Dermal fillers are used for permanent folds and static wrinkles on the skin. Here its different from Botox which is used to treat dynamic wrinkles ie wrinkles that appear on a specific muscle movement during facial expressions.
Dermal fillers are available in different brand names. They are typically hyaluronic acid concentrates displaying much greater bio-compatibility and permanence over botox. The effect is magically instantaneous! They work much like botox apparently, but the mode of action is different. The latter produces its effect by blocking nerve signals. The former ‘fills up’ the crevices caused by wrinkles. Hyaluronic products are natural, but synthetic filler options are available as well.
A qualified aesthetician doctor (cosmetology doctor) would evaluate your skin type and determine the dosage of dermal filling. Within 30 minutes of injecting it, your face begins to show a lively plumpness. Handled by qualified professionals, patients do not have to worry about forming skin lumps or bluish looking skin. The filling effect lasts for about one to two years, depending on the dosage and type of dermal filler used.
Dermal fillers are used specifically to treat following conditions
- To fill the line, crease, or area, giving a smooth appearance
- Smoothening jawlines
- Lip enhancement
- As volumizers lifting & plumping cheeks
- Plumping sagging hands
Wide varieties of dermal fillers are available in market, but few brands are well known, for example Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, HylaForm etc.