What Are Fillers?
A dermal filler is a solution that is injected into the skin to relax the appearance of wrinkles and fill lines. The filler solution is commonly composed of collagen or hyaluronic acid, which is already present in the skin. When injected, the filler smooths and expands the surface of the skin, making it look more youthful. The effect of most fillers is temporary and must be repeated to maintain the look.
What Can Fillers Do For Me?
- Fillers are used to “plump” up thin lips and cheeks, making them look more full and attractive for a period of time.
- Correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and skin folds.
- Increase fullness of lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye hollows, jawline, and back of the hand.
- Correct acne scars on the face
Common Types of Fillers
Common wrinkle fillers that you may have heard of by name include RHA, Bellafill and Restylane. Side effects (swelling, pain or redness) from fillers can be minimized and avoided by ensuring that you receive your treatment from a qualified, board-certified dermatologist.
You don't have to go to a hospital or operating room in order to have a dermal fillers treatment. This is a service that can be completed in-office at Greater Des Moines Dermatology PC in just one or two appointments.
Patients often report that dermal fillers have lasting results. Temporary collagen fillers can last for up to four months without needing to be refreshed. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to 12 months. Other solutions have been developed that can maintain smoother skin for up to five years!