What are Dermal Fillers, and how do they Work?

by | Jul 14, 2023 | Filler Injections

As we age, our faces naturally lose volume and subcutaneous fat. Facial muscles work closer to the surface of the skin, so fine lines and crow’s feet become more and more evident.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, which adds to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect facial skin are sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

This is where dermal fillers come in: non-surgical treatment consists of injections that help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness to the face.

Healthcare professionals typically inject dermal fillers into the areas around the eyes, mouth, and nose. This common cosmetic procedure usually produces results immediately and can last up to several months.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal filler injections are a cosmetic procedure used to fill wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and restore volume to the face. The physician injects these substances just under the skin.

This treatment is often used to enhance facial features or achieve a youthful appearance. In addition, it usually takes less than half an hour and recovery time is minimal. Results are typically seen right away and last from months to years, depending on the type of filler and location.

Dermal fillers are soft injectable gels composed mostly of stabilized hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin, a natural substance present in the skin. The gel does not damage tissues and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting, but not permanent.

It works by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, revitalizing and adding volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles while providing a more natural look.

Dermal filler injections can give a natural-looking result that does not affect facial expression. As the face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to subtly control your appearance as you age.

This treatment is considered one of the best solutions for both treating wrinkles and restoring volume to the face because it eliminates sagging due to the reshaping effect. It is also minimally invasive, allowing the patient to go home after the session.

How do dermal fillers work?

With the passage of time, our body produces less of the proteins that give us a that youthful appearance. These proteins are elastin and collagen, the lack of these substances causes our face to lose firmness and elasticity, giving way to wrinkles and flaccidity.

Dermal fillers act by smoothing the deep lines of the face that appear as wrinkles, adding the volume lost in these areas, since the production of elastin and collagen has decreased. In this way, dermal fillers are able to improve the appearance of the face, adding something we can call “lift”.

The dermal filler procedure may involve a series of injections, depending on the needs of the individual. In preparation for the injection, the area to be treated is numbed with a topical anesthetic cream. The injection into the skin is administered at a medium or deep level.

After the injection of dermal fillers, patients can resume their daily activities, including the application of make-up. It is recommended that patients refrain from rubbing or massaging the affected area of the face for a few days after treatment.

What can dermal fillers do?

  • Fill in thin lips
  • Improve surface contours
  • Smooth facial folds and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct facial contour deformities
  • Diminish or eliminate lower eyelid shadowing

Who are these treatments for? 

According to recent studies, collagen and elastin production begins to decline around the age of 20-25. Afterwards, we can expect a steady decline in elastin and collagen. The production of these proteins often stops completely in our twenties.

For this reason, dermal fillers can be considered a cosmetic treatment by anyone in their twenties and beyond, but they are designed and intended to correct the effects produced on the face due to the passage of time.

Many people are opting for dermal filler injections because in addition to being a non-invasive and safe treatment, the results are immediately noticeable, and the recovery time is minimal.

We encourage you to try the benefits of our filler treatments, always in the hands of experts. To schedule a consultation to discuss if dermal fillers are right fit for you, contact Elite Top Aesthetics(772) 337-1642. We have the best-trained professionals in Fillers and Botox treatment. 


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