Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years; for semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last up to five years.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
If you want to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid may be a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body. In fact, this substance is found in almost every single living thing.
Before deciding to have a procedure using soft tissue fillers, the FDA recommends that:
– You seek a specialist in the fields of dermatology or plastic surgery.
– Select a doctor who is trained to perform the soft tissue filler injection procedure. Having filler injected should be considered a medical procedure, not a cosmetic treatment. Ask your health care provider about their training and experience injecting soft tissue fillers in the face.
– Before deciding to have soft tissue filler injections, talk with your health care provider about appropriate treatment injection sites and the risks associated with the procedure.
– Be aware that FDA reviewed and approved different products for use in certain areas of the face.