Dermal filler treatments are becoming increasing popular as a means to achieve a more youthful appearance by adding volume to the face. They are conducted by skillfully injecting a product into the skin.
The skin is made of three layers. The layer you see because it is on the top is called the epidermis. Beneath that is the dermis. The subcutaneous layer is at the bottom. Dermal filler treatments are usually given in the dermis layer of skin. This is so the solution can add volume to the skin in a way that is beneficial without doing harm.
There are a variety of dermal filler products from which to choose. Which one is chosen depends on factors like the longevity, the ease with which they can be administered, and the risks associated with the particular composition. Of all the filling agents in use, hyaluronic acid is one of the most common. It is naturally present in the dermis, and it provides the skin with nutrients and support. It also attracts and holds moisture, which is a large factor in giving the skin volume.
As the dermal filler solution is delivered, the person can watch the skin increase in volume, and the process will be repeated as our practitioner administering the treatment moves across the area. These steps will be completed for as many times as necessary to treat one area of the face.
To help minimize discomfort during the administration of dermal filler treatments, some local anesthesia may be used. The particular type can vary. This also depends on the client’s sensitivity level.
After dermal filler treatments, there may be some mild swelling and redness in the treatment site that will dissipate on its own with time. The patient will be able to notice the fuller face immediately, however. Depending on how long it takes for the treatment agent to metabolize, a follow-up treatment may be necessary after several months.
During a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, a member of our medical team will help you determine which dermal filler treatments to use based on which ones we feel will bring about the most favorable results. If you would like to have more information on the choices of dermal fillers and the methods that our practitioner could take, we’d be happy to discuss your options. We gladly serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!