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How Do Dermal and Injectable Fillers Work

Dermal fillers and injectables are among the most popular and widely used skin rejuvenation treatments. Knowing more about how these treatments work can help you determine whether they can effectively address your skin concerns and improve your overall appearance.

What Can Dermal and Injectable Fillers Do For Your Skin?

Dermal and injectable fillers offer a wide range of benefits for the appearance of your skin. First, they can be used as anti-aging treatments to reduce visible signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds (the deep lines that form at the bottom of your nose and run to the corners of your mouth). Second, they can be used to add volume to areas of your face that may be thin or sagging on behalf of reduced collagen and elastin production, or lack of hydration.

Scarring, neck bands, and dimpling in the chin can also be treated and improved with dermal and injectable fillers. The effects of these skin rejuvenation treatments are long-lasting and can be refreshed as often as needed with regular appointments at our medical spa in Phoenix.

How Do Injectables and Fillers Work?

Every type of injectable and dermal filler contains a unique blend of ingredients that work in different ways to improve the appearance of your skin.

The active ingredient in injectables is botulinum toxin. Botox and Dysport are the most popular brand names of injectable treatments that contain botulinum toxin. When injected into various muscles on your face, this substance blocks the nerve signals to those muscles to prevent them from contracting. This action helps reduce and minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

Dermal fillers are far different from injectables like Botox in that they contain gel-like substances with the ability to plump and add volume to your face. Fillers are generally categorized by the primary substances and active ingredients they contain, though fillers with hyaluronic acid are the most commonly used.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps it stay hydrated and plump. Over time, factors like excess sun exposure, air pollution, and smoking can diminish hyaluronic acid to cause thinning, sagging skin. At EnteBella Medical, we offer a hyaluronic acid-based filler called Revanesse Versa to plump and rehydrate your skin and reduce signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.

Which Areas Can Be Treated With Injectables and Dermal Fillers?

Nearly any area of the face can be treated with an injectable or dermal filler. If you are concerned about whether these treatments can effectively address your skincare woes, our team at EnteBella Medical can evaluate the appearance of your skin and suggest whether you may benefit from injectables, fillers, or another one of our minimally or non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.

Injectables can improve the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet near the eyes
  • Furrows in your brow or forehead
  • Frown lines
  • Lip lines
  • Bunny lines (the fine lines that appear on either side of your nose when you wrinkle it)
  • Neck bands or lines
  • Dimpling on the chin
  • Drooping corners of the mouth
  • Square, hard jawline
  • Gummy smile

Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of:

  • Thin lips
  • Shallow facial contours
  • Irregular or uneven facial contours
  • Fine lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Recessed (sunken in) scars
  • Shadows under the lower eyelids

What Happens During Injectable Treatment Sessions?

Injectables and fillers are minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments that take place in a convenient outpatient setting. These appointments usually last no longer than 15 minutes and produce no downtime—meaning you can resume your daily activities immediately following your treatment session.

When you arrive at our clinic, we will ask you about your medical history to determine whether you have allergies or any other conditions that may compromise your safety or results. Then, we will ask you about any medications or medicines you are taking (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) that may increase the likelihood of bruising.

Prior to your injections, we will apply a topical numbing agent to the areas of your face to be treated to reduce any related pain. Then, one of our skin treatment specialists will inject areas of your face with the injectable or dermal filler solution to help you achieve your desired look. Some of our patients experience swelling and bruising, though these side effects are temporary and typically resolve on their own within a few days after treatment.

Where To Find Skin Rejuvenation Treatments In Arizona

EnteBella Medical in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a wide range of skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments that can help you turn back the clock and achieve more attractive, younger-looking skin. We offer Botox, Dysport, and Revanesse Versa injectables and fillers.

Contact us today at 480-661-4761 to learn more about our many facial rejuvenation services.