In addition to developing fine lines and wrinkles, as an individual ages, their face will begin to lose firmness, lose elasticity, and will not retain as much moisture. If you aren't feeling like your best version of yourself, you might be considering dermal fillers. Otherwise known as injectable implants or soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers are injected into the face or lips to help your skin look naturally plump and younger.
Before you consider fillers, here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind.
Do Your Homework About the Different Types of Dermal Fillers
Although they all fall under the broad term of a dermal filler, there are several different types of dermal filler available. Your dermatologist will help you make a final decision. However, it is still important to learn about the different types of fillers to help you make an informed decision. Here are a few of the most common types of dermal fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid. In addition to improving your skin's firmness, hyaluronic acid can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles, crow's feet, and acne scars.
- Polylactic acid. Originally used for sutures, polylactic acid is used to fill fine lines and as a lip filler.
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres. A more semi-permanent option, PMMA is used as a filler for the face and lips.
The type of filler that is right for you is dependent upon several factors, including your age, the depth of your fine lines and wrinkles, and the overall look you are attempting to achieve.
Don't Irritate Your Skin After Receiving Dermal Fillers
Your dermatologist will provide you with an extensive list of ways to care for your skin after receiving fillers. For example, because of the swelling you will experience after receiving fillers, you will be advised to avoid excessive heat, including direct sunlight and hot tubs, for a few days after the procedure. Avoid touching or picking at the injection site and do not tweeze, bleach, or wax near the affected area for a few days after your procedure.
Do Care for Your Skin After Receiving Dermal Fillers
Caring for your skin correctly will ensure that the swelling goes down more quickly, that you will avoid bruising, and that the injection site does not become infected. For example, place an icepack on the affected area to relieve pain and bring down the swelling. Wash your face, apply sunscreen, and apply makeup very gently to prevent irritating your skin.
Dermal fillers can help your skin look more youthful, healthy, and firm. If you have any more questions, contact a company like Capitis Medical and Aesthetics.