Dermal filler treatment involves injecting a specially developed liquid solution under the skin. Dermal fillers can help reduce facial wrinkles and restore the fullness and volume of the face.
As we age, our faces lose their subcutaneous fat naturally. The facial muscles are then working closer to the thin skin surface, making the smile lines and crow’s feet more visible.
If you’re about to buy dermal fillers for a revitalized appearance, here are essential things you should know about them to help you make a more informed decision.
- One injection can make skin look plumper and smoother for several months or even longer.
One of the good reasons people like dermal fillers, especially those made from hyaluronic acid, is that they can add volume and decrease wrinkles with just a single visit to the doctor. The results can typically last up to six months, depending on the location of the injection. Research has proven that HA injections may stimulate collagen production and a fresher-looking skin.
- A good filler is invisible.
The surefire signs of a filler are duck lips and trout pout. But when the injection is done perfectly, the filler should look natural. The changes should be made so subtly that nobody can notice. A professional practitioner can help do your fillers perfectly so no one can see the fillers.
- It matters who does your filler.
Injection is an art, so you want to find the best artist. That’s why it is good for you to do extensive research. Each practitioner uses a particular set of techniques, philosophies, and levels of expertise.
You should communicate with your physician about realistic results and your expectations.
You can also inquire about the physician’s training and certification. And they should also be licensed and trained.
- Fillers can be used both to treat and prevent existing lines.
Even though there is no reason to go for fillers before you notice your first wrinkle, people are starting treatments earlier. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in 2016, most member facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under the age of 30. Dermatologists say that starting dermal fillers relatively earlier has many benefits.
- Different fillers do different things.
While most fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, the different particle sizes will deliver different results. For example, Restylane Lyft has larger particles, which can “rebuild” thinned cheekbones, while a smaller particle size, like Restylane Silk, is ideal for addressing fine lines and plumping lips.
A good dermatologist should be able to explain the ideal treatment plan for you, but you should keep in mind that the best results may require more than one weight of filler.
- A bad filler can happen, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
If you are unhappy with how your filler looks, you don’t have to worry because it can be adjusted. A dermatologist can inject an additional filler for balance, or better yet, they can dissolve it altogether. The good thing with hyaluronic acid fillers is that an enzyme can be injected into the area to dissolve the product.