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Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that help replace or enhance facial volume. Fillers are a great way to achieve a more youthful appearance without invasive cosmetic surgery. 

Many dermal fillers are formulated from synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance your body creates naturally. When injected into the deeper layers of skin, fillers create a plumping effect that smooths lines and wrinkles. 

There are many different types of dermal fillers to choose from. Each is formulated to address specific areas of the face. Thicker fillers are often used in the cheeks or larger areas, while thinner formulations are a good fit for tiny lines and wrinkles. 

What aesthetic issues can dermal fillers correct?

Dermal fillers can be injected in various areas of the face and in different volumes. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, fillers can create impressive and natural-looking results. 

Some of the areas where dermal fillers can be used include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical lines around the lips
  • Frown lines, running from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines, running from the sides of your mouth to the chin
  • Mid-face, to round cheeks and lift jowls
  • Beneath the eyes

Dermal fillers can also be injected beneath scars to reduce the appearance of depressed scarring. You can even have fillers injected into the backs of your hands to soften contouring. 

How long do dermal fillers last?

Some dermal fillers last around four months, while others last longer than a year. Your results depend on the brand of filler used, the location, and the amount of filler injected. 

You’ll learn more about how dermal fillers can enhance your facial contouring during your initial consultation. Sharing your treatment goals with Dr. Bokhari helps him guide you toward the treatment options best suited for your needs. 

Many people choose to combine dermal fillers with Botox, an injectable that relaxes the muscles that pull and tug skin into lines, wrinkles, and folds. Combining the two treatments can create noticeable improvements without the risk of complications and recovery time that comes with plastic surgery. 

If you have questions about dermal fillers, book a personalized consultation to explore how these popular treatments can help you look your very best. Online booking is available, or you can schedule online from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.