Fillers have made a huge splash in the cosmetics and plastics field. They are also available in our dental office! In addition to the aesthetic advantages fillers provide, they are also instrumental in clinical therapy.
Dermal fillers are primarily used to firm the skin, as facial skin routinely loses elasticity with age. Creases and folds in the face are caused by lost collagen. Dermal fillers insert hyaluronic acid into these areas. The hyaluronic acid is identical to the filler substance your body creates naturally. This means that when fillers are gone, they are gone completely with no residue or after effects, as the body instinctively knows how to handle it.
The most common dermal fillers are Restylane and Juvederm. Typically, they are injected right underneath the targeted creases to replace the lost volume. Fillers are so highly desired because they create a younger look in the face.
As far as dentistry, dermal fillers can be used for high lip lines, asymmetrical lips, lip augmentation, and as the cherry on top of cosmetic dentistry cases. Dermal fillers produce results that typically last between 6-12 months, at which point the procedure needs to be repeated. Luckily, the dermal filler procedures take only 5-15 minutes, which makes it perfect to add onto the end of a dental cleaning. Dr. Huelsman and his staff are excited by the capability of making patients both look and feel better. Come visit our Worthington office today for a full consultation.