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Dermal Fillers 101 – For A More Youthful, More Confident You
With the skyrocketing popularity of cosmetic treatments, procedures, and injectables, some common products need no introduction. Botox®, for example, is common enough to exist at the level of household names. But you may have heard more and more about dermal fillers these days—a classification of injectables designed to restore volume where you need it. So what are dermal fillers? How do they work and what can they do for you?
At ALo Medical in Eustis, FL, science meets art and art meets science. We employ dermal fillers in numerous, creative applications to restore facial, lip, and hand volume for a more youthful appearance during easy, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them appointments.
Here’s everything you need to know about dermal fillers.
The Difference Between Neurotoxins & Dermal Fillers
Botox belongs to a classification of injectables called neurotoxins. These injectables lightly paralyze the facial muscles responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, use a hyaluronic-acid-based gel to create sustainable volume beneath the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, biological agent produced by your own body. But as we age, we lose this cushioning, lubricating substance, leading to gaunt hands, hollow cheeks, and flat lips. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to stay gone forever.
Today, numerous brands of dermal fillers are reaching the same popularity and familiarity as Botox, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and too many others to count.
Dermal Filler Uses
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers have multiple applications around and beyond the face. It’s not unusual, for instance, to witness a thinning of the cheeks as we age. Dermal fillers can be injected into the cheeks to round out the face for a more youthful appearance. When the skin is fuller, it’s also tighter, reducing the depth and impact of certain fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are also ideal for reducing the glabellar folds between eyebrows for a less furrowed or disapproving appearance.
Our lips, too, lose volume as we age, and smile/laugh lines and smoker’s lines can contribute to a prematurely older appearance. Thankfully, dermal fillers can also plump lips and smooth out the skin around the mouth for a more youthful, kissable look.
Finally, dermal fillers are excellent options for adding volume to sunken hands. Hyaluronic acid between our finger joints, muscles, and tissues typically contributes to a strong and youthful appearance. But here again, age can cause an almost skeletal appearance. Dermal fillers can be quickly applied to restore volume.
The Dermal Filler Appointment
Like other popular injectables, the dermal filler appointment is accomplished in a flash. Depending on the area being treated and the number of injections required, you can expect your dermal filler appointment to take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour—more than accomplishable on a lunch break.
Dermal Filler Results
Perhaps the greatest advantage of dermal fillers is their long-lasting results. Depending on the brand and application of your ideal filler, you can expect a fuller look for six months to two years. Of course, results vary from patient to patient, and you may need maintenance injections periodically, but the results will go with you for some time after your initial appointment.
Dermal fillers are ideal for tackling dozens of common, unwanted signs of aging, including:
- Sunken cheeks
- Flat lips
- Hollow hands
- Smoker’s lines
- Smile/Laugh lines
- Glabellar lines
- Fine lines/wrinkles
Find the Right Dermal Filler for You at ALo Medical in Eustis, FL
Injectables have become the go-to cosmetic treatment for millions of people worldwide simply because of how effective they are. Quick, easy, and comfortable appointments drive popularity further. At ALo Medical in Eustis, FL, we keep our thumbs on the pulse of the injectable industry so that we can bring you the latest and greatest treatments to meet your needs.
For more information about the kinds and applications of dermal fillers, or to schedule your consultation today, contact ALo Medical online or call us at (352) 589-9661. At ALo Medical, science meets art and art meets science!
Find a Dermal Filler to Match Your Dreams at ALo Medical in Eustis, FL
In just one quick, easy, and comfortable appointment, you can notice immediate results and start living and looking younger. Botox is wonderful, but it can’t do it all. For the rest, there’s dermal fillers from ALo Medical. To learn more or schedule your appointment, call (352) 589-9661 today!