Dermal fillers increasingly popular, says plastic surgeon
18 July 2013According to a Boston plastic surgeon more than half of his patients request dermal fillers as an alternative to plastic surgery. Dr Leonard Miller says the minimally invasive procedure has been growing in popularity for a number of years as it can often address issues with facial features a facelift generally cannot. They are also a way to achieve facial rejuvenation without surgical intervention - delaying the need for surgery. Dr Miller adds that dermal fillers can also offer a distinctive benefit when compared to a facelift: The effects are reversible and improvements or alterations can be made almost immediately. Dermal fillers are all designed for facial rejuvenation by improving volume of the face and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines but different products work in different ways depending on a patients skin type. Some fillers are designed to help patients improve fullness of the face by stimulating collagen production in the treated area. Long-lasting facial rejuvenation can be achieved with this injectable dermal filler, but results take time to develop. At the other end of the scale, some improve facial volume through absorption of water in the skin through the active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. These tend to offer immediate results, and can be used to improve the volume of a patient's lips.