Dermal Fillers in 2020: What You Should Know

Dermal Fillers in 2020: What You Should Know : New year and new you? As the saying goes, new and improved dermal fillers hit the market. Latest studies show that cosmetic dermal filler treatments have increased by 8%. Dermal fillers have been around since the 1970’s and have advanced a lot.

It is all about the hyaluronic acid now. (HA) Hyaluronic acid is a natural clear substance produced by the body that help keeps your tissues lubricated. Substances used in dermal fillers include:

  • Polyalkylimide, a transparent gel that is compatible with the body.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a compound found in bones.
  • Polylactic acid, which stimulates the skin to make more collagen.
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres or (PMMA), a semi-permanent filler

What Can Dermal Fillers Correct?

Unlike Botox dermal fillers can really get in the deep areas and fine lines.

  • plump up thin lips and retain moisture
  • Fill shallow areas on the face
  • decrease wrinkles
  • fill in or soften the look of recessed scars
  • fill in or soften static wrinkles, especially on the lower face

Not only do they provide you a youthful look, but they help to pull in moisture to the lips. Inject-able fillers are very safe and low risk. Clients love this option because it is easy, fast and effective. Dermal fillers can be a huge success if performed under a trained professional. The time it takes to administer this cosmetic procedure is 30 minutes. Results are quick and there is no recovery period. All of this sounds great right?

Dermal Filler Side Effects

Just like anything though, they are side effects:

  • skin rash, itching, or pimple-like eruptions
  • redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling
  • asymmetry
  • lumps
  • scarring that causes a wound
  • ability to feel the filler substance under the skin
  • vision problems or blindness
  • death of skin cells due to loss of blood flow to the area
  • irritation
  • injection Material Leakage

Any side effects that you may have, be sure to address them and consult your local physician immediately.

The Cost is Affordable

However, there are some steps you can take to avoid these side effects. It is important that you consult your local physician before treatment.

Avoid drinking alcohol beverages, taking over the counter medication, and topical medications. Do not take any blood thinners and most importantly if you are pregnant, do not undergo any dermal filler treatment. These are to name a few.

Another perk that comes with the new fillers is that trained professionals don’t have to worry about insurance. The cost is affordable- ranging from $300-800. Clients do not only want more of a plump look but moisturized lips as well. HA provides just that. Moisture is important when it comes to the skin.

In fact, it might be one of the most determinant factors in aging. With age, sometimes skin tends to dry out. Botox was what people relied on until recently, but Botox cannot treat fine lines or wrinkles. Dermal fillers are getting better with time and are ever more highly requested. Be safe my friends and happy dermal filling!



About Dr. Carson Simmons, MD

Dr. Carson Simmons, MD, has been a licensed Aesthetician for over 7 years. As of 2013, he has also been a Board Certified Surgeon. He received his education and degree at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and is well-known for his many papers on facial contouring and facial augmentation. Dr. Simmons has also used his extensive experience in this medical field to write two best-selling books that examine the connection between skin aging and nutrition.He is currently a regular contributor to Dermal Cosmetics –






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