Nowadays, cosmetic procedures are quite popular, primarily among women, but also among man. Some of the most requested procedures are breast augmentation or enlargement, buttock lift, liposuction, lip augmentation, rhinoplasty, etc.
Among the above-mentioned surgeries, we have to add dermal fillers also known as facial fillers. And unlike some surgeries that we have listed, the dermal fillers procedure can be completed in 15-20 minutes and it is the least invasive of all.
In this article you can learn more about dermal fillers, does it have a temporary or permanent effects and whether you should do it or not.
What are Dermal Fillers?
They are soft gel-like substances that your plastic surgeon injects under your skin. The point of injection depends on what you want to correct. Some people are looking for leveling out the dark circles under the eyes, the others want to lift the cheekbones and it can also be used for highlighting lip lines.
A large number of surgeons opts for tear through fillers. The way in which this works is the following:
- The surgeon numbs the tear area with an anaesthetic;
- Hyaluronic acid gel is injected to boost collagen production;
- This replaces the lost volume of your skin making you look younger.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Now that you know what dermal fillers are and that tear through fillers are commonly used in these cosmetic procedures, it is time to address different types of dermal fillers. There are three:
Temporary Dermal Fillers
As its name suggests, temporary fillers last a certain period of time as the gel dissolves. Usually, the timeframe is anywhere between 6 months and a year, after which you can repeat the procedure. This is a good thing because you can always opt for temporary dermal fillers first to see if you’d move eventually to a more permanent solution.
If you don’t like the end result, over time, your skin will return to its previous state and nobody could tell you went through the procedure in the first place.
Semi-Permanent Dermal Fillers
These last longer than temporary fillers and their lifespan is usually up to 2 years. You can do a correction in the meantime if necessary, or if you want to increase the volume. The dissolve much slower, but they do eventually go away.
Permanent Dermal Fillers
As you can conclude permanent fillers are here to stay and you need to be 100% certain before you opt for this procedure.
Are Dermal Fillers for You?
This is the question for each person individually. If you have an imperfection on your face that bothers you and you want to cover it up, then you should definitely consider it. As you can see there is a lot of choices and everyone can find their cup of tea. What you should know is that dermal fillers are safe and many people around the world have done it.
We do want to point out that you should be responsible and find a reliable plastic surgeon if you decide to do this!