Some of the more exciting non-surgical procedures available now are dermal fillers that are injected into areas such as the chin and jaw area. The reason why this procedure has changed in recent years is due to the newer products that mimic bone.
A sharp and defined lower face – along the jawline is generally associated with a youthful and beautiful face. These new, thicker dermal fillers produce a ‘bone’ like definition that can instantly define a jawline, but they can also be applied to the nose and chin with amazing results. A nose with a bump, or an undefined chin can now be beautifully ‘sculpted’. The thicker dermal fillers can also be applied with great success to the cheek bones, resulting in a welcome ‘lift’ to the entire lower face.
For soft tissue areas such as the ‘apples’ of your cheeks or the nasolabial folds (from your nose to the sides of your mouth), and any other softer areas of your face require softer, more traditional dermal filler products.
The bottom line is the ever-growing range of the types of dermal fillers now available allows a qualified injector to address a greater range of facial areas, resulting in radically superior results than previously possible. Be sure to have a thorough conversation with your injector as to what product is being used, and why that product is the most appropriate for your needs.
As with any injectable product procedure, it involves a qualified and experienced injector using approved product of the highest quality. The success of any injectable procedure is dependent on these two factors – and the communication of the expectations of the patient.
Assuming you are in good hands, this procedure is quick, minimally invasive, achieved with little pain, while delivering instant results. No wonder this is a fast-growing sector of the aesthetics industry. An injectable solution to a crooked or misshapen nose without surgery? Amazing! A newly defined jawline in 15 minutes? Again, extraordinary.
Q. What areas of the face can be treated with dermal fillers?
A. Almost any area of the face can be treated with dermal fillers, including the earlobes! The trick is – determining what dermal filler is used and where. Thicker fillers that mimic bone work on the jawline, chin and cheekbones, while softer, thinner fillers work on the fleshy parts of our face, including the earlobes.
Q. Are dermal filler treatments permanent?
A. No. Approved dermal filler products used by qualified injectors have a lifespan that varies anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. The thicker dermal fillers tend to last longer as they are used primarily in areas of the face that have little movement.
Q. Is there any danger to dermal filler treatments?
A. In the hands of a qualified, experienced injector there is minimal risk. Side effects that are common include some swelling in the injected area that usually subsides in one to three days and less common, bruising. This usually resolves in usually less than a week. In very rare occasions, an infection or other side effect may present, and if this does occur, you should immediately contact your clinic where you had the procedure.
Q. Are having dermal filler treatments painful?
A. For those who have not been treated, you may think it is an injectable procedure is painful. But it is far less painful than you might think – and the treatment time can be complete in as little as 15 minutes.
Depending on the unit cost of the product, what sort of dermal filler product is being used – and how many regions of your face you wish treated, a typical dermal filler treatment of the face is in the hundreds, from $500 to $1000+.