Everybody wants to look their best, because we all appreciate beauty. When we age, our beauty changes and we must learn to accept that. However, sometimes these changes are really dramatic, or happen much quicker than we were prepared for. If that is the case, you may want to consider having a dermal filler.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is a product that is injected straight into the skin, in order to remove fine lines, fill up wrinkles, or reduce scars. When injected, fillers plump up the skin, which makes it look younger and addresses all the different signs of ageing. One of the reasons why these fillers are so popular is because the results are virtually instant, and the results last for a long time. Furthermore, dermal fillers are much cheaper and safer than full plastic surgery.
Different Types of Dermal Fillers
There are different types of dermal fillers, each of which uses a different type of ingredient. While there are many on the market, the three most popular ones are human fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Regardless of which filler you decide to go for, you can expect the results to last for around a year. Each has their own pros and cons, and not every specialist is trained in using all three methods. Hence, it is important that you do your research before you agree to have the procedure completed. Let’s investigate each option in a bit more detail.
- Human Fat
When you choose human fat for your dermal fillers, specialists will first remove fat from your body. Usually, it is taken from the thighs or the abdomen, after which it is cleaned and purified, and injected back into the body in the areas that you want to address. This option is particularly popular with people who suffer from allergies, as the body simply reabsorbs its own fat, rather than having to cope with a foreign material. While the face absorbs the fat, however, you may look a little bit swollen. This usually goes after two or three days.
Collagen is a natural protein found in the skin of humans and cows. Usually, it is injected into the lips to make them look plumper. However, it can be used to address mild to moderate lines and wrinkles in the face as well. Most people who opt for collagen fillers have also had a facelift or other form of plastic surgery.
- Hyaluronic Acid
Last but not least, there is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural acid found in connective tissues and near the eye. When injected, it cushions and flattens the tissue, while also moisturizing the surface of the skin. It is particularly suitable for fat or soft tissue loss in the skin, but can also be used for skin folds, wrinkles, and lines.
If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your face in a very quick and long lasting manner, then dermal fillers may just be the way forward.