Dermal fillers enhance the facial structure by adding volume and definition. Dermal filler Rockville Centre works by injecting a hyaluronic acid gel into the skin, which increases its volume. For desired results, the process is repeated multiple times.
Dermal fillers can be injected into different facial areas: cheeks, lips, temples, forehead, and even under the eyes. Injections can also be performed on the buttocks and abdomen to create shapely cheekbones and a flatter tummy.
Different types of dermal fillers can be used to improve your skin. Some of these procedures include:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections
HA is one of the most commonly used dermal fillers because it lasts for several months and can be injected into the face and other body parts. HA works by attracting water, which increases the volume of fat under the skin. It also hydrates the muscles and tissues underneath your skin, making them appear more voluptuous.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is naturally present in our bodies and helps us retain moisture in our skin. It also provides structural support for our bodies, so we often find it in cartilage, joint fluid, and the eyes. Hyaluronan is one of the most commonly used dermal fillers as it has many benefits, such as:
- It is non-toxic
- It has no risks or side effects
- It works quickly, which means you can see results right away
- It can be injected into many areas of your body, including cheeks, lips, neck, and hands
Silicone is a synthetic polymer that can be injected into wrinkles or fine lines along with HA through thin needles placed in specific areas on your face or body. Silicone attracts fluids within the body, which helps it to last longer than HA and improves its appearance over time.
Collagen is derived from animal sources such as bovine (cow) or porcine (pig) collagen. It also comes from humans, specifically from fetal tissue obtained during abortions or cadaveric grafting operations, which comes from those who donated their bodies to medical training facilities. It can only be injected into one area at a time because it does not have any volume-increasing effects like other types of dermal fillers. However, since it is derived from human tissue, its use has some benefits over different types of dermal fillers. For example, since it is derived from human tissue and not animal-based collagen, the body does not metabolize collagen as it does for animal-derived collagen. It allows you to inject more collagen in one session than if you were injecting animal-derived collagen.
Collagen sheets are made up of collagen fibers that have been impregnated with an alcohol solution and then dried. This process makes the collagen sheet ultra-thin and flexible, allowing it to be molded into any shape you want. It’s commonly used for Botox injections in facial wrinkles and folds, such as between the brows. Since it’s so thin, it doesn’t stick out like other types of dermal fillers do, so it can be easily hidden under the skin if needed.
If you feel your face could look better than it does right now, you should consider receiving a dermal filler. Call South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine to book an appointment.