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Commonly Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

One of the most popular aesthetic treatments we recommend to patients is injectable dermal fillers. When you’re considering trying a new cosmetic procedure, there are likely several questions you’d like to have answered. If you’re not sure exactly what dermal fillers are or what they do, keep reading to learn all about fillers and their many benefits.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic procedure used to rejuvenate your skin. They consist of a gel-like substance that is injected underneath your skin to add volume and lift. 

Fillers are most commonly used in different areas of the face to help your skin look younger and more supple. Many dermal fillers are formulated using regenerative ingredients that activate your body’s collagen production and increase natural hydration.

What Do Dermal Fillers Do?

Dermal fillers help combat common signs of aging. As your skin naturally ages, you’re likely to experience a decrease in skin elasticity and collagen production, as well as volume loss. These combined changes can result in hollow areas, sagging skin, and facial wrinkles.

When placed under the skin, dermal fillers can negate these effects and reduce the appearance of irregularities and fine lines. They can be used in different areas of the face to treat a variety of moderate to severe wrinkles, including:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown or “11” lines (in between your eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (around your eyes)
  • Laugh lines (around your mouth)
  • Lip lines

While these versatile injectables can be used to smooth out your skin on the surface, they also benefit your skin at a deeper level. Many dermal fillers have the added benefits of providing hyaluronic acid and stimulating collagen production.

Collagen and hyaluronic acid offer a multitude of benefits to your skin, including hydration, elasticity, volume retention, and overall support. Reintroducing these healing substances into your body with dermal fillers helps support your body’s natural processes that may have slowed with age.

Why Might I Need Dermal Fillers?

Anyone who wants to refresh their appearance and help renew their skin can benefit from dermal fillers. While the volume replaced with dermal fillers will help support your skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, the healing properties of the ingredients in the dermal fillers themselves can help with a variety of other skin conditions.

As your body responds to the dermal fillers, the increase in collagen can help restore a more even tone and texture to your skin and help fade acne scars and dark spots resulting from sun damage. With fillers, you can count on both the immediate results and long-lasting benefits.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Compared with many other cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers offer long-lasting results. Depending on the type of dermal filler used and how your body reacts to the ingredients, you can expect your dermal fillers to last anywhere from six months to a year.

Although dermal fillers are meant to only be temporary, many are formulated with ingredients that continue to benefit your skin. If you choose to get dermal fillers that stimulate collagen production, you can expect your body to retain the benefits of these naturally rejuvenating substances.

What Is the Procedure Like?

The process for getting dermal fillers is fairly simple. Before your procedure, we will conduct a comprehensive consultation to make sure you are a good candidate for our dermal fillers. 

We will review your medical history, including any previous cosmetic procedures and current medications, as well as your aesthetic goals to make sure dermal fillers are the right choice for you.

The procedure itself is relatively quick and only takes about 15-30 minutes. We will sanitize your skin and place the injections into the treatment areas discussed during your consultation. Dermal fillers do not require any downtime, so you can immediately return to your daily activities as soon as we complete your injections.

Although you’ll be able to see the difference from your fillers immediately, your results will continue to develop in the weeks following your treatment. As your body responds to the fillers, your skin will become firmer and smoother.

Why Choose Dermal Fillers?

There are many reasons injectable dermal fillers continue to be popular cosmetic treatments. We recommend dermal fillers to our patients because they are safe and effective, don’t require any downtime or recovery, and offer long-lasting results.

Safe and Effective

Injectable dermal fillers are FDA-approved and are safe for cosmetic use. The procedure itself is quick and simple but still delivers substantial results. While we will never use more filler than is necessary to see results, just the right amount will subtly transform your face and greatly enhance your appearance.

No Downtime or Recovery

This treatment is non-invasive, so you don’t have to worry about the risks and recovery associated with typical surgical procedures. With quick and efficient appointments, you can be in and out of our offices in no time, so you can easily schedule your filler session for a busy morning or during your lunch break and not worry about missing a beat.

Long-Lasting Results

Our dermal fillers add immediate volume and lift while jump-starting your body’s natural anti-aging process. By encouraging collagen production, you can expect your results to look better over time and for your skin to continue improving even when it’s time to get your fillers touched up.

Learn More About Dermal Fillers Today

If you are in Hampton, Norfolk, or Norfolk, VA, come in for a consultation at Bayside Medspa. Our team of experts will provide you with the highest quality care and work with you to decide what type of injectables will work best for you. To learn more about dermal fillers, call and schedule your consultation today.


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