We all get to a certain age where our skin starts to need more than serums, lotions, and creams to combat aging. One of the next anti-aging secrets for people looking to achieve younger-looking skin is injections.
In the U.S., the use of dermal fillers is on the rise. Dermal fillers are injections that add gel-like substances to areas of the face that have lost volume.
We’re not talking about Botox here. Fillers are injections many times made with ingredients already found naturally in your skin.
The facial injections market in North America alone was valued at $942 million in 2018 and is expected to be valued at $1.516 million in 2024.
Let’s take a look at some anti-aging secrets such as dermal fillers and talk about their benefits.
Effectiveness in Results and Cost
There’s a reason why the use of these anti-aging treatments is growing. Many patients find dermal fillers to be effective in both results and cost in comparison to other options.
How long do fillers last? You should see sustained results anywhere from six months to about two years depending on the type you get.
Medical professionals recommend you not wait until your results completely wear off before touching up. Getting on a routine with your medical professional will keep your results looking natural.
Many patients have concerns about the skin stretching permanently and having to use more and more filler as time goes on to get the same results. Cosmetic surgeons say if done properly and not over injected, the skin will go back to how it looked before treatment and in some cases will look better.
Studies dating back to 2007 show some injections that use hyaluronic acid and poly-l-lactic acid stimulate natural collagen production in your body. We’ll talk more about both of these options plus the third one in a bit.
Depending on how often you’re getting injections and what kind of results you are looking to achieve, your cost per year of dermal fillers will vary.
On average, you could spend a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars per session. It’s best to schedule a consultation to get an idea of how you need to budget.
Safety and Use of Natural Ingredients
Dermal fillers have come a long way in terms of the safety of ingredients. Today, many injections are made up of naturally occurring substances already in your body or other substances long used in medicine with a track record of being safe for humans. Here are some of the most common types of injections:
Your skin has hyaluronic acid already in it which keeps your skin moisturized and firm. You can find it in many creams and serums over the counter. The injectable kinds go by names like Juvederm and Restylane. They typically will last 6-12 months before being absorbed by your body.
This substance is synthetic and has been used in the medical industry in items like stitches that dissolve in your body. This injectable works by helping your body produce more of its own natural collagen. A medical professional may choose to use this injectable for deeper wrinkles and results can last up to two years.
This is a more permanent solution since it takes fat from other parts of your body. The fat is then injected into areas of the face. It is not reversible and is considered more invasive than the other two.
Dermal Fillers for More Than Just Wrinkles
Many patients see results using dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of scars. Most commonly, patients use this method for several different kinds of acne scars. Any time the skin is indented, fillers can help plump the area.
Dermal fillers are also used to plump lips that start to look thinner as we age. You can also be a part of the process and talk to your medical professional about the look you’re wanting to achieve. They can adjust how much filler they use depending on what you’re going for.
Little to No Downtime
One of the big benefits of dermal fillers is appointments are quick and can be done on a lunch break. There is also little to no downtime. You will likely only see slight redness or minor swelling at the site of the injection.
Results are immediate and long-lasting which saves you time and money. You’ll see peak results about a week after your treatment. You can return to normal daily activities immediately following your appointment.
Results Are Adjustable
The great news about how quickly the dermal filler industry is evolving is if you want to make adjustments, science and technology are already in place to support it. There are instances where different fillers can be used to tweak your look. There are also injections you can use to dissolve results you’re unhappy with if need be.
This significantly helps reduce the risks of these types of treatments, making the benefits easier to stand behind.
Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed
Now you know many people choose dermal fillers for their natural, long-lasting, and more gradual results. You’ll also spend less on average than other, more invasive anti-aging secrets.
Brand name, FDA-approved fillers are only available through a licensed medical professional so make sure you ask a lot of questions during a consultation about getting dermal fillers.
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