Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of rhytides or scars as a result of the injection of a dermal filler. Dermal fillers have a very specific function unrelated to other medical corrective procedures. By directly injecting a naturally derived or synthetic material into the frown lines between your brows, the deep lines from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth, depressions along the jaw line, the lips, the sunken areas under your eyes, or the hollowed areas of your face, wrinkles and lines immediately become filled-in and skin is plumped up to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone.
This improvement can last from 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler used, how you take care of your skin, and how your face continues to age. In the world of injectable dermal fillers, there is a wide range of substances that can be used. There really isn’t a best dermal filler; which filler substance is considered “best” or “preferred” for you depends on your facial needs, and risk tolerance.