Dermal fillers fill in wrinkles, lines, and scars with a safe substance injected below the surface of the skin. Dermal Fillers create a youthful appearance by adding volume and increasing the fullness of the treated area, especially smile lines, fine lines, frown lines, acne scarring and lip enhancement.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Filler injections, a material injected underneath the skin, are used to smooth out unwanted wrinkles. The most common areas for Dermal Filler injections are in the nasolabial folds (smile lines), the oral commissures (the corner of the mouth where the lip borders the facial skin), and the marionette lines (lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth – which can make you look unhappy). Dermal fillers are also often used for lip augmentation.
Depending on the dermal filler used, the effects can last anywhere from six months until forever. There are temporary dermal fillers and permanent dermal fillers. Typically, most health-care professionals shy away from permanent dermal fillers because if the filler is placed in an improper position, its permanence becomes a huge issue and a liability. The “temporary” dermal fillers placed dissolve slowly over 4-18 months.