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What to Know About Dermal Fillers Before Your Treatment

Are you interested in a more youthful appearance? If so, you may want to look into dermal fillers. According to the National Library of Medicine, dermal fillers have gone up in popularity by 58% over the past 5 years. If you want to know more about this procedure, read on for more insight.

It Involves Needles

Fillers are a great way to achieve a more youthful look without surgery. However, it does involve needles. Your doctor or cosmetic surgeon will use a needle to insert the filler directly into the cheek or mouth area that's being treated. Since it's nonsurgical and not permanent, you'll also have to go back every six months for regular treatment. So if you know you're afraid of needles, it may not be an option for you.

It Can Be Natural

The material used in some fillers is already in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in your cartilage and skin. The fillers made with hyaluronic acid last between 6-12 months, according to Self. Some longer-lasting fillers use a material found in bones called Calcium hydroxylapatite. These fillers can last as long as 18 months.

Smooths Wrinkles

You no longer need plastic surgery to stop wrinkles. If you're dealing with premature or deep wrinkles or deep lines, fillers can smooth those out. Your face may also look fuller and vibrant again.

Mild Side Effects

While the procedure is non-surgical, you may expect mild side effects. Some people experience redness, swelling, or bruising in the area of treatment. However, these side effects don't last very long and will usually go away within two weeks or less.

Avoid Before Dental Work

Be mindful of scheduling dental work around the time of dental fillers. As mentioned, you may experience some mild side effects like bruising or swelling. If you go to the dentist, your face will normally be stretched during any typical dental procedure. That can cause some severe discomfort after filler treatment.

Thanks to fillers, you can say goodbye to extensive plastic surgery and long recovery periods. Dermal fillers are more popular than ever, and you may know someone who often receives treatment. If you're tired of lines and wrinkles, visit JAAB Medical Spa today for a consultation to see if fillers are for you.

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