How Dermal Fillers Plump Your Nasolabial Folds And Marionette Lines For A More Youthful Appearance

If you have nasolabial folds and marionette lines, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of them. These lines are permanent and don't smooth out when you relax your face like crow's feet might. This makes it difficult to eliminate or even hide the lines. Dermal fillers are a good treatment to consider. Here's how derma fillers work to improve the appearance of deep folds and lines on your face.

Dermal Fillers Are Injected Into Folds 

Dermal fillers are usually a gel substance that's injected into your nasolabial folds and other areas of your face that need to be plumped up. Hyaluronic acid gel is one of the more common fillers, but there are others your doctor can consider using. When the gel is injected, it plumps up folds and hollow areas so they aren't as noticeable. When nasolabial folds and marionette lines are plumped up, they become less visible.

Your Face Will Be Numbed First

It only takes minutes to inject dermal fillers. The length of your treatment depends on how many injections you'll get. Another thing that adds to the length of the treatment is the numbing cream that's applied first so you won't feel discomfort. It takes several minutes for the cream to numb your face before the doctor can begin the injections.

Dermal Fillers Are Also Used For Volume Loss

Wrinkles and folds aren't the only things that make you look older. It's natural to lose volume in your face as you age, especially around the cheek area and temples. In addition to plumping up lines, dermal fillers can plump up your cheeks, lips, and other areas on your face so your face has a more youthful appearance.

Most Dermal Fillers Are Temporary

Some dermal fillers are permanent, but hyaluronic fillers are temporary. Their effects could last for several months, but eventually the hyaluronic acid is absorbed by your body and needs to be replaced. The frequency for replacing fillers depends on how fast your body absorbs them and varies among individuals. When you notice your lines returning, you can have new fillers put in.

You Won't Need A Long Downtime

You should avoid touching your face right after the injections and avoid exercising, strenuous activity, and heat for a few days, but you can go about many usual activities right away. You might have facial redness, and since your doctor may not want you to rub cosmetics on right away, you may prefer to spend the rest of the day at home, but you shouldn't have any pain or discomfort.