Volume loss is a part of aging, fillers help combat that.
If you feel you look "tired" or are wondering why you "look older than you feel", dermal fillers may be a solution for you!
So what exactly are dermal fillers, and what do they do?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours.
Fat pads are the component of our facial anatomy that provide volume and structure to the face. As fat pads diminish with age, it causes the upper and middle face to lose fullness, while the lower face appears "heavy".
The most popular dermal filler products consist of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid found in fillers specifically have undergone a molecular alteration to develop the gel-like texture.
Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules and acts like a cushion, propping up existing facial structures that have lost volume and elasticity. When injected, dermal fillers will result in a plump, contoured, youthful appearance.
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What to Expect
We want your experience with IIAM to feel as comfortable as possible, without any surprises along the way.
You are now ready to be injected! Before you know it, the treatment will be over, and you'll be ready to move on with the rest of your day.
Below are some frequently asked questions that may help ease your mind.
There is some discomfort when administering dermal fillers under the skin. Some describe it as mild pressure around the treated area.
Although rare, there may be some slight pinpoint bruising. Mild swelling is common and you may notice that the area of injection may feel tender to the touch for a couple of days after your treatment.
Typically, results can last anywhere between 6-12 months, depending on the treatment area as well as the patient's metabolism.