Frequently Asked Questions
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles, restore lost volume, and enhance facial contours.
One of the main active ingredients in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most commonly used and are biocompatible, meaning they naturally occur in the body.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers add volume to areas of the face that have lost elasticity and collagen due to aging. They fill in lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas, giving a smoother and more youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used. On average, hyaluronic acid fillers can last from 6 to 18 months, while other fillers may last longer. Individual metabolism and the treated area can also affect the duration of results.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
The injection process may cause slight discomfort, but this varies by individuals and on the area being treated. Many compare the sensation to facial waxing.
Can dermal fillers be reversed or dissolved?
Yes, hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved. In case of an undesired outcome, a skilled provider can reverse the effects of the filler.