female with dermal fillersAre you ready to turn back the clock and restore your youthful appearance? Dermal fillers are an effective way to strategically add volume to your skin, helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are considering dermal fillers, browse our FAQs to find out more about what dermal fillers are, when you can expect to see results, and how long your results may last.  

Dermal Filler FAQs: What You Should Know 

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can treat and improve a number of cosmetic concerns. They are a type of non-surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic injectable made from a gel-like substance. In many cases, dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, or another soft tissue filler, such as calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-L-lactic acid. 

What Do Dermal Fillers Treat? 

The primary purpose of dermal fillers is to restore and add volume. This means that they can be used to: 

  • Plump your lips
  • Add volume to your cheekbones
  • Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Fill in depressed facial scars (e.g., acne scars) 
  • Restore lost facial volume 
  • Improve the look of aging hands 

How Soon Will I See the Results of Dermal Fillers? 

After your dermal filler treatment, you will see almost instant results. However, they are likely not your final results, as you may experience some slight swelling and bruising. 

Generally, dermal fillers take around ten to fourteen days to settle and completely integrate into your skin. It can take up to four weeks, however, depending on the type of dermal filler you receive. 

Additionally, some dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, stimulate collagen and elastin production, so you may continue to see an improvement in your results over time. 

Why Do Dermal Fillers Need to Settle? 

Some types of dermal fillers have ingredients that break down and integrate into the skin, which takes time. For instance, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are water-binding, which means it can take a few weeks for the water molecules to fully integrate and bind to your skin. 

What Do Dermal Filler Results Look Like? 

At Advanced Aesthetics Med Spa, our providers are highly experienced in administering dermal fillers to look and feel very authentic. We follow a more subtle yet impactful approach that delivers beautiful, natural-looking results. 

However, we are also committed to listening to you and can adjust our approach based on your personal preferences and cosmetic goals. For instance, we can give you very voluminous lips if you desire.

How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last? 

Dermal fillers are an exceptionally long-term solution for diminishing facial volume, fine lines and wrinkles, and other cosmetic concerns. While the results of BOTOX and other botulinum neurotoxin-based injectables tend only to last around three to five months, dermal filler results can last up to one year. 

The longevity of your dermal filler results may vary depending on the type of filler you receive and how fast your body metabolizes the substance. 

Rejuvenate Your Look with Dermal Fillers at Advanced Aesthetics 

With the expansive choice of dermal fillers, it has never been easier to restore lost facial volume, achieve plumper lips, define your facial features, and rejuvenate your appearance. 

At Advanced Aesthetics Med Spa in Ocala, our team can build a personalized treatment plan and help you determine which dermal filler is right for you based on your unique cosmetic goals and needs. Contact our practice today and schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced and certified providers. We look forward to meeting you!