FAQS about Dermal Fillers

Find out more about cosmetic fillers and how they can improve the overall look and feel of your skin.dermal fillers

As we age, our skin loses that youthful elasticity. You may now notice lines and wrinkles setting in, along with dropping skin and a lack of volume. While aging is something that you have to accept as a normal part of life it, doesn’t mean that you have to show your true age. Turn to our Wilmington, DE dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk to find out if dermal fillers are right for you.

What are dermal fillers and what issues do they address?

Cosmetic fillers often use a substance that is already naturally occurring within the body that helps to plump up areas of the skin where you are losing volume. One of the most common substances used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, because it is already in our bodies. However, we produce less of it as we get older. Dermal fillers inject this acid into the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve overall volume and reduce drooping skin.

Am I a good candidate for getting dermal fillers in Wilmington, DE?

If you are a healthy individual who is looking to smooth and volumize your skin, then dermal fillers might just be the right cosmetic option for you. Those looking to improve their appearance without surgery or post-procedural downtime may be ideal for treatment. You’ll also want to be realistic about your goals for this treatment. Since it is non-invasive it won’t make drastic changes like cosmetic surgery can, but it is a great way to improve skin elasticity and smooth away lines.

Those who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as patients with muscular disorders are not considered good candidates for dermal fillers.

When will I notice my results?

Another great benefit to getting dermal fillers is that the results are instantaneous. However, as the swelling goes down over the course of a couple days, you will start to really notice your results.

How long do the results last?

While these results are certainly long lasting, they won’t last forever. The average length of time is about six to eight months; however, you can choose to get more dermal filler treatments in the future to help maintain your results if you are happy with your new look.

What is my recovery period?

There is no downtime after getting dermal fillers. Of course, you may have some pain, swelling or redness at the injection sites for a few days. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and apply cold compresses to the area to ease your symptoms. But you can return to all of your normal activities right after treatment.

Dermal fillers can be an ideal and easy way to achieve younger and more radiant skin. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC today to schedule your dermatological consultation in Wilmington, DE. You’ll be happy you did!