Dermal fillers were once considered reserved for the rich and famous. They were often made from unpredictable materials like silicone, which was known to migrate and cause some unfortunate mishaps. However, dermal fillers have come a long way since then. Now there are many different types of dermal fillers made from safe materials that can be used to achieve a variety of results.
To help clear up some of these misconceptions around dermal fillers, we want to share some unexpected uses for this non-surgical aesthetic enhancement.
What are dermal fillers and what do they do?
Dermal fillers are injectables that add volume to the skin. This can help to smooth out wrinkles and lines, plump up the lips, and even restore lost facial volume. The most popular types of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body. It is known for its moisture-grabbing properties. So, when it’s injected into the face, it provides a plumped-up appearance.
What are the different types of dermal fillers available today?
The most popular types of dermal fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Both are made from hyaluronic acid and can be used to achieve similar results. However, each has its own unique properties that make it better suited for certain areas of the face.
Dermal filler results can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. Your body naturally starts breaking down and removing the filler material from the moment it is injected, so the results will vary depending on the individual.
What are some of the unexpected uses for dermal fillers?
Now that we know a little more about dermal fillers, let’s explore some of the unexpected ways they can be used:
To improve the appearance of scars
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of scars. By injecting filler into the scarred tissue, you can raise the scarred area to match the surrounding skin. This can help to make the scar less visible and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
To treat TMJ disorder
Dermal fillers can also be used to treat TMJ disorder. This is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint. By injecting filler into the joint, you can help to cushion the joint and reduce the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ disorder.
To plump up thin lips
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to plump up thin lips. This is because they can add volume to the lips, which can make them appear fuller and more youthful.
To enhance cheekbones
Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance cheekbones. By injecting filler into the cheeks, you can add volume and definition to the cheekbones. This can give your face a more sculpted appearance.
To improve the appearance of dark circles
Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of dark circles. They can be injected into deep hollows under the eyes to conceal the “sunken” appearance that can happen when the undereye is very dehydrated or when you have a lot of fat loss on the face.
Dermal fillers can be used for a variety of purposes, both cosmetic and medical. If you are considering dermal fillers, it’s important to consult with a qualified practitioner to make sure you are a good candidate and that the injectable is administered safely.
How can you decide if dermal fillers are right for you?
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment, but they’re not right for everyone. If you’re considering dermal fillers, it’s important to consult with a qualified practitioner to make sure you are a good candidate and that the injectable is administered safely
Your practitioner will also be able to recommend the best type of filler for your needs and make sure they manage your expectations for what can be achieved.
What are the risks and side effects associated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe, but there are some risks and side effects associated with the treatment. These can include:
These side effects will typically go away after a few days. You will be given comprehensive aftercare instructions to help you recover from your treatment and minimize the risk of any complications. It’s also important to note that dermal fillers are not permanent, so you will need to return for repeat treatments to maintain your results.
Where can you find a qualified aesthetician in your area?
When it comes to dermal fillers, dentists are one of the best choices you can make. They have the training and experience to safely and effectively inject fillers into the face, and they understand the anatomy of the face better than most other professionals.
Dentists are also familiar with the oral cavity and the muscles and bones of the jaw, so they are well-positioned to treat TMJ disorder with dermal fillers. In addition, they can help to improve the appearance of scars and dark circles under the eyes with filler injections.
If you’re considering dermal fillers, get in touch with our team today!