Dermal fillers, also known as dermal or soft tissue fillers, are substances injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles, add volume, and improve the appearance of the skin. They are a popular non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation and contouring.
The most commonly used dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin known for its ability to bind moisture and plump tissue.
Dermal fillers treat facial wrinkles and lines, lip augmentation, cheek and jaw contouring, and improve skin texture and elasticity. They can also correct scars and restore volume loss in the facial area.
Treatment with dermal fillers is a minimally invasive procedure. A local anaesthetic is added to the filler. It is injected into the skin using a fine needle or cannula. The exact injection technique, type and amount of filler depends on the patient’s specific needs and goals.
Results and duration:
Results are typically visible within a few days. They can last anywhere from six months to several years, depending on the type of filler used (level of cross-linking) and the patient’s response. Hyaluronic acid fillers are usually not permanent and are broken down by the body over time.
Risks and side effects:
Possible side effects of dermal fillers can include swelling, redness, pain, and occasionally bruising at the injection site. Similar to surgery, the anatomical knowledge of the treating doctor can be crucial in minimizing risks. In rare cases, allergic reactions or infections may occur.
Dermal fillers are an effective way to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce signs of ageing. It is essential that qualified specialists carry out treatment to ensure safety and achieve the best results.