Are you looking to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that surround your smile? Would you like to have fuller lips? If so, dermal fillers can help.
Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike surgical procedures that require invasive treatment and a long recovery time, dermal fillers are a quick, painless, injection-based procedure that can be done right in the office.
Here’s some more information about dermal fillers and lip fillers, and where you can go in Dallas right across from the SMU campus for amazing beauty treatments and a spectacular makeover.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that keeps your skin hydrated and full of volume. There are several types of dermal fillers, each playing a different role in restoring more youthful-looking skin. Your beauty doctor will work with you to select the best type of filler for your needs.
Some dermal fillers work to reduce the lines around the nose and mouth. Others work by restoring volume to the cheeks or plumping up the lips. Lip fillers will make your lips look fuller and your smile more playful and youthful.
Results of dermal fillers are not permanent, so you’ll most likely need multiple treatments to achieve your desired look. Depending on the type of filler and the area being treated, results can last between six months and two years.
The injection technique may vary slightly depending on the filler, but typically, the procedure only takes a few minutes to perform.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers and Lip Fillers
Because dermal fillers are simply injected into the skin, there is little to no recovery needed – as opposed to surgical procedures, such as facelifts, where incisions are made and a recuperation period is necessary.
Most people seek dermal filler treatment to help with concerns such as:
- Thin or thinning lips
- Laugh lines around the nose and mouth
- Marionette lines around the mouth and chin
- Facial volume loss
- Moderate to severe nasolabial folds
- “Lipstick lines” above the upper lip
Dermal fillers are usually quite painless; however, your aesthetician may apply a numbing cream to your face to alleviate any discomfort. Risks from dermal fillers are typically minimal and may include mild and temporary redness and swelling after the procedure.
What to Expect During Treatment
Before receiving dermal fillers, your beauty doctor will go over your medical history and will want to gather some information – such as whether you have a history of skin or neurological conditions, if you have any allergies, and what medications you currently take. You’ll want to let the doctor know if you take blood thinners or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as this can increase your risk of bruising after receiving dermal fillers.
Just before the treatment, your face will be cleaned, and your beauty doctor will either apply a numbing cream to your face or inject a local anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. The aesthetician will then inject a prescribed amount of filler just beneath your skin in the areas you are looking to have treated.
You’ll likely notice visible results immediately after the procedure, but you may also have some mild bruising or swelling. This will go away in a few days. After the injection treatment, you’ll be able to drive home and resume your normal activities.
Dermal Fillers in Dallas, TX
If you’d like to find out more about whether dermal fillers and lip fillers are right for you, the team at Privé Aesthetics is here to help. We have an experienced team of doctors, nurses, and aestheticians to serve all your skincare needs. We offer the procedure right here in our office at a time that’s most convenient for you.
If you’d like to learn more about our cosmetic services, call our office today at (817) 739-6640 or fill out our convenient online appointment request form. We’re here to serve you and to help you look your best.