Dermal fillers are used to increase lost volume and reduce fine lines, creases and folds
As dentists spend each day working on the inside of clients’ mouths, they know facial anatomy better than most. Not only can the team at LARA dental transform your teeth, they can also create a more youthful look by plumping up the lips and face while smoothing out wrinkles.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment used to plump up areas in the face that have lost volume. Generally, we lose this volume due to age as the effects of gravity can cause lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
The ingredients in dermal fillers are based on a substance that occurs naturally in the body. This sugar molecule exists in almost all living organisms and its purpose is to bind water together. This moisture then acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in moving parts of the body, like knee joints.
Thanks to its ability to store moisture, when injected into your face the filler will give your skin a plump, hydrated look. Dermal fillers can last around nine months and will show their effects immediately.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Generally, we use dermal fillers to restore volume to:
- Smile lines
- Under eyes
In some cases, this treatment can be used to improve a scars appearance.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers actually have many different benefits. Some of the benefits of fillers are that they:
- Plump up thin lips
- Soften facial creases and fine wrinkles
- Create symmetry
- Enhance shallow contours (like the under-eye area)
- Improve the appearance of some scars
This is completely dependent on each patient. The dermal filler needle is very tiny and will feel like a little pinch when first inserted. When the filler is pushed through the lips there may be a slight stinging feeling underneath the skin. Generally, the filler will be mixed with an anaesthetic to minimise the sting.
Before the treatment you can opt for a topical numbing cream, which we recommend for your first time.
This again will depend on the individual patient. Generally, dermal fillers will last anywhere from six months to a year. Other factors that contribute to the longevity of your fillers include; which kind of filler used, how well you look after your skin, how much is inserted and how many treatments you have per area.
By using advanced injection techniques and a tiny, thin needle, dermal filler can be inserted with minimal to no side effects. However, no cosmetic procedure will come without risks. Some of the side effects some patients note is swelling and bruising which are completely normal and should subside within two to three days after treatment.
Dermal Fillers from LARA dental
If you’re undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure, dermal fillers are a great addition to get the most out of your beautiful new smile.
Whether your aim is fuller lips, or less visible wrinkles around your mouth, dermal fillers are a very popular solution to create the aesthetic you are after. Book a dermal filler consultation at LARA dental today to see how we can transform your smile.