Dermal fillers, also known as “injectables” or “soft-tissue fillers,” do just what their name suggests: they fill in the area under the skin. Some fillers are natural and some are synthetic, but they all work to improve the appearance of aging skin

Fillers are used to treat static facial wrinkles, enlarge lips, fill in facial imperfections, and diminish naso labial folds. There is no sedation or local anesthetic required and patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.Soft tissue augmentation is:

  • A simple one-step procedure
  • Medically proven to be safe and effective
  • It has been used safely in over 1 Million patients worldwide
  • Most patients required only one (62%) or two (24%) applications per year
  • 9 out of 10 patients say they’re satisfied with how they now look
  • Virtually 100% of patients had objective improvement upon post-procedure review

With soft tissue implants, there’s even more that you can do:

  • Fill folds and wrinkles on the face, primarily the forehead and around the nose and mouth
  • Augment the lips
  • Correct irregularities of the nose
  • Correct acne scars or appropriate skin defects
  • Augment the nipple What are treatments like?
  • An inert and totally biocompatible substance for correction of wrinkles and other skin defects
  • Easily administered under normal in-office conditions
  • Extremely high levels of patient satisfaction
  • Minimal side effects

How Dermal Fillers Work (and How They’re Different from Botox):

Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years; for semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last up to five years, and there are reports of even longer-lasting results.

Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.

Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.