Cosmetic fillers are all the rage because of their ability to keep people looking young and refreshed. There are several dermal fillers available and new users have a lot of questions. If you are considering getting cosmetic fillers, here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if it is the right direction for you.

What types of ingredients do fillers contain?

Cosmetic fillers, or dermal fillers, are injected into the face. Unlike Botox and Dysport, they do not have neurotoxins that freeze muscles. Fillers use collagen or hyaluronic acid, both of which are found naturally in the skin and work to reduce wrinkles by essentially filling the skin. Collagen is not as popular for filling skin as it was in the past because hyaluronic acid has more moisture to it, giving the skin a better plump and hydrated appearance.

What exactly do fillers do?

Cosmetic fillers create smoother skin, which reduces wrinkles and adds a more youthful appearance to the face. As we age, the skin loses much of its shape, meaning it doesn’t hold its form as well and the plumpness in the face fade away. By injecting more hyaluronic acid into the face, it helps skin boost its natural production of it while giving a temporary plump, filled in look. 

Cosmetic fillers are used in different areas of the face. Fillers with larger particles can rebuild thinner lines like cheekbones. Fillers with smaller particles can plump smaller areas, like laugh lines, crow’s feet, and as a preventative measure for wrinkles. Plumping lips is also done with fillers.

How fast will I see results?

From the very first injection, cosmetic fillers will make a difference. Many people choose to keep getting injections before the results wear off entirely to keep themselves looking young and fresh. Just like visiting a dentist should be done regularly to keep your smile great, patients can use regular appointments to keep their skin young.

When done correctly, the results will be subtle and natural looking. After fillers are injected, a person should look refreshed, not completely different. The injections typically take 15 to 30 minutes and can generally be done during a lunch break.

How long do fillers last?

Results are varied, lasting between three and six months. The injection placement of cosmetic fillers, the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid, and age all factor into how long results will last. For a longer lasting look, fillers are the best route because they plump skin from underneath, where serums and creams cannot help. 

Who should do the injections?

There are many professionals who offer dermal fillers, but why not choose someone you already trust? Choosing a doctor who has a great eye for detail and making a face look symmetrical and smooth is vital to the natural looking results you want to see. Looking at a portfolio for examples on the results the doctor can achieve can help give you an idea on what to expect. Always look for someone you can trust and is certified to do injections.

If you are in the market for dermal injections or cosmetic fillers in Pennsylvania, Dr. Hazzouri is certified. He has a great eye for detail, and is someone you can trust.