filler procedure?

Before the treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Your doctor will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically underneath the skin. A treatment session takes about 15 minutes. Some dermal fillers are done in repeat sessions a few weeks apart. Some patients experience bruising and mild swelling, but these side effects are temporary and will subside over the days following treatment.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can enhance facial contours, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, soften creases, treat acne scars, and plump thin lips. Dermal fillers such as Voluma can also be used for chin and cheek augmentation, and Radiesse has been used with success to nonsurgically reshape the nose. With dermal filler treatment, you can get real, noticeable results and still look like yourself.

How long will the effects of dermal fillers last?

How long the effects of filler treatment will last depends on the patient, product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer the effects will last. The effects of hyaluronic acid fillers will typically last from 6 to 18 months. Synthetic fillers tend to last longer, as they are not absorbed by the body.

Is dermal filler treatment safe?

Dermal filler treatment is considered safe and effective. Dermal filler treatment has a very low rate of side effects and requires minimal downtime and recovery. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities after you leave your doctor’s office. This treatment should only be done by a doctor who is board-certified in plastic surgery or dermatology. Make sure your doctor is board certified and has training and substantial experience performing dermal filler treatments.

How do I get started with dermal filler treatment?

Getting started with dermal filler treatment couldn’t be easier. Dr. Silkey will explain your course of treatment, the type of dermal filler recommended in your case, what you can expect from the outcome, and the longevity of the result.

If you want “face-lift” results – without surgery, pain, and downtime, call SilkeySkinMD at (801) 882-2200 today to schedule a consultation in Kaysville, UT. Dermal fillers can transform your look and your life. You will experience exemplary service and world-class care at SilkeySkinMD!