What are Derma Fillers?
Derma Fillers are gel kind of injections, which are made up of hyaluronic acid. These, when applied, adds on to the wrinkles and add volume to the soft tissues. These can be applied to the skin around eyes, mouth, jawline and even lip.
How Does This Work?
These fillers help to fill in the volume of the face and make it look plump. It helps to fill in any deep lines. As we age, our bodies stop the production of collagen and elastin. These two are vital elements for the skin to look young. Researches show that we start losing collagen at 25 years. It keeps decreasing and stops completely at the end of the twenties.
How long can these be used? Are they painful?
Derma fillers might have different effects on each individual depending on their body type. However, a particular derma filler is supposed to last for 6 months to about 18 months. Now there are some side effects of derma fillers. While it might look confusing but derma fillers have some common side effects.
Patients do not need to worry about this as some of these side effects are very common for the body. Some of these include redness, swelling, and tenderness. However, doctors do use some kind of anesthetic cream which helps to minimize the pain even before the treatment. In fact, the fillers are mixed with some local anesthetics so that the pain gets sublimed post the injection is applied.
The procedure might be a bit painful. It may hurt or the process may be followed by some pain or itching. This is completely normal. These reactions post the injection are not long-lasting. These would disappear a while after the injection is applied to the skin.
Things To Keep In Mind
The derma fillers when used should be done so professionally that it is not visible to others. The area in the skin where it is done might look plum but natural.
With time the processes of derma filling have seen a lot of advancements. It is no more like before when the filling was done in the wrinkle itself. Rather now, the other portions of the face are filled to lift it and make it look more natural.