Not everyone experiencing the initial signs of aging is ready to jump into surgery. One popular nonsurgical alternative to facial plastic surgery is a dermal filler treatment, which can solve many aging worries. Dermal fillers offer many benefits to patients who want to appear younger, from their nonsurgical nature to their temporary effects. If you’re not familiar with dermal fillers yet, read on to learn more about the reasons that men and women choose them to solve their aging woes.
Dermal Fillers Are a Nonsurgical Facelift Alternative
Although dermal filler treatments are a separate procedure all their own, current trends have labeled them as the “nonsurgical facelift.” While dermal fillers do offer effects that are similar to a facelift, as well as a more youthful appearance, they are completely nonsurgical in nature. Filler injections may not be designed to last as long as the results of a facelift, but they are an ideal choice for patients who are frustrated by the signs of aging and cannot or will not have surgery. Many patients opt for dermal fillers because of health reasons, financial restrictions, or personal concerns.
Dermal Fillers Deliver Results Without Recovery
Most facial rejuvenation surgeries are followed by days, even weeks, of recovery and mandated downtime. Dermal fillers are quite the opposite, posing only mild and short-lived side effects like swelling and bruising. For most dermal filler patients, a little swelling and redness around the treatment site lasts just a few days. These side effects will not interfere with your daily activities or require any kind of bed rest or other restrictions.
Get Dermal Filler Results Right Away
While surgical results might last longer, you’ll definitely have to wait to see how they turned out beneath the swelling and redness. With dermal fillers, you’ll actually be able to enjoy the initial effects of your treatment before you even leave the clinic. That means you won’t have to plan too far in advance for a special event on your calendar, like a wedding, class reunion, or important conference. Schedule your dermal filler treatment for just a few days in advance to make sure your swelling goes down and your full results are visible. With no stitches, down time, bleeding, or complicated side effects, you’ll get all the results without any of the issues.
Enjoy a Low-Risk Treatment With Dermal Fillers
Without major side effects and recovery time, dermal fillers are already looking good for patients who aren’t comfortable with the idea of surgery yet. Another great feature of dermal fillers is the very low risks for complications that they pose for patients. At worst, dermal fillers may result in prolonged redness or swelling. Sometimes, in very rare cases, dermal fillers may cause an allergic reaction. While fillers are derived from biocompatible materials, there is a rare chance that any animal-derived products could cause this reaction in patients with animal allergies. Avoiding this risk is easy if you’re open with your facial plastic surgeon about your medical history and your current allergies.
Dermal Fillers Aren’t Just for Treating Wrinkles
While most patients seek dermal filler treatments to fill and smooth wrinkles, there are many other ways that these injections can provide an anti-aging boost. Dermal fillers can soften deep creases in the skin, reduce the depth of skin folds, improve the appearance of scarring, add volume to the lips, enhance the jawline contour, soften the tear troughs near the eyes, plump the cheeks, and more. Discuss the various types of dermal fillers to design a treatment that addresses all your unique needs using the right filler for the job. Ask to learn more about Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, ArteFill, and JuvedermVoluma XC.
Are There Limitations to Dermal Fillers?
No procedure is truly perfect, so even dermal fillers do have their shortcomings. While there are so many incredible benefits offered to dermal filler patients, these treatments don’t stack up exactly next to other surgical interventions. For example, dermal fillers can only deliver results that will last from a few months up to a year, depending on the type of filler used and the location of the treatment area. Repeat treatments are often used to further dermal filler results.
Dermal fillers can match most of the anti-aging benefits except for being able to lift sagging fat pads and remove excess skin. While fillers can add volume to these areas, sometimes that’s just not enough. Surgery is the only way to address these common aging concerns. Dermal fillers are typically appropriate treatments for patients without significant amounts of loose, sagging skin.
Learn More About Dermal Fillers Today
To get more information about dermal fillers and how they might benefit you, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal or Dr. Richard Maloney, our double board certified facial plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of facial plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.