Unlike BOTOX®, which works by relaxing muscles, dermal fillers work by filling in the wrinkles or lines. They can also be used to fill out thin lips and make cheeks plumper. They should, therefore, be administered only by an experienced professional. There are several types of dermal fillers.
Collagen dermal fillers are the oldest type. These early fillers did work, and the results looked natural – but they lasted for a short time. They also caused allergic reactions, and patients had to undergo allergy testing before getting treatment.
Over time, scientists have developed new ways of producing collagen fillers that last longer and don’t cause as many allergies.
These days, most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body. Consequently, such fillers are much less likely to cause reactions than collagen fillers are. They may also stimulate the body’s production of collagen, a protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic.
While hyaluronic acid fillers last longer than collagen fillers, they do eventually break down. Depending on the type used, the results typically can last three months or more. Examples of hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm® and Restylane®.
There are a handful of dermal fillers made from chemicals not found in the skin or anywhere else in the human body. Their ingredients are made in a lab.
While these fillers have the advantage of long-lasting results, they have the disadvantage of increased risk of side effects or allergic reactions.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are so popular because the treatment is quick, non-invasive and simple. Also, people who have received dermal fillers report little to no discomfort during treatment.
While some procedures can certainly achieve a younger-looking appearance, they are time-consuming, invasive and have a longer, uncomfortable recovery time.
Dermal fillers are an ideal option for people who don’t have time or energy for surgical procedures.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you’re looking to restore lost facial volume, contact New Beauty Wellness in Westport to schedule a consultation. We proudly offer Juvederm® and Restylane® in addition to a variety of aesthetic treatments and cosmetic services. We will be happy to explain what treatments we offer and how we perform them.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to beautiful, younger-looking skin.