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Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers: How They Work and Why They’re Effective

Dermal fillers can offer a remarkable improvement in facial aesthetics, addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. At Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery, we proudly offer dermal filler treatments that can be tailored to deliver natural and stunning results on various facial areas. We are dedicated to using dermal fillers to meet the unique aesthetic needs of our patients in Oak Brook and Chicago, IL. Our approach is focused on finding the right balance for each individual so that the results are both noticeable and natural-looking, reflecting our commitment to excellence in cosmetic care.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to smooth lines and wrinkles, enhance facial contours, and restore lost volume. Composed of substances compatible with the body, like hyaluronic acid, they offer a temporary yet effective solution for age-related changes in the skin. Their application varies, targeting areas such as lips, cheeks, and around the eyes, providing a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. This non-surgical option is increasingly sought-after for its ability to deliver noticeable results with minimal downtime.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Types of Filler and Composition

There are different types of filler that are made with various materials. Some, like Restylane®, are made with hyaluronic acid and are designed primarily for filling. Other injectables, like Sculptra®, are made from materials like poly-L-lactic acid that act more like a biostimulator than a filler, stimulating regenerative effects in the skin.

Mechanism of Action in the Skin

When filler is injected, it immediately works beneath the skin’s surface to provide support and volume. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane provide instant volume while attracting and retaining moisture. Sculptra, while not providing instant results, gradually rebuilds lost collagen to maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity, leading to more subtle and long-lasting results.

Targeted Areas and Application Techniques

Cosmetic fillers are versatile in addressing various facial concerns. These products can be used for enhancing lips, smoothing wrinkles, and filling under-eye hollows. The choice of filler and injection technique is customized based on individual facial structures and aesthetic goals.

Interaction With the Skin’s Natural Processes

Dermal fillers interact seamlessly with the skin’s natural processes. By integrating with the skin’s existing structure, they support the natural aging process. Over time, the body gradually absorbs the biocompatible substances, with the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers typically lasting up to 18 months depending on the treatment.

Why Dermal Fillers Are Effective

Immediate Visible Results

Not many aesthetic treatments can provide immediate, visible improvements. Following dermal filler treatment, however, patients can typically see a noticeable difference in the reduction of lines and wrinkles, as well as enhanced facial contours. It can take a few more days before the product fully integrates and you can see your full results.

Biocompatible Ingredients

Substances like hyaluronic acid are well-tolerated by the body because your body recognizes them. This compatibility can make these treatments suitable for many different patients.

Absorbable Ingredients

Dermal fillers are made of materials that the body can naturally absorb over time. This can give you flexibility in treatment as your aesthetic goals change. This also allows us to adjust treatments over time to adapt to natural changes in the face.

Natural-Looking Enhancement

Cosmetic fillers are designed to offer a natural-looking enhancement. By restoring volume and smoothing lines in a way that complements the patient’s natural facial features, these treatments can rejuvenate the appearance without the patient looking overdone.

Fast Treatment With No Downtime

Injectable fillers offer the convenience of a quick treatment, typically completed within an hour including the consultation, and require no downtime. This makes them an ideal solution for busy individuals who desire aesthetic improvements without a recovery period.

Our Collection of Restylane Products

We offer the full range of Restylane dermal fillers, which are known for their durability and natural-looking results. The Restylane line offers different types of dermal fillers that are suitable for specific areas and concerns. For example, Restylane Kysse is perfect for enhancing the lips, Restylane Lyft targets deeper folds and provides facial contouring, and Restylane Silk is specially designed for the delicate lines around the mouth. This diverse array enables personalized treatments for each patient.

What to Expect From Your Dermal Filler Treatment

The Injection Process

The process of administering facial fillers begins with a conversation with your injector so that we can understand your aesthetic goals. We’ll listen and then select the right filler or fillers. We’ll mark the areas to be treated and then inject small amounts using a tiny needle. The process isn’t painful because of the small needle size, but you can request topical numbing cream beforehand.

Pre- and Post-Treatment Care

For filler treatments, some basic pre- and post-treatment care is needed to make your results as good as possible. Before the treatment, you may be asked to avoid certain medications and supplements that can increase bruising. Post-treatment, patients are advised to avoid excessive heat or strenuous activities for a short period.

Maintenance Treatments

To maintain the desired effects of dermal fillers, periodic maintenance treatments may be necessary. The longevity of results varies depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s skin. Regular follow-up appointments help assess whether additional treatments are right for you based on your desired aesthetic outcomes.

Get More Information About Dermal Fillers With a Consultation

Dermal fillers offer a dynamic solution for those looking to enhance their appearance with minimal downtime and immediate results. At Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, effective treatments to our patients in Oak Brook and Chicago, IL. We are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with a range of filler options suited to your individual needs. If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities of dermal fillers, we invite you to reach out to us online or call us at (630) 574-7777 to schedule a consultation.

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