Dermal Filler

Dermal Filler

At the time of writing this, dermal fillers are the second most common form of aesthetic medical procedure around the world but what exactly is dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance. A lot of people are surprised to find that their dentist offers dermal filler procedures, but it is becoming increasingly common for them to do so because they have the knowledge and expertise to administer injections and monitor patients safely.

What is dermal filler used for?

Dermal filler in Centennial, Colorado can be used for a wide range of things including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Jaw structure
  • Chin structure

If you aren’t sure whether this filler could be the right solution for you, one of our experienced dentists will be able to discuss your options with you.

What is dermal filler used for?

You may need dermal filler if your dental treatments have changed the shape and structure of your jaw or chin, in which case it can help to restore a more natural look to your face.

Another reason why you may want or need this filler is if your skin has lost elasticity and you are not happy with the shape or appearance of your face as a result. 

The skin requires a constant supply of collagen, elastin, and various other vitamins, minerals, and acids to maintain a youthful, tight appearance, and as we get older, it is harder for us to produce these things, resulting in dry, less elastic skin that sags. If you recognize this process in yourself, and you want to do something about it in Centennial, Colorado, the team here at Centennial Periodontics & Implants can help.

What is the dermal filler process?

Step one: Your dentist will assess your facial appearance and the tone of your skin to see if you are a suitable candidate and determine which areas of your face could benefit from dermal filler augmentation.

Step two: The areas to be treated will be cleansed and anesthetized so that you will not feel any pain (the procedure is not particularly painful).

Step three: Injections will be placed into each site the dentist has identified as requiring dermal filler. This is a quick process, and depending on how many areas are to be injected, could take as little as 15 minutes.

Step four: The dentist will check that all has gone well and your face will be cleaned up. You’ll be given an ice pack to help cool down the injection sites and prevent any potential swelling. You will normally be given some medication to deal with any pain, but for the most part, the most you will feel is a little tenderness for a day or two after the dermal filler procedure.