What are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler injection is a material injected underneath the skin in the nasolabial fold (around the nose), marionette lines, and oral commissures, which plump up these areas and smooth out the wrinkles. Lip augmentation is also done with dermal fillers.
These are the areas that frame the teeth and mouth, and are certainly within the realm of dentistry and dental treatment. Dermal fillers are gently placed in these areas through an extraoral injection right under these folds and creases to plump them up. Hyaluronic acid like Juvederm and Restylane dermal fillers are today’s most popular and widely considered best dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is lost with aging. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers add volume to the facial structures, are very hydrophillic, and look very natural.
Through experience, Dr. Arbeitman has developed a precise technique that makes his injections far less uncomfortable than typical injections from Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists.
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
Depending on the dermal filler used, the effects can last anywhere from six months until forever. There are temporary dermal fillers and permanent dermal fillers. Typically, most health-care professionals shy away from permanent dermal fillers because if the filler is placed in an improper position, its permanence becomes a huge issue. Most dermal fillers placed are temporary and dissolve in six to 18 months. The fillers Dr. Arbeitman uses typically last 6-18 months.
Results of Dermal Filler Injections
In general, the results from most injectables are temporary, commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial filler or injectable used, and the location in which it’s placed. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged. A dermal filler or injectable treatment entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle.