5 Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are some of the most popular and comprehensive services available in the cosmetic industry. Dermal fillers can be used in many different areas of the face, and have the ability to help achieve desired cosmetic results without the need for invasive procedures. If you have been interested in fillers, but have been seeking more information, look no further. In this blog, we will explain how derma fillers work, how they can be used, and their cosmetic benefits.

Many of these fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps hydrate the cells by serving as a magnet for moisture. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it hydrates and plumps the skin, creating a youthful appearance. Specific dermal fillers that utilize the volumizing effects of hyaluronic acid include Juvederm and Restylane. Other types of fillers, such as Sculptra Aesthetic and Radiesse, are classified as biostimulatory fillers. This means that they help achieve fullness by promoting collagen production.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers:

1. Cosmetic improvements

Patients inquire about dermal fillers for a multitude of reasons. Most often, people are interested in dermal fillers to add to their confidence regarding their appearance. Fillers can be used on different areas of the face and can help to enhance facial contours, add fullness to the lips, and fill in wrinkles.

2. Works well with botox

Whether you’ve already had Botox, or if you’ve been curious about it, you can rest assured that fillers complement the effects of Botox. In certain situations, you may notice deep wrinkles that may not be able to be filled in by fillers alone. In these cases, Botox can help temporarily reduce the muscle activity that creates these deep wrinkles and frown lines.

3. Immediate results with no downtime

Unlike more invasive procedures, fillers allow for immediate results with no downtime required. Because fillers yield subtle, natural results, you don’t have to worry about returning back to your day-to-day life and have to explain why you look different. In addition, any side effects you may experience tend to be minimal. Most of our patients typically only notice a little swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site.

4. Long-lasting effects

Like Botox, fillers are temporary, but this doesn’t mean that the results you get from them are fleeting. In most cases, dermal fillers last for about a year, though it’s not unusual to come in for a touch-up appointment four to six months after your initial injection. Ultimately, our staff at O’Neill Plastic Surgery will provide specific follow up instructions to cater to your unique needs.

5. Beneficial ingredients

As we previously mentioned, dermal fillers typically contain a biostimulatory agent to stimulate collagen production or hyaluronic acid. Many top beauty products contain hyaluronic acid, so having this injected into the skin amplifies the effects of this ingredient, and feels natural beneath the skin. When it comes to biostimulatory fillers, the newly stimulated collagen production can help undo the effects of aging and sun damage.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve been interested in finding a way to restore facial contours or reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases, cosmetic facial fillers may be right for you. Our staff at O’Neill Plastic Surgery is committed, experienced, and works collaboratively to educate patients on the latest plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. Request an appointment or call us at (843) 881-2130.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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