Dermal Fillers 101

Dermal Fillers

Smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles can be a real hassle if you are only relying on creams. There are many different types of dermal fillers that can not only smooth away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but can also add volume and contour to certain parts of the face. It is a non-invasive treatment option that works on all skin tones and types! Here at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, we can help!

What Are Dermal Fillers? 

Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment option that can be used to enhance facial features and smooth away the visible signs of aging. There are various types that are used to treat different concerns in various areas. During your initial consultation, it’s important to talk about all your areas of concern, your goals, and your expectations so that our experts can ensure you get the best treatment possible.


How Do They Work? 

This type of treatment works by treating the underlying causes of aging beneath the skin. However, some work in different ways. Some are used to relax the muscles beneath the skin that contribute to wrinkles while others plump up and smooth out the skin. This is a safe and effective treatment option that requires no downtime or pain!

The Different Types

There are different types of fillers that cater to different areas and concerns.


This type of filler can be totally customized to get the look you want. It is comprised of hyaluronic acid that is able to bind water and other molecules present in the skin together to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and add volume. This type of injectable treatment is able to give you an overall youthful glow that’s natural and tailored to fit your goals.


This type of injectable filler is used to treat mild to severe wrinkles and folds can also enhance or lift the jaw area or the cheek area. This is a wonderful filler for those looking to add more youthful volume to their face. It is also a great treatment option for those seeking to smooth away deep folds around the nasal area.


This type of injectable treatment is great for treating lines and folds around the mouth area. It can smooth away even deeper wrinkles that can form in this region, leaving you looking much younger and refreshed.

Other Options

There are other options available when it comes to injectable filler treatments that can deal with forehead lines, crow’s feet and more! During your initial consultation, let our experts know about any area or areas that you want to have this treatment on so that they can determine which type of filler is going to give you the best results in that location.

Commonly Asked Questions

1. Do They Hurt?

No, unlike other treatments that might be able to give you similar results, this one is not surgical nor is it invasive. You do not have to worry about any pain when it comes to this type of treatment option. It is painless!

2. Are They Safe?

Yes. All the fillers used are completely safe and approved by the FDA.

3. Is There Downtime?

No. Again, this is not a surgical treatment or one that is invasive. It is a simple injectable treatment. As soon as you are finished with your treatment, you can go on about your day as you normally would. You do not have to worry about any downtime when it comes to this type of treatment.

4. Is This Type of Treatment Only for Women?

No. This treatment is for any person seeking to smooth away the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles or to add volume or contour to their appearance. Both men and women can enjoy the amazing benefits of this type of treatment.

5. How Do I Know if It’s Right for Me?

If you are a person who is seeking to smooth away fine lines or wrinkles without surgery, it is likely that this type of treatment is a great option for you. In addition to that, if you are seeking to add volume or contour to your appearance, it is also a great treatment option for you.

6. When Will I See My Results?

That is going to vary from person to person depending on the type of filler they receive. In some cases, you can see results instantly and with other types of fillers, you may need to wait for up to 48 hours or longer before you begin noticing your results. Our experts will be able to give you a better idea at when you will be able to see your results depending on the type of filler that is used.

7. What if I Have Really Deep Wrinkles?

Even if you do have more severe wrinkles, you can likely still benefit from this type of treatment as it treats the underlying causes of the wrinkles, plumping the skin from underneath. Even those with severe lines or wrinkles can still see amazing results.

8. Will They Damage My Skin or Dry My Skin Out?

No. You do not have to worry about this type of treatment damaging your skin or drying it out. Actually, many people who have fillers have noticed that their skin actually retains moisture longer after having this type of treatment.

9. How Long Does Treatment Take?

With each of these types of treatments, you aren’t going to have to sit through a long treatment session. With most of these injectable treatment options, you can be in and out of the office in about 30 minutes. This type of treatment is quick and effective. And, you do not have to worry about pain or fitting any downtime into your schedule.

Get the Look You Want Today

Dermal fillers can be used to give you a younger, more vibrant look. They can smooth away wrinkles, add contours, and restore volume. Fillers can make you look younger without the fear of going under the knife. If you are interested in trying out this amazing type of treatment, come see us today at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD!

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