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Therapeutic Dermal Fillers


Brunette woman receiving dermal fillers between her eyes at Optimum Oral Surgery Group Your skin undergoes many changes throughout your life. As you age, skin begins to lose elasticity, your collagen production slows, and the volume of your face decreases. While aging is a natural process, outside factors like harsh winds, cold temperatures, sunshine, and impurities in the air can accelerate the process. Moreover, just because aging is natural, that does not mean that you have to live with the effects. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can help to give you back a smoother, more youthful appearance with the help of therapeutic dermal fillers.

What is a Therapeutic Dermal Filler?


A therapeutic dermal filler, like Juvederm, is an injectable liquid that is used to plump targeted areas of the skin, replacing lost volume to restore a more youthful, radiant appearance. By replacing lost volume, they fill out targeted regions of your face while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results are noticeable immediately.

What Can Dermal Fillers Be Used For?


Dermal fillers are a common treatment for the face and can be used to treat some different concerns. These include concerns such as:
•  Hollows under your eyes.
•  Volume lost in your cheeks.
•  Laugh lines or nasolabial folds. These are lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
•  Vertical lines at the edges of your mouth.
•  Thin lips.
•  Scars from acne or chicken pox.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?


Treatment with dermal fillers is very straightforward. We inject a liquid treatment into targeted areas of your skin. As we place the injections, the filler goes to work plumping or filling out, your face. At the same time, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and depressions disappear.

Dermal fillers are often confused with Botox. While they are both injectable treatments, they are two very different types of treatment. Botox is used to prevent muscle movements by blocking signals from surrounding nerves, which helps to reduce and eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers do not block nerve signals or prevent muscle movements. Instead, they plump your skin. Some types of dermal fillers can even help to stimulate the production of new collagen. The results vary between dermal fillers. Juvederm, for instance, can last six months to a year.

What is the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Dermal Fillers?


There are many dermal fillers on the market, and they are broken down into two categories, natural and synthetic. Juvederm is classified as a natural dermal filler. These types of fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that binds moisture to provide you plump, hydrated looking skin. Results are immediate, but they do begin to break down over time. Periodic injections are necessary to maintain the results.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?


Dermal fillers, particularly natural ones, are considered to be very safe. In rare instances, they can cause the skin to become lumpy, but this issue can be easily corrected. Natural fillers also pose very little risk for allergic reaction. As experts in dermal filler injections, we can help to reduce the risk of any complications, allowing you to achieve the younger, more radiant appearance you have been looking for.

With therapeutic dermal fillers, we can help to increase collagen production, restore fullness, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, giving you back a more youthful appearance. With a more youthful appearance, you can regain your confidence. Call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 778-8686 today to schedule your consultation and find out if therapeutic dermal fillers are right for you.

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