Featured Posts

pastel heels
Pastel Spring Time Accessories for Work and Play
Whether it’s wearing colorful pants in mint, sorbet yellows or corals, or adding a simple pop of colour to a subdued neutral or black ensemble, spring is the perfect season to incorporate more cheerfulness into your wardrobe.
View Post
distressed-denim
The Best Distressed Jeans for Spring
What's the one thing that every modern woman needs in her closet? Good denim. A nice pair of jeans is a brilliant base for any outfit, no matter the season. Spring, however is the perfect time for you to slip into a pair of distressed jeans so why not give them a try.
View Post
woman getting tan
Top Beach Essentials For A Super Chic Summer
Packing for a beachside vacation can be a challenge. Whether you're planning to lounge on the shores of St. Barts or explore the eclectic island streets, you're sure to need some versatile and comfortable options. But not to worry — we've got your style needs covered thanks to this fashion guide.
View Post
To top
17 Jan

What Are Dermal Fillers and Do You Need One?

beautiful woman

Dermal fillers are products that, when injected, can help erase the effects of aging or even change the shape of your face. A skilled dermatologist can use the variety of fillers available today to enhance your beauty in many ways. But it’s essential to understand that not all fillers are safe. Also, bear in mind that their effects aren’t permanent. Therefore, you will need to learn how to choose the right filler for every issue.

Expert Opinions to Consider Before Using Dermal Fillers

woman in a sheath dress

Kristina Liu, MD, MHS, who is an experienced dermatologist working at Brigham Women’s Hospital, explains that dermal fillers available today are extremely versatile. Products that inject you with hyaluronic acid are the most popular due to a combination of efficiency, safety, and affordability. However, there are also excellent dermal fillers that inject you with polymethyl methacrylate, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.

These fillers are all considered safe and effective. However, the effects they produce differ in duration as well as “texture”. You’ll need to work with a very experienced dermatologist to help you choose the best type of product for your personal situation.

But bear in mind that it’s not only the base substance of the filler that matters. Dr. Janelle Vega, who has a lot of experience working with dermal fillers, including the Juvederm in Miami, says an effective dermal filler today must go beyond basic chemistry. You should look into products from brands that experiment with their formulas. For example, Juvederm uses cross-linking to increase the binding ability of the molecules. This is why the results are more long-lasting than average.

woman beautiful skin

However, remember that while such experiments lead to better results, they are also riskier. That’s why Dr. Vega says it’s imperative to find out if the product is FDA approved. It’s no less important to check if the dermatologist administering the treatment is certified and experienced with this specific product.

Ava Shamban, MD, who works as a dermatologist in LA, says that a skilled professional should focus on imperceptibility. Therefore, any beautician or dermatologist offering to give you a “well-defined pout” or the like should raise red flags.
The main benefit of these beauty treatments is that they can “erase” the problem, or get as close to it as possible. The point is for you to look completely natural but more attractive by the time the procedure is done.

The duration of the effects will depend on the filler. On average, it should last for 4-6 months.

But you should never forget that for all that they are considered very safe, badly done filler treatments can be disastrous. They can lead to infection and even permanent deformities. That’s why you should always research the dermatologist carefully. Never try to cut the costs by going for a questionable product administered by someone without specialized training.

Should You Schedule a Dermal Filler Treatment?

woman showing face creams

Dermal fillers are amazing and can be a good solution for millions of people. Today they are getting both more advanced and more affordable. Therefore, there’s no reason to not get this type of “beauty enhancement” if you can and have use for one.
However, you should only get this treatment if you are 100% in the quality of the filler and skills of the person administering the injections.

This procedure doesn’t require any downtime, but you should plan it for the weekend nonetheless. You might develop light swelling for a day or two after the treatment. Also, note that you might not achieve the perfect shape right away. And as the product isn’t permanent, it will start dissolving slowly. Therefore, in a few months your face would be the same it used to be before the treatment.

Related Posts

  • 4 Steps to Customizing Your Skincare Routine4 Steps to Customizing Your Skincare RoutineYour skin is the first impression you make. Before someone makes eye contact, before you even get the chance to speak to a new acquaintance or a potential client - people will see the skin on your face first. Fortunately, skincare has made great strides in the last decade. Posted in Beauty & Hair
  • Heat Styling Is Not the Devil (If You Do It Right)Heat Styling Is Not the Devil (If You Do It Right)If you look up “common causes” of hair damage online, you might rightfully assume that heat styling is responsible for every single hair problem of every person ever. Your hair is brittle? Heat styling! But if this is true, why are people still using those tools? If they are so damaging […] Posted in Beauty & Hair
  • Why Preservatives and Additives in Foods Are so Bad for Our BodiesWhy Preservatives and Additives in Foods Are so Bad for Our BodiesIn recent times, we’ve been made to believe that preservatives and additives need to be avoided. However, if that was done, we would not be able to have the opportunity to enjoy certain foods. Before you decide to make a dash to your food storage to check for preservatives, you may want […] Posted in Health and Fitness
  • The Often Skipped Beauty Tips For Black WomenThe Often Skipped Beauty Tips For Black WomenBlack women often battle for beauty tips that deal with their issues, that help them find makeup with the right pigmentation for their skin tone, and tips that actually work. We have curated some top tips for you to try at home and enjoy some new techniques. Posted in Beauty & Hair
  • Blonde Is Trending in 2020 But Should You Go for It?Blonde Is Trending in 2020 But Should You Go for It?Blonde hair is trending this year. But going blonde is still a big change, and it might affect your life in ways you haven’t anticipated. Therefore, be sure to consider the following things before you make the final decision. Posted in Beauty & Hair
  • 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Fragrance3 Tips for Choosing the Right FragranceFinding the perfect fragrance is a very personal and delicate process. It is not merely a process of smelling as many perfumes as you can find and choosing which scent you like the best. Some may agree that there is a science to finding a fragrance that marries well with your skin and […] Posted in Beauty & Hair
})(jQuery)