Visiting the Dermatologist: A Blog

What You Can Expect With Dermal Fillers

A dermal filler is an injectable filler, such as Botox, that fills in fine lines and wrinkles to give you a more youthful look. Dermal fillers are safe to use and should be administered by a professional dermatologist. They are injected in such a way that helps to fill in wrinkles without causing harm to the skin or facial areas. These injections may be given only a few at a time, but more may be necessary depending on how deep your wrinkles are or how many you may have. Read on for what you can expect with dermal fillers.

Quick Appointments

Having these injections is a quick process. They can be done during your lunch hour, as you'll be in and out of the office. The injections are very quick and painless, although you may feel a slight pinching as they are injected into the wrinkles on your face. 

Long-Lasting Effects

The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from a few months to six months or more depending on your wrinkles. Deeper wrinkles may require injections more often than someone with fine lines. After the effects wear off, you can get more injections to stay on top of your wrinkles for smoother skin.

Some Redness And Swelling

After you have dermal fillers injected into your face, you may end up with some redness or puffiness on your face. These effects are short-lived and usually wear off within a couple of days of getting the injections. If you have redness or swelling days after you have had these injections, you should seek medical attention to ensure you aren't having an allergic reaction to these injections. Talk to your dermatologist if your skin feels irritated, your skin feels hot, or it is unusually red or splotchy.

Reduction In Visible Wrinkles

Dermal fillers usually work best with fine lines and with some wrinkles. Deeper wrinkles may still be present, although they may not be quite as noticeable. You may still have some wrinkles on your face. You can talk to your dermatologist about your wrinkles and what can be done about your deeper wrinkles if the dermal fillers are not helping to smooth them out completely.

If you are considering dermal fillers to give your skin a more youthful appearance, talk to your dermatologist about getting dermal filler injections. Discuss with your dermatologist what other things you can expect with these types of injections.