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How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

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Dermal Fillers - How They Work & What They Do

Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area around the injection site. Different fillers do this in different ways, but the ultimate result is that the skin around the injection site looks fuller giving your face a more youthful appearance. A basic over view of the skin and its function will help you to understand this better.

Our skin consists of 2 layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The uppermost layer, the epidermis, serves as a protective layer. It controls the loss of water from the cells and tissue and serves as a barrier to the external environment. Just below the epidermis is the dermis. The dermis contains the structural elements of the skin such as blood vessels, nerves and hair follicles. Protein forms a network of fibers that provide a framework for the growth of cells and blood vessels. Because it’s the primary component of the dermis, collagen acts as a support for the skin, giving the skin its strength and elasticity.

Over time, aging thins the upper layer of skin, the epidermis, decreasing its ability to serve as a barrier to retain water. Additionally, the body’s production of collagen slows and the existing collagen becomes less effective. Thinning epidermis and decreased collagen effectiveness lead to eye wrinkles and other signs of aging. All dermal filers act as antiaging products by reducing the effects of thinning epidermis and less-effective natural collagen.

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