Unlocking the Secret to Youthful Skin: Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers
Volume loss is one of the most visible signs of aging. The cheeks and other facial areas appear hollow or sunken, while lines around the nose and mouth become more pronounced. Dermal filler injections replace lost volume to smooth wrinkles, enhance facial contours, plump the lips, and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Learn more about dermal fillers and how these anti-aging injectables can reverse the signs of aging below.
What is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are gel-like injectables that treat aging symptoms like volume loss. They are commonly made of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin, and counteract aging signs by replacing the volume that is lost over time and giving the skin an instant lift.
While neuromodulators like Botox® Cosmetic relax underlying muscles to smooth dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers for the face fill in wrinkles, lifting the skin to minimize fine lines and static wrinkles. A skilled injector can use dermal fillers to not only soften lines and wrinkles but also enhance the size and contours of facial features such as the nose, cheeks, chin, and lips, decrease the shadow of the lower lids, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
When Will I Start to See Results From a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Dermal filler results are instant, and you can see visible improvement immediately after your procedure. Full results are clear in about two weeks.
How Long Do They Typically Last?
Most hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers last between 6-18 months, although some can last longer. We can provide a more precise time frame based on your skin concerns and the fillers we recommend during your consultation.
Since dermal filler injections produce temporary results, touch-up treatments are recommended to prolong results.
Which Dermal Fillers Last the Longest?
Collagen stimulators like Sculptra® produce results that can last up to two years. Unlike HA fillers, Sculptra works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, which includes new collagen production. Over several months, collagen levels increase and restore volume to smooth wrinkles.
Juvéderm and Restylane
Both Restylane® and Juvéderm® are hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and binds with water to retain moisture and produce plump-looking skin.
At our SOHO and Uptown offices, we offer the Restylane and Juvéderm families of fillers.
- Restylane – used on the lower face
- Restylane Kysse – used on the lips and lines around the lips
- Restylane Lyft – used on the midface and hands
- Restylane Refyne/Defyne – used for deep lines on the lower face
- Restylane Silk – used on the lips and lines around the lips
- Juvéderm Voluma™ XC – used for the cheeks and chin
- Juvéderm Vollure™ XC and Juvéderm XC – used on moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Juvéderm Volbella™ XC – used on the lips and lines around the lips
- Juvéderm Ultra XC – used on the lips and lines around the lips
What Dermal Filler Is Best for Frown Lines?
HA-based fillers are best for minimizing the appearance of moderate and severe lines on the forehead. Synthetic dermal filler products can also be considered for deep frown lines.
To determine the best injectable dermal filler and achieve your desired results, discuss your needs with your dermatologist during your consultation.
What Dermal Filler Is Usually Used to Fix Under Eye Bags?
HA-based dermal fillers are usually used to treat the under-eye area because they are soft, less likely to clump, and reversible. Although these under-eye dermal fillers produce the shortest result of all fillers, they provide the most natural-looking appearance.
Dermal Fillers in NYC
Spring Street Dermatology proudly offers a full range of dermal fillers to suit your needs and help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking appearance. Contact our offices in SOHO or Uptown today to learn more.