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Dermal Fillers 101: Everything You Need to Know About Fillers

January 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 5:09 pm
a patient getting dermal filler injections

Cosmetic injections are becoming an increasingly popular choice for people looking to not only restore their glow, but also address lifelong flaws that have worn down their self-confidence, like acne scarring. Dermal fillers are a non-invasive, fast, and cost-effective way to address these common concerns. In fact, over one million people receive dermal filler injections every year, with that number expected to rise with time. If you’re curious about what these injections can do for you, continue reading below.

What Exactly are Dermal Fillers?

Many people assume that dermal fillers and BOTOX are virtually the same treatment. However, they’re actually very different. Dermal fillers are composed of collagen, which is a substance that’s naturally found in the body, calcium hydroxylapatite, a major component of bone, and biodegradable synthetic material. The gel-like substance is injected beneath the skin to create not just a smoother appearance, but also fuller features.  

What Can Dermal Fillers Do for You?

As you age, the collagen beneath the skin will begin to break down, causing certain features to appear more hollow or saggy, like the lips and cheeks. Not only can this make you look older than you actually are, affecting your self-esteem, but it can also lead to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are an excellent option for people looking to address many different signs of aging, including:

  • Correcting facial wrinkles and skin folds.
  • Improve the full appearance of lips, cheeks, the chin, and beneath the eyes.
  • Improve the appearance of acne scars.
  • Restoring facial fat loss.
  • Smoothing out the bridge of the nose.

What’s the Process Like?

Many people assume that the only way to drastically improve the appearance of their facial features is by receiving an extensive plastic surgery procedure. Investing in cosmetic surgery would cost thousands of dollars, require extensive recovery, and involve receiving general anesthesia, which most people are unwilling to go through. However, dermal fillers are able to offer noticeable transformative results without any of the drawbacks of surgery.

After consulting with your cosmetic dentist, they’ll help determine how many injections it will take to achieve your ideal goals. Each injection will take only a couple of minutes to administer, with the entire process typically taking under an hour. The best part is that the results are near-immediate and you won’t have to go through any type of recovery period. All of these benefits combined make dermal fillers well worth the amazing results they’re able to achieve!

About the Practice

At Goodman Dental Care, our father-son dental team, Drs. Gary and Jeremy Goodman, offer virtually every dental service you’ll need under one convenient roof. With decades of combined experience and a commitment to helping their patients feel their best, our dentists offer BOTOX, dermal fillers, and other aesthetically enhancing procedures that provide drastic, confidence-boosting results. For questions or to schedule a consultation, visit our website or call 410-263-1919.

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