Dermal fillers are injected into the skin; the purpose is to “plump up” the area where there is a visible wrinkle, fold, or depression. The filler is either a natural derivative or synthetic material. Depending on the filler material that your cosmetic surgeon in Schaumburg uses, the effects can last upwards of two years.

Dermal fillers are not Botox, even though both involve injecting material into the area of concern. Botox is normally used to eliminate wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead. Botox works by incapacitating muscles. In itself, Botox has nothing to do with the plumping and smoothing effects of dermal fillers in Schaumburg.

Many people elect to have both treatments; dermal fillers and Botox. The combination of approaches produces a much younger-looking face.

Natural or Synthetic?

Naturally derived filler results in immediate improvement. However, it only lasts from three months to 18 months. Over time, the filler breaks down, and the effect is lost. Once this happens, you have to return to your doctor and repeat the treatment.

Synthetic fillers last considerably longer. As the material does not dissipate as the natural material does, the treatment can be considered permanent. This does not mean that wrinkles will not eventually appear. They will as you age or when your skin is damaged by too much exposure to the sun.

There is no “best” solution. The dermal filler that is preferred depends a great deal on the doctor and your needs.

When to Undergo the Procedure

There are wonderful skin-care products available, and they can make a big difference in the looks of your skin. However, nothing is forever. Age, muscle degeneration, the loss of fat, gravity and the sun eventually take their toll. Fillers help the skin to become more supple and improve the appearance of deep facial lines.

If you are considering dermal fillers, contact Ashpole Plastic Surgery in Schaumburg. For more information on this and other cosmetic procedures, visit our website.