Dermal fillers have become popular among individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their faces via anti-aging treatments. However, many are not aware of the benefits and risks involved in it.
Dermal fillers are injectables that enhance shallow contours on the face. There are several different dermal fillers based on the chemical being used. Each country specifies a list of chemicals that can be used as dermal fillers.
In Canada, Clinique Anti Aging dermal fillers are compliant with the national regulations. Most of the agencies use them to treat wrinkles related to aging.
This article takes you through the nitty-gritty around dermal fillers and their use in anti-aging treatments.
Let us begin!
What are dermal fillers?
These are minimally invasive procedures. Injecting a dermal filler can plump thin lips, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars.
The fillers based on hyaluronic acid(HA) are especially popular in anti-aging facial treatments. It is used to replace lost volume and attenuate grooves and wrinkles.
Two cents about hyaluronic acid
HA is a poly sugar present in the extracellular tissues of various human organs. Therefore it is a natural substance present in the human body.
There are many types of HA-based fillers available. The main HA families of fillers approved in Canada are
The HA-based fillers are degraded by the body over time. Hence their impact is temporary. As individuals age, the filler injections can be adapted to their needs and tastes.
Use of HA-based fillers in anti-aging treatments
The HA-based fillers are injected into the skin to correct folds and restore volume where needed.
Common areas of injection:
- Nasolabial folds
- Smoker lines
- The treatments usually last 6-12 months based on the patient and the injection site.
- Upon reaching the desired effect, filers can last 1-2 years in certain areas.
- Smaller molecule HA fillers are used for fine lines and wrinkles.
- Softer molecule HA fillers are used for lips.
- Fillers with higher lift capacity are used to project the cheek, chin, and jawline.
Some precautions for HA-based fillers
- Adverse reactions to injectibles can not be ruled out completely. However, the temporary nature of HA-based fillers makes them less risky.
- HA is dissolvable with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Using HA-based filler under the supervision of an experienced clinician can be a safe anti-aging treatment option. Choose the right type of HA filler for your skin type and undergo a healthy face rejuvenation.