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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dermal Fillers

Fillers 101

It may seem like everyone is talking about dermal fillers these days as a fast, non-invasive way to achieve a more youthful look. If you’re considering dermal fillers, naturally you want to know everything about them that you can. Don’t worry, after reading this blog, you’re going to be a fillers expert! Here’s everything you need to know about dermal fillers.

Are Dermal Fillers the Same as BOTOX® Cosmetic?

No. Although both are injected into the skin, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a formulation of botulinum toxin that is designed to block the nerves leading to your facial muscles, relaxing those muscles so that your skin loses tension and smooths out. Dermal fillers are literally substances you fill the skin with to take the place of lost collagen. They serve to rehydrate the skin and restore facial volume, giving the skin a plumper, smoother, younger look.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Most dermal fillers are solutions of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that occurs in the body, and so is quite safe. This substance is great at mimicking the effects of collagen and stays in your body anywhere from three months to two years, after which it leaves the body naturally.

Which Dermal Filler Should I Use?

At Illuminate, we primarily recommend and offer the JUVÉDERM® line of dermal fillers. These are compositions of hyaluronic acid that vary according to your goals and where you wish to add volume. We have JUVEDERM® fillers for the cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face to soften fine lines and wrinkles and plump up skin. There are dermal filler options for skin elsewhere on the body as well. At your consultation, we can help you determine which specific filler is right for you.

How Do I Get Started With Dermal Fillers?

Now that you know the basics about Dermal Fillers, let Illuminate fill in the blanks. Visit our dermal filler page now to learn more about the different types of dermal fillers we have available at Illuminate and to schedule your own dermal filler consultation.


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