When people think “dermal fillers” they often just associate it with Botox. However, they are two different injectables. Botox essentially freezes your muscle in place, lifting it permanently; whereas dermal fillers – as the name suggests – adds fillers under the skin to plump it up and give it a more youthful appearance or to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and other imperfections. 

Combating wrinkles with fillers

As mentioned, dermal fillers help fight wrinkles by filling up empty spaces under the skin. Some newer formulas encourage collagen production. However, fillers are not permanent and often need to be touched up every 6 months to 2 years as the organic matter is slowly absorbed by the body and this speed is determined by your body’s metabolism. 

Get your Jenner or Jolie lips

Dermal fillers can also be injected into the lip to give it a fuller appearance. Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner are two iconic celebrities who have glamorized big sensual lips. Along with the help of social media, namely Youtube and Instagram, full lips have taken the world by storm. Those with thin lips are able to change up their look without fear of being judged as it is increasingly one of the more popular alterations that people do.

A permanent smile

There are two kinds of mouths in the world – upturned and downturned. Naturally, for aesthetic reasons, many prefer the upturned look. However, not everyone is born with a choice. But you are able to literally turn that frown upside down with fillers. What this does is instantly brighten up your face and give you a more appealing and angelic look. 

Improve the appearance of scars

Likely a surprising one, but fillers are also able to help those with recessed scars and minimize its appearance. This is especially helpful to those with acne scarring, as the deep pock-marked appearance on one’s face does not do much in the self esteem department for anyone. While doctors warn their patients that they will never achieve the baby smooth skin texture, the results are evident. 

Give you back your youth

Take a look at a child’s face – the appeal is that they are plump and certain fleshiness is associated with youth, such as around the forehead, cheeks and eye sockets. There is a reason why the Koreans are obsessed with a makeup trend called “aegyo sal” where makeup is applied to enhance eye bags. This look is synonymous with “cute” as it does give the face a more youthful appearance. Fillers can be used to enhance this phenomenon or simply filling out the areas that is sagging with age. 

The best part about dermal fillers is that they are reversible. If you no longer feel comfortable with the work done, you can easily receive an injection to dissolve the filler immediately. Furthermore, fillers have a relatively short recovery time and if the bruising or swelling remains for more than two to three days, it is time to call your doctor. Normal healing time should be anywhere from a few hours to a day at most. With such a short window of recovery time, coupled with the various benefits and enhancements dermal fillers can give, it is no wonder it is increasingly popular with the masses.