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How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers in Tulsa are a non-surgical procedure that helps restore volume and fullness to the face. But how does this process work? Our trained and experienced healthcare professionals administer dermal fillers via small needle injections. Dermal fillers may contain various ingredients to boost anti-aging effects, most notably to treat the appearance of fine lines caused by collagen breakdown in the skin. Some of the most common components in dermal fillers consist of one of these main ingredients:
- Calcium hydroxyapatite
- Hyaluronic acid
- Polymethylmethacrylate beads
- Poly-L-lactic acid
As we age, collagen in the skin starts to break down, causing the skin to become less elastic, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to form. With the mix of proactive ingredients in dermal fillers, this collagen breakdown becomes slowed to restore the look of youth and fullness to the face.
Are Dermal Fillers And Botox The Same Thing?
Dermal fillers and Botox are both types of non-surgical procedures aiming to improve the skin’s appearance through injections. The benefits of a non-surgical procedure include:
- Lower risk of adverse effects during or after the procedure
- Less recovery time following the procedure
- Lower out-of-pocket costs
However, many people mistake dermal fillers for Botox injections, despite being separate procedures, each with their own outcomes to consider.
Dermal fillers are better suited to treat fine lines, such as smile lines near the mouth, add volume to lips, and reduce scar tissue—all of which Botox cannot target. Since Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles of the face, it is better suited to treat wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. However, it cannot treat fine lines since they are caused by collagen breakdown, not changes in the muscles of the face.
Another benefit of dermal fillers is longer-lasting results than Botox. Dermal fillers in Tulsa often last at least a few months and even a few years for some. However, the overall effects of both dermal fillers and Botox injections are temporary and, therefore, will require follow-up visits to maintain your desired appearance over time.
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If you are interested in achieving a healthier, more youthful appearance by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, or scar tissue on your face, while also adding softness and fullness, then dermal fillers in Tulsa may be the right procedure for you.
The benefits of dermal fillers include no recovery time and same-day results that last longer than other kinds of injections of over-the-counter solutions to anti-aging. For questions or to schedule your consultation for dermal fillers with a specialist at Kreitzberg Plastic Surgery in Tulsa, give us a call!