What Dermal Fillers Can and Cannot Do

Published on: April 8, 2018

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to enhance the face. They can seem to miraculously make wrinkles disappear or give lips volume in one quick office visit to a med spa or plastic surgeon. However, there are limits to what these substances can achieve and for how long. Here is a basic overview of what dermal facial fillers can and cannot do to enhance your appearance.

What Dermal Fillers Can Do

Dermal fillers come in different varieties and formulas to add volume under the skin. Some are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that is found in the skin, and others use synthetic substances like calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-L-lactic acid. What these fillers can do is add volume under the skin, offering benefits such as:

  • Increased lip volume
  • Plumping under the skin to smooth lines/wrinkles
  • Filling areas that have lost tissue, like the cheeks and temples
  • Filling under depressed scars
  • Change the shape of the nose

Dermal filler injections are quick and have almost instant results, making them a popular option for cosmetic enhancement.

What Dermal Fillers Cannot Do

While the results from dermal fillers can help patients look younger or more attractive and require little to no downtime, they are temporary. The results can last six months up to two years, depending on the type. They do not offer permanent changes in the face, nor can they replace procedures like surgical lifts that remove excess skin or elevate tissue.

If you are interested in a quick facial enhancement to treat lines, wrinkles, lost skin volume or thin lips without surgery, dermal fillers may be the right choice for you. Consult a facial plastic surgeon to learn more about the different varieties and how they can improve the aesthetics of your facial features.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

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