What are Dermal Fillers?
Aging is inevitable, and the process results in diminishing our natural skin support structures such as collagen. This scenario leads to the development of wrinkles. The good news is that we can slow the process by using dermal fillers and fat grafting. Dermal fillers are gel-like injectables that are inserted under the skin.
Nothing comes close to lifting the skin as compared to injectable dermal fillers. Cosmetic injectables help to eliminate facial contours; and gives skin that youthful look that you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta of 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery is an experienced plastic surgeon in Miami who is ready to help you achieve a youthful look by using dermal fillers and fat grafting techniques.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are many brands of dermal fillers available to choose from. And at 4Beauty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about which injectable suits your needs best. Since no two people are the same, we believe in implementing a personalized touch when utilizing our non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Some of the dermal injectables we use include but are not limited to:
- Autologous fat injections
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
- Poly-L-lactic Acid
Dermal Fillers Aftercare
Things to Do
- Apply cooling masks and packs to bring down the swelling
- Continue with your regular make-up routines
- Apply concealers to cover bruises
- Follow the normal routine in cleansing your face
Things to Avoid
- Strenuous activities that will lead to sweating
- Use products with alcohol or active ingredients
- Go for dental treatment for approximately one month after the procedure
- Wear sunglasses for not less than 10 days
- Go to saunas or swimming during the first week after the procedure
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Dermal Fillers
How much do dermal fillers cost?
What are the dermal fillers side effects?
Dermal filler side effects are minimal and short-term and include swelling, redness, tenderness, lumps, and bruising. These side effects are brief if you follow the aftercare tips provided above.
Are dermal fillers permanent?
Depending on the type, dermal fillers can either be permanent or temporary. It all comes down to the type of procedure and brand of filler used.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Just like any other medical procedure, there are minimal risks associated with dermal fillers. You will simply experience the side effects as mentioned above (such as swelling, bruising, and some discomfort). However, these side effects subside quickly and are a small price to pay for a more youthful look.
What is the relationship between Botox and dermal fillers?
Botox is tailored to relax dynamic wrinkles that are a result from repeated facial movements; while dermal fillers are designed to smoothen out static wrinkles.
Dermal fillers vs fat transfer, what is the difference?
Fat transfer is tailored to bring fullness to the face, especially in enhancing underlying eyes, cheeks, and jaws. On the other hand, dermal fillers are tailored to enhance soft tissue in the face, but their primary function is to smoothen out wrinkles.
What are the best dermal fillers for over 50?
Popular dermal fillers for people over 50 years include Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse, and Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and your own body fat.