Are you considering braving the syringe to banish fine lines and wrinkles for good? Maybe you’re curious about how dermal fillers can enhance your facial structure? Regardless of your reasons for seeking out cosmetic injectables, there are a few things you should know. At Derma Dolce, we know there’s a ton of misinformation circulating around these products. We also know that for you to make the best decision for your aesthetic goals, you need to know the truth. In this brief guide, we’ll discuss how dermal fillers work, what your options are, and the results you can expect from treatment.

What Are Dermal Fillers? How Do They Work?

Dermal fillers are essentially gel. Depending on the type of filler you select, that gel-like substance may be comprised of a combination of compounds such as hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite, among others.  

When you’re young—we’re talking younger than 25—your skin still produces plenty of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that maintain supple, smooth, plump skin. But, as you reach your late 20s, those proteins begin to degrade. At the same time, your body also slows down its normal production of those proteins, which can leave you with the appearance of aging, lackluster skin.

When injected beneath the upper layers of your skin, dermal fillers add volume to your facial structure, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose or sagging skin. Hyaluronic acid, one of the primary ingredients in many dermal fillers, is hydrophilic, meaning it attracts water molecules. As such, fillers that contain HA not only provide extra oomph beneath your skin, but they also attract additional moisture, which gives your face a more youthful, hydrated appearance.

What Are Your Dermal Filler Options?

When it comes to dermal fillers, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. At Derma Dolce, we use only the highest quality fillers made by Juvederm®, the industry leader in cosmetic injectables. In our medspa, we offer the following treatments:

●        Voluma works to lift, contour, and define your cheek area and jawline.

●        Vollure is designed to correct nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines.

●        Volbella works to enhance the volume and shape of your lips.

●        Kybella eliminates submental fat tissue (a.k.a. your double chin)

All of our dermal filler products—save Kybella—are hyaluronic acid based, which means they pull additional moisture into each treatment area, giving you the appearance of full, supple skin.

Kybella, on the other hand, utilizes a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring bile salt found within your digestive tract. The acid works to dissolve the outer membranes of the fat cells beneath your chin, thereby allowing your body to break down and eliminate each cell's contents as waste.

What Kind of Results Can You Expect With Dermal Fillers?

In general, the results of hyaluronic acid-based fillers last approximately one to two years, though your outcome depends on a variety of factors unique to you. After treatment, most patients notice immediate results that continue to improve over several weeks. HA fillers must be readministered at regular intervals as your body breaks down the product and eliminates it from your system.

Kybella, on the other hand, is a little different. Though you may notice results from a single Kybella treatment, most patients require two to six sessions for the most dramatic effect. Unlike HA fillers that must be re-injected annually or bi-annually, your results from Kybella injections will last indefinitely. 

Ready to Combat the Signs of Aging? Contact Derma Dolce Today

At Derma Dolce, we truly believe everyone deserves excellent skincare, no matter your budget. We know aging is a fact of life, but we also know that YOU get to decide how you handle it. If you’re ready to banish fine lines and wrinkles or add a touch of volume to your facial structure, our team is here to help you do it. To learn more about our selection of dermal fillers and we can help you achieve a flawless, timeless aesthetic, give our team a call at 763.355.3984 or reach out to us online, and we’ll be in touch. Ready to get started? Feel free to request your complimentary consultation online!