Dermal Fillers: Get To Know The Most Popular Injectable

Ever wish you could age backward or slow the aging process? The aesthetic world has evolved so much to the point where it is possible to slow the aging process if you can stand a few sticks and pokes. This article will discuss all things dermal fillers and debunk a few myths.

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What are dermal fillers?

To understand what exactly dermal filler is, it is vital to know what hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite are. Hyaluronic acid is the most common substance used in filler injections. This substance is also naturally produced in our bodies and helps with hydration and keeping our skin plump.  Calcium hydroxyapatite is a bio-produced substance that makes up the bone structure and serves the body in rebuilding and maintaining bone health. It is mainly used by dentists to repair tooth enamel, but it has become more popular as a cosmetic injectable in recent years. Both substances encourage collagen production and give great, long lasting results. Common brands that use hyaluronic acid are Juvederm, Versa+, Belotero, and Restylane. Radiesse uses calcium hydroxyapatite as its filler base.

Which one is better?

Though calcium hydroxyapatite has become more popular, hyaluronic acid is considered the better option of the two. Both filler bases are great as far as durability and longevity, but the problem comes in when a patient does not like their work. With hyaluronic acid, fillers can easily be dissolved by injecting Hyaluronidase into the injection site. The fillers will dissolve within 48 hours and if not, then the procedure will have to be repeated. Calcium hydroxyapatite fillers are quite different. There have been studies to find the best way to dissolve calcium hydroxyapatite fillers but none have shown effectiveness. This means that if you were to receive calcium hydroxyapatite-based fillers, you might be stuck with them for a while. For this reason, Eyden Med Spa chooses to use hyaluronic acid fillers.

Are fillers only used for lips?

Not at all! Dermal fillers are used in so many different places other than your lips. Anywhere there is a wrinkle, fillers can be used. It can even be used on their hands to help them look more youthful. 

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What are some side effects of getting dermal fillers?

The main side effect of this procedure is discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Normally, this side effect is very common and will go away in no longer than a few days. It is best to schedule your appointment when you are free for a couple of days afterward, especially if it is your first time receiving dermal fillers.

How often can I receive fillers?

Depending on the injection site, your dermal fillers will last about six months to a year. Once you notice your dermal fillers are fading, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic nurse, and once they examine the areas you are looking to receive your fillers, they will decide if you are ready for your next round.

Dermal fillers may seem daunting, but it is the most popular cosmetic injectable for a reason. So many people are completely satisfied with their work after seeing the finished result of their dermal fillers. To book your appointment with Eyden Med Spa today, click here.

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