What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. They can address a number of common concerns including smoothing of deep under-eye circles, lifting of cheekbones, volumization of the lips, smoothing of lip lines and nasolabilal folds (the creases that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth), and rejuvenation of the hands.
Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. HA fillers, depending on their specific chemical makeup, can last from six months to much longer before being gradually absorbed by the body.
- Botox and fillers are temporary injections that slowly fade over time.It is recommended to treat with Botox every 3 to 6 months. Injectable fillers such as Juvederm, and Restylane, typically last up to 6 months. Voluma and Volbella may last up to 2 years. Enhancements and touchups are required to upkeep results with injectable fillers.