Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist

Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist

Dermal Fillers Miami

One of the common aging signs is the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and creases on the face. There are different cosmetic procedures that can be done to remove these aging features from the face. One of the non-surgical procedures id through the use of filler treatments to replace any lost volume. Dermal fillers help restore a youthful appearance by smoothing the skin making it look more radiant than before.

Why you should get dermal fillers

If you are worried about your face showing signs of aging, it is advisable to go for filler treatments. The reasons you should consider getting dermal fillers include:

  • They restore volume lost during the aging process. Any creases including laugh lines, crow's feet, and wrinkles will be smoothened by the treatment.
  • The treatment plumps thin lips and smoothes out vertical lines that form around the lips.
  • Dermal fillers restore youthful cheeks by augmenting them to enhance their shape.
  • If you have hollows under your eyes, the treatment will fill them out.
  • If you have spots or scars from acne or chicken pox, they will be made even with the surrounding skin getting rid of any indentations.
  • Any lost volume on the cheeks or temple will be restored when you go for injectable filler treatments.
  • The treatment is a better alternative if other skin care products have failed.

How dermal fillers work

Facial fillers are gel-like substances made using a natural or synthetic substance that is injected under the skin. The purpose of dermal fillers is to fill out the area to the point where wrinkles, lines, folds, and depressions on the skin are gone.

Depending on the type of filler used, the effects can last for six months, two years, five years and there are others that last longer. The treatment takes about 30 minutes to be complete and is painless. However, there might be some swelling at the injection points, but it subsides on its own. After getting the treatment, you should stay away from direct sunlight and use the recommended skin care products to ensure the effect last longer.

Types of fillers used in treatments

The fillers used in the treatment can either be naturally-derived or synthetic fillers.

Natural fillers produce immediate results, but the results last for about six to eighteen months. The filler eventually breaks down taking the results with it. Once the effects of the treatment start wearing off, you will need to go back to get other fillers injected to maintain the results.

Synthetic fillers have more long-lasting results compared to natural fillers. The wrinkles and facial creases and lines only return since your face does not stop aging or your face is exposed to sun damage.

Here are different fillers and the duration the effects last.

  • Collagen – lasts about three to four months
  • Hyaluronic acid – effects last for four to six months
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite –effects last for about eighteen months
  • Poly-l-lactic acid –the injections are given over several months, and the effects last for up to two years.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate beads PMMA – It produces more permanent results.

To reduce the chances of lumps forming under the skin after the treatment, you need to get an experienced doctor who knows how to handle different fillers.

If you want to get facial fillers and other skin treatments, you can visit Miami Skin Dr. There are different procedures offered including medical, surgical, and laser treatments for different skin conditions. You can call Miami Skin Dr. on 305.615.2440 to get more information on the services offered. You can also email there here get more information on the procedures.