People visit Skin MB in Nashville for many different reasons. Some clients are seeking relaxation and pampering, some are looking to improve their health, and some clients are hoping to address some aspect of their appearance. Luckily, we can provide all of these outcomes for our clients.

For those seeking anti-aging, an important service that we provide are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are popular for those who are wanting to reduce the signs of aging without going under the knife. If you are interested in dermal fillers, there are a few things you should know.

1. The Difference Between Botox And Fillers

For those unfamiliar with the world of dermal fillers, you might be wondering if Botox and fillers are the same thing. While both seek to address the signs of aging, what they are and how they work are quite different.

Botox is an injectable substance that reduces fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing certain facial muscles. While dermal fillers also involve an injection meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, they differ in how they work. Fillers achieve their effect by filling in or “plumping up” certain areas of the face to make wrinkles and lines less visible.

2. What Dermal Fillers Do

Let’s dive a little deeper into what dermal fillers actually do to reduce the signs of aging. As we age, our skin loses both elasticity and volume. This can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and more. One way to combat this is to use dermal fillers which add volume and elasticity back into your skin. Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in your skin but diminishes with age. Ultimately, you are left with a more youthful, hydrated, and plumper appearance to the skin.

Dermal filler can be used for more than just reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers can also be used to make lips look fuller, fill pitted areas from scarring, and even create a fuller-looking jawline.

3. Types Of Fillers

There are different dermal fillers available at Skin MB, depending on the areas that you want to be addressed:

  • Juvederm® – This is an injectable dermal filler that can be used for facial wrinkles as well as lip augmentation. Juvederm® can be used to target the lips, cheeks, and other facial regions that need more volume or less visible wrinkles. Juvederm® adds a sculpted look and improves the skin texture of your facial features.
  • Restalyne® – Similarly, Restalyne® is an injectable dermal filler that addresses volume loss and wrinkles. This filler can be used to add volume to the lips and cheeks, reduce wrinkles on the forehead, and even add volume to the back of your hands. Overall, Restalyne® works to restore the volume of your features for a younger and smoother look.

4. The Process

If you are looking into dermal fillers, we make the process easy at Skin MB. As we mentioned, dermal fillers are injectables. This means that these procedures are non-surgical and do not require recovery time. First, you meet with one of our expert staff for a consultation. Here we will discuss what might be the best option for you. Then, the procedure itself usually takes less than half an hour. The overall process is minimally invasive and time-saving. You will be able to go on with the rest of your day, without anyone realizing you’ve had a procedure done.

5. How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last

Depending on the type of dermal fillers that are used, the effects of the filler can last between 6-12 months. The contents of dermal fillers are broken down by your body over time. To maintain the same look, you will typically need to return for more filler 1-2 times a year. If you decide that dermal fillers are not for you, the appearance of the fillers will dissolve and you are not stuck with anything permanent.

Schedule A Consultation Today

If you are looking for a way to combat aging and restore the youthful appearance of your skin and facial features, consider the benefits that dermal fillers could provide you. If you have any remaining questions about the procedure or the results, our expert staff are happy to help. Call Skin MB and schedule a consultation today!