Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are the hottest new trend in skincare. Many celebrities are said to be obsessed with dermal fillers and use them regularly to maintain their super human beauty. But how exactly do they work? What are you committing yourself to when you sign up for a filler injection procedure?
- The standard purpose of facial fillers is to plump the area around the injection site to fill in wrinkles and restore facial volume. These two effects create a much younger-looking face almost instantly. You don’t realize how many wrinkles you had until they’re suddenly gone!
- Quick science lesson: The top layer of skin, called the epidermis, protects the lower layer, called the dermis. It’s the dermis that contains the skin’s structural components like nerves, hair follicles, and blood vessels. Collagen acts as the main element in the dermis and is tasked with the responsibility of giving skin strength and elasticity. Age does many nasty things to the skin, including weakening the protective powers of the epidermis and slowly eliminating collagen’s production altogether. This leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and the other signs of aging we all know and love.
- Dermal fillers work to counteract time’s damage to the skin by injecting something into the skin that will either prompt the skin to create more collagen, temporarily replace lost volume, or both.
- The dermal fillers that help the skin create more natural collagen take longer to show results because the process needs time to talk place, but the results will last a longer. The fillers that only replace lost volume will show results right away but not last as long since the body will eventually metabolize the filler.
As long as you choose an FDA-approved filler and a trusted physician for application, a filler is an efficient means to achieve glowing, youthful skin.