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5 Facts About Dermal Fillers

Many people are self-conscious or embarrassed by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face. While over-the-counter anti-wrinkle treatments have very little effect on fine lines, dermal fillers are quickly becoming a popular and effective treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make skin look fresher and younger. Here are five interesting facts about dermal fillers.


1. Dermal Fillers Have Been Around Since the 1800’s

An Austrian surgeon by the name of Robert Gersuny first started using paraffin and mineral oil to fill facial defects. While these substances can be harmful, dermal fillers have come a long way since then and use much safer ingredients to achieve excellent results. Today’s dermal fillers have been researched and are highly regulated by authorities in the industry, so you can be confident you’re receiving a safe and tested treatment.

2. You Don’t Need a Lot

Dermal fillers go a long way. Don’t get caught up on the “number of syringes” needed. At our office, the appropriate amount of filler will be used to make the correction look natural, not “overdone.”

3. Men Use Dermal Fillers Too

Men can be as self-conscious about fine lines and wrinkles on their face as women. Many men are beginning to use dermal fillers to reverse the look of aging, especially men who work in fields where their appearance is an important part of their job.

4. Some Types of Dermal Fillers Are Natural

Don’t assume that all dermal fillers are filled with chemicals or inorganic materials. Individuals who are naturally minded have the option to use collagen or hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Both are substances that are naturally produced by the body and are approved by the FDA for use as dermal fillers.

5. The Effects of Dermal Fillers Are Usually Temporary

Most dermal fillers are temporary, meaning that without regular treatments, the fine lines and wrinkles in the face will reappear over time. However, how long patients can go in between treatments depends greatly on the type of filler used and the individual patient. The results of some fillers only last a few months, while the results from others can last years.

Contact the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa Today

Dermal fillers can be a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face. At the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa, we will conduct a thorough examination and ask questions to help determine what type of dermal fillers will help you achieve the results you desire. We strive to make you comfortable during your visit, and you can relax knowing that you’re in the hands of seasoned professionals.

Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about dermal fillers and how they may be able to help you look and feel more youthful and attractive.