Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? Dermal fillers also referred to as lip or cheek fillers, revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and giving you a natural, softer look. At iHeart Dental, we provide dermal filler injections designed to help our patients reduce the signs of aging and enjoy a more youthful appearance.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are smooth, injectable gels that add volume to the areas of the skin that have sunken. Today’s dermal fillers consist of varying densities of hyaluronic acid, which binds to and absorbs water – up to 1000x their weight.
When injected into the skin, cosmetic facial fillers smooth wrinkles and creases. They can also stimulate your body’s production of hyaluronic acid, which naturally decreases as we age. Most dermal fillers last 1 – 2.5 years, depending on the type and brand of filler used.
What Can Dermal Fillers Correct?
Here are a few of the common issues cosmetic fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump and enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features
Who Should Get Cosmetic Facial Fillers?
Dermal fillers are great for older people. When your skin ages, it starts to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid. Those two substances are responsible for adding structure and volume to your face. When you lose collagen and hyaluronic acid due to age, the skin will start to sag and wrinkle, and the lips begin to thin. That is why dermal fillers are so beneficial because they can restore the fullness of your face and revitalize the skin, making you look more youthful.
What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
There are several benefits of dermal fillers:
- Restored confidence
- Enjoy immediate results with no downtime
- Decrease common signs of aging
- Restore your skin’s youthful plumpness
Why Should I See a Dentist for Dermal Fillers?
Dentists are highly skilled medical professionals who must undergo extensive training. During their training, dentists will acquire in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face and are already masterful in line angles and symmetry through dentistry. Dentists perform more injections in the oral and maxillofacial areas than any other medical practitioner.
By visiting a dentist for dermal fillers, you can be confident that they will ensure the proper injection sites for maximum relief. With the help of an experienced, qualified dentist like Dr. Misty Seale, DMD, fillers can provide natural-looking enhancements to help you feel more confident in your appearance.
What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections, but that’s where their similarities end. Botox contains purified proteins that work only on muscles by inhibiting them and putting them to sleep. On the other hand, fillers can work anywhere, not just on muscles. Wherever you inject it, it starts absorbing water and plumps it up.
Also, Botox works best on dynamic wrinkles – lines caused by repeated facial muscle movements like smiling or frowning, such as forehead lines, frown lines, glabellar (between the eyebrows) lines, laugh and lip lines, and crow’s feet (around the outer eye areas). They are not visible when your face is at rest. On the other hand, dermal fillers are better suited to treat static wrinkles that result from a loss of elasticity and are still visible when your face is at rest. They form due to aging, and repetitive movements that stretch the skin mixed with the effects of gravity over time.
Are Dermal Fillers Bad for You?
Dermal fillers are not bad for your face, but after your dermal filler procedure, you may experience bruising, lumps, or swelling. On rare occasions, some migration can happen and cause skin hydration in areas not initially planned.
Schedule Your Dermal Filler Appointment Today!
Dermal fillers are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalize the skin. To schedule a consultation to discuss whether cheek or lip fillers are right for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with iHeart Dental today!
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Dr. Seale and the entire iHeart Dental staff have the experience to care for your teeth, gums, and mouth. When you need a dentist in Rincon GA choose iHeart Dental. Schedule your next appointment by calling 912-499-1133 or contact us online