Dermal fillers are substances that are injected under the skin to help improve the overall appearance by restoring plumpness, reducing wrinkles, and enhancing the contours of the face. More than a million people across the country have dermal filler injections each year. Most are gel-like substances including hyaluronic acid, autologous fat, poly-L-lactic acid, and others. Some fillers are designed specifically for certain areas of the face or body, as well.
Anyone who is in good physical and emotional health is a good candidate for dermal fillers, and they are generally considered safe when administered by a licensed and board-certified dermatologist. Side effects may include some swelling and redness at the injection site, mild pain or discomfort during the first few injections, and even light bruising in and around the treatment area. There is no downtime, so most return to their everyday activities immediately following the treatment.
To learn more about dermal fillers and the right options for your unique needs, call Premier Dermatology to schedule your consultation today.