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Questions to Ask During Your Dermal Filler Consultation

December 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 8:53 pm

Woman receiving cosmetic injectionYour cosmetic dentist can help you turn back the clock without requiring surgery. Dermal fillers can add lift and volume to restore a youthful appearance. The biocompatible substance can help reverse the signs of aging. Your first step to looking younger is having a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are a few important questions to ask during your appointment to ensure dermal fillers are right for you. 

What is a Dermal Filler?

Most dermal fillers have a gel-like consistency using a non-animal hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar molecule. It is found naturally in the human body to hydrate your skin and add volume. 

Other dermal fillers contain synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in an aqueous gel. It has a natural mineral component found in bone that stimulates collagen production. 

Synthetic lactic acid can also be used. Lactic acid is produced naturally in the muscles after exercise. It also stimulates your body’s collagen production. 

What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Your face can show signs of aging in many ways, like wrinkles, folds, thinning lips, sunken eyes, and hollow temples. Fillers restore volume to these areas to smooth wrinkles and folds. It can also improve contours without the risk of affecting your facial expressions. In some cases, fillers can also be used to correct scars.

How Long Do Results Last?

You can enjoy long-lasting improvement, but your results won’t be permanent because your body breaks down fillers over time. However, your results can last for 6 months to 2 years, depending on the area treated, your age, the quality of the filler used, and your lifestyle. You can maintain your results with regular treatments. 

Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?

Your dentist can apply a local numbing agent to minimize any discomfort. Many dermal fillers also contain lidocaine to prevent any pain. You may have some temporary soreness, bruising, or swelling at the injection sites. 

What are the Risks of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are considered safe and have little risk of serious adverse reactions. The most common short-term side effects include tenderness, swelling, redness, bruising, and itching. Side effects are generally mild and resolve within 1-7 days. It’s very unlikely to experience severe complications.

Will My Results Look Natural?

The experience of the dentist performing the treatment can affect your results. It’s best to choose a qualified dentist to ensure the correct amount is injected into the right locations. You’ll enjoy natural-looking results that enhance your facial features with a reputable dentist by your side.

Your dentist will answer any questions to ensure you have the information you need to make the best choice to revitalize your appearance.

About Dr. J. Darrell Steele

Dr. Steele achieved his dental degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry and has continued his education in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also specializes in cosmetic facial surgery, dental implants, and jaw surgery. He has the qualifications and experience you can trust for dermal fillers. Request an appointment through his website or call (972) 777-5207.

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