Facial fillers combat signs of aging by reducing lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure, pollutants and animation. Face lifts have traditionally been known as the go-to procedure to eliminate wrinkles and creases, but dermal fillers are a cheaper alternative that can produce similar results.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Some people confuse Botox with facial fillers. Botox is not a facial filler. Rather, it is a toxin that relaxes facial muscles and prevents contractions, which staves off wrinkles and creases.

Unlike Botox, dermal fillers are natural or synthetic products that are composed of either collagen-like materials or hyaluronic acid. They are non-carcinogenic, FDA-approved, and are classified based on their origin and the duration of their effects. Fillers are mainly used to correct signs of aging. They can also successfully treat acne and surgery scars.

Choosing the Right Filler

Duration is the key element to consider when choosing a filler. Fillers that contain collagen usually last three to six months. Hyaluronic acid fillers last up to a year. Some people are concerned about the cost of their dermal filler.  Generally, the longer a filler lasts, the more expensive it will be.

Always remember, the more informed you are, the happier you will be with your decision. Talk to your injector today to see which dermal filler is right for you.

The great news is that the expert clinical team at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica is recognized internationally as a leading educational center on the clinical application of dermal fillers.  Physicians and other injectors from around the United States come to Skin by Lovely to learn the fine art of using these amazing products.

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