What are Dermal Fillers?
Static wrinkles are those that are visible when the face is relaxed and at rest. As people age, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid (HA), the body’s natural filler decreases, which causes facial lines to appear and the results can be seen almost instantly. The loss of elasticity and fullness is manifested in static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles can also eventually become permanent and no longer disappear when the face is relaxed.
Dermal fillers can help eliminate these types of wrinkles by adding volume to the dermal layer. This plumps up the tissue, returns it to a state similar to that of youth and pushes out the creases. Types of fillers range from hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane to collagen fillers like Cosmoplast. Injections of fat are also used as fillers. The duration of results and possible side effects vary with the type of filler used.
As with any injection patients undergoing dermal filler treatments can experience temporary side effects, such as localized pain, infection, bleeding, swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness in and near the injection site. Results are not permanent and will injections need to be repeated periodically to maintain the cosmetic improvement.