As each of us age, the production of collagen and elastin slows down in the skin. This causes the skin to become thin and sag and allows lines around the mouth, eyes, and cheeks to form. Other instances can cause these wrinkles, such as squinting, frowning, smoking, lack of sleep, and stress. Botox is a common treatment for these lines, but the result of frozen muscles may sometimes be obvious. The goal of dermal face fillers is to keep our natural beauty and just give our face the boost it needs to return to its former glory.

What Are Fillers?

Dermal fillers are minor injections, administered by a dentist or other health care professional. These filler injections can be used to temporarily plump lips, reduce signs of aging, soften skin, hide certain scars, and correct inconsistencies in the facial skin. Overall, filler injections give people a much more youthful appearance. Many people are beginning to choose dermal fillers over botox because the substance injected, hyaluronic acid, is naturally produced by the body, and doesn’t contain any harmful toxins. That hyaluronic acid is what makes the face fillers look so natural.

Face fillers can also be used as a method of prevention. Rather than waiting for the lines to deepen, some people prefer getting filler injections at first sight of them.

Nasolabial Fold Filler

At one point or another, everyone gets smile lines, or nasolabial folds, between their cheeks and upper lip. Although many people aren’t bothered by their own, they do worsen with age and so nasolabial fold fillers can be injected to lessen the appearance, if need be. When a healthcare professional injects fillers around mouths, the results can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months.

Tear Trough Filler

    Tear trough fillers are another form of dermal filler. They are used to reduce the appearance and severity of dark shading, hollowness, or bags under the eyes. The fillers are injected between the cheek and lower eyelid to restore the volume and firmness of a person’s skin, an only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

    Dermal Fillers and Dental Work

    Cottonwood Dental offers dermal filler services including nasolabial fold, tear trough, and face fillers. Before the procedure, your dentist will discuss the risks, side-effects, and other specifics necessary to have a clear understanding of face fillers. A topical analgesic is applied ten to twenty minutes before we begin, so there are minimal amounts of pain from the injection site. In less than half an hour, you’ll have the youthful, glowing face that you’ve always wanted, and it’ll look natural too!

    Wherever you go for your face fillers, it’s important to find a reputable healthcare professional with all the skills and tools necessary to complete the procedure perfectly. With decades of experience under our belts and hundreds upon hundreds of satisfied patients, you can trust Cottonwood Dental. If you have any more questions or concerns regarding face fillers, our experienced team here is more than happy to help. Call (505) 210-7884 to schedule a consultation today!