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How Dermal Fillers WorkDermal fillers can smooth the appearance of aging skin without ever having to undergo plastic surgery. Avoiding surgery is always recommended when there are other options, which is what makes dermal fillers such an attractive treatment.
Dermal fillers can be used to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, thin lips, and to plump up cheeks. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of scars and better contour the jaw line. Some scars may not be removed with dermal fillers, but they will become smoother and less noticeable. These are just a few of the most common uses for dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be used to fix almost any imperfection on your face caused by aging.
The dermal filler injection procedure is painless, and it can be done in a just a few minutes. The entire procedure will be done in the office, and you will be able to go home immediately after the the treatment is complete. Lakewood Aesthetics uses a series of dermal filler injections in the problem area that you want to treat, but the exact number of injections depend on the area and patient. While you can instantly return to your normal routine, you may have to avoid extended exposure to the sun for a few days.
The effects of dermal fillers are not permanent, but they do last a long time. Dermal fillers are designed to last for at least six months, but in most cases they last much longer. Getting your dermal filler injections no more than once a year is not uncommon. The length of the effectiveness of dermal fillers is different for each patient, but it is also determined by the type of injection used.
Synthetic fillers have been proven to last much longer than natural fillers. Some of the synthetic dermal fillers will work for up to three years. Natural fillers are used in patients allergic to the synthetic ingredients. Since they are absorbed into the body much easier, natural dermal fillers will probably only last six months.
While there may be side effects associated with dermal filler injections, they are completely safe to use if approved by the FDA. The approved fillers have successfully been used for many years, and you will know what side effects you should look for after the procedure is complete.
Todd McCarty, M.D. is a leading board certified, fellowship trained weight loss surgeon with an aesthetic background located in Dallas, Texas. For Dr. McCarty, the overall treatment goal is medical and surgical weight loss as well as aesthetics to improve the face and body, as well as achieve something deeper and more far-reaching that elusive quality of self-esteem and positive self-image. As Dr. McCarty explained, “We use extensive clinical experience and innovation to deliver the latest advances in weight loss and aesthetics and have a wide range of treatments available in both of our locations.” McCarty Weight Loss Center and Wellness and Lakewood Aesthetics are two dedicated facilities to bring out the best possible enhancement in appearance and rejuvenation.