Common Uses for Dermal Fillers
As we age, our skin tends to lose elasticity and start to sag. Wrinkles and folds start to form, and laugh lines become deeper. In today’s society, youthful appearances are more important than ever, meaning that the use of dermal fillers has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. However, did you know that dermal fillers can be used for more than just smoothing wrinkles? With help from U.S. Dermatology Partners Littleton, formerly Apex Dermatology Group, in Denver, CO, you can have a more youthful appearance in as little as one appointment.
What is a dermal filler?
Dermal fillers use either natural or synthetic material that is injected into the skin to plump that area. There are many different kinds of dermal fillers, used for different things. Though they can be used in conjunction, it is important to remember that Botox and dermal fillers are two different treatments with different results. Botox stops the movement of the muscles to prevent wrinkles from forming while dermal fillers plump the areas around the injection site.
What are dermal fillers used for?
Different fillers are used for different things, including:
- smoothing wrinkles
- filling in folds and deep creases
- filling in depressions under the eyes
- plumping the hollows or apples of the cheeks
- making scars less visible by evening out the surrounding skin
- plumping lips
How long do results from dermal fillers last?
The results of dermal fillers can be seen immediately, and last from six months to several years, depending on the location of the injection site and type of filler used. Patients require ongoing sessions since the filler eventually breaks down. Synthetic fillers tend to last longer than natural options, but carry a higher chance of side effects.
Booking Your Next Dermal Filler Appointment
Younger looking skin can be achieved with the help of U.S. Dermatology Partners in Denver and Littleton, Colorado. If you would like to schedule an appointment for dermal fillers, call our Denver office at (303) 261-1525 or our Littleton office at (303) 795-2030 to schedule an appointment today.