What can’t dermal fillers do?! From giving eyebrows a lift, enhancing cheekbones, removing the circles under the eyes, to making smile lines smoother and generally rejuvenating the skin of your face, wrinkle fillers work all kinds of miracles. As the name signifies, fillers fill wrinkles and hollow lines in less than thirty minutes.  What happens in this non-surgical cosmetic procedure is that when the filler is injected, it fills the line, crease or the area with a certain substance. Unlike Botox, fillers do not paralyze the muscle underneath a wrinkle and that is usually considered a plus point. In addition to the mentioned usages, fillers can be used as “volumizers”, meaning that they can fill thin lips and plump saggy hands. Also, a dermal filler can be applied in order to lift cheeks, chins, and jawlines.

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What are dermal fillers uses? (dermal fillers candidates)

Those who suffer from the following issues could be good candidates for injectable fillers:

  1. Acne scars
  2. Cheek depressions
  3. Crow’s feet at the corner of your eyes
  4. Deep smile lines that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth (also known as nasolabial furrows)
  5. Frown lines between the eyebrows
  6. Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  7. Redefining lip border
  8. Scars including burns, acne and those caused by wounds
  9. Smoker’s lines; vertical lines on the mouth
  10. Some facial scars
  11. Worry lines that run across your forehead

Dermal fillers: how to choose before you use?

There exist many factors that should be taken into account when deciding on a specific wrinkle filler. These criteria can include your budget, the doctor’s preference, the type and nature of your skin, how sunburnt your skin is, etc. One important issue is not to confuse dermal fillers with other similar treatments which include an injection. Such similar procedures may include Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin which are all wrinkle relaxers and prescribed in the same situations. Relaxers work with a different mechanism: they temporarily paralyze muscles responsible for wrinkles.

Different types of dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers

Considered the most common and popular category of wrinkle fillers, ‘hyaluronic acid’ describes a type of filler with minimal side effects. Redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site constitute those rare side effects. The results are not indelible, but rather long-lasting: one could expect the longevity of about several months to over one or two years. Repeating the procedure often yields desirable effects.

Synthetic fillers

This category is a little different. Synthetic kinds are lab-produced solutions and are not related to any natural substance in the body. Side effects might vary from redness, swelling, or bruising to other less common ones such as bumps under the skin which in certain rare cases may need to be removed via surgery; but don’t worry, that is a worst-case scenario which seldom happens to patients.

Not to sound all negative, one of the pros of using a synthetic wrinkle is that they usually provide longer-lasting effects compared to other kinds; but make sure to use these fillers correctly, otherwise, since they are artificially made, they might cause serious problems like disfigurement.

Polyalkylimide

This one is a semi-permanent type of dermal filler, often used by plastic surgeons. Since this specific type of filler is almost completely skin-friendly, meaning that it tends to cause minimal reaction with human tissue, no allergy test is required prior to using it. Polyalkylimide is commonly used in the following cases:

  1. Deeper wrinkles such as depressed scars
  2. To replace facial volume lost due to age
  3. Thin lips

A layer of collagen is usually formed around the treated area by which the injected gel will be surrounded. This can take up to about a month.

Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres

Regarded as a semi-permanent kind of filler, this filler is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles. It can also be used to enlarge thin lips and fill out scars. Whenever a more permanent solution to wrinkly skin is required, dermatologists seem to go for this type of dermal filler. Compared to collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy, this one stays with you for a longer period of time. However, one major downside of this treatment is that multiple injections might be required and it can take up to several months for the results to reveal themselves. Also, it may leave a visible mark on the skin if injected improperly.

Autologous fillers

You might be surprised to hear what the most common factor in this type of filler is: Fat! The surgeon would remove the needed fat from certain parts of your own body, thighs, buttocks, or stomach, and inject it into the area. The worrying part might be that the patient would have two procedures in this case. Furthermore, fat purification procedures could be costly and take more time than expected. Repeated injection might be required and the results are semi-permanent.

A quick summary of wrinkle fillers

Fillers vary in terms of chemical makeup. They also differ when it comes to longevity. Also, they are of diverse degrees of softness. Depending on the type of the filler, they are used in various parts of the body. It is the surgeon or dermatologist’s job to prescribe you the best and most effective filler. Some people use certain kinds of dermal fillers of their own accord; but this does not mean that it is recommended to apply them on your own. These off-the-shelf fillers are within the reach of individuals who wish for a more-enhanced appearance and receive such treatments at spas or the office of their dermatologist.

Dermal fillers in Iran

Iran is the place to have it! And that’s not just us being boastful! With numerous professional skin care centers, clinics and dermatology wards at well-equipped hospitals, Iran is the ideal place to have a dermal filler procedure done. Also, it is worthwhile to note that since Iranian community is quite fond of everything skin-care-related, such treatments and lots of similar ones are widely prevalent and practiced all over the country; thus making for the abundance of professional practitioners of such treatments, ranging from dermatology specialist to well-trained individuals in the field who practice privately but with a valid certificate or license.

Dermal fillers cost in Iran

In addition to these, the cost of having a dermal filler of any sort done in Iran is far lower than neighboring countries and various other countries the world over. If you have plans to get a dermal filler treatment, feel free to submit your inquiry into the details of the treatments in Iran by filling out the form below or simply contacting us via one of the messaging apps provided at the bottom of the page.