Learning the Basics About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a safe, noninvasive solution to many of the common signs of aging. Over time, the natural layers of fat that provide volume to the face are lost, causing the skin to sag and develop lines, folds, and winkles. Dermal fillers replace these lost fat layers to restore your youthful visage; your dermatologist in Tucson can help you choose the right dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments for your skin. Areas Treated by Dermal Fillers Dermal fillers treat signs of aging in several areas of the face. These products are best for improving volume in the lips and cheeks, as well as the areas under your eyes. Dermal filler will plump the skin, softening or eliminating the look of folds and fine lines; they can also be used in some cases to improve the appearance of recessed facial scars. It’s important to note that dermal fillers will not improve wrinkles and lines on the forehead; your cosmetic dermatologist will use a product such as Botox to address the forehead and brow. Treatment with Dermal Fillers Receiving dermal fillers from your dermatologist is a fast and easy process. First, you and your dermatologist will determine where the fillers will be injected to improve any cosmetic concerns. Next, your face will be thoroughly cleansed; in some cases, a numbing cream may be applied to the injection sites for added comfort. Injections typically take only a few moments, and your initial results should be immediately visible. Your skin will be cleansed again and you will be free to return to your daily activities; recovery typically takes a few hours and most patients only experience mild redness and swelling after treatment. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, you may need retreatment every six to twelve months. Specialists in Dermatology is pleased to offer cosmetic, general, and surgical dermatology in Tucson. You can find out more about dermal fillers and other noninvasive cosmetic skin solutions on our website, or by calling (520) 382-3330 to speak with your dermatologist.