Dermal Fillers: The Fountain of Youth

by | May 18, 2016

As people age, it seems like the number of face products they feel the need to use drastically increases — from wanting to tighten the skin to, needing to reverse sun damage, to looking to replenish hydration. While multivitamin and mineral supplements have been around since the 1940s, the number of products on the market today seems endless. Fortunately, there is one thing that can give patients a youthful look to their skin: dermal fillers. Let’s explore a few important things to know and consider if you’re thinking about getting dermal fillers.

Understanding the Process

With dermal fillers, you can look years younger with a subtle but noticeable effect to soften deep creases and harsh lines on the neck and face. Fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the skin — this makes it a great choice for someone looking to avoid facial plastic surgery. Dermal fillers work by targeting the remaining collagen and elastin in the skin and stimulating it. This process results in tighter, younger-looking skin. There are also a few different types of fillers that can have varying results. Restylane® is very good for use around the outside of your lips to help enlarge them a bit and give them a bit of a “plump”. Restylane® is also used around the “nasolabial folds” (deep creases on the sides of your nose to the outside corners of your mouth) and the “marionette lines” (edges of the lips down to the chin area). The purpose of Restylane® is to create volume and naturally goes away over time. Some other types to consider are, Juvéderm, Sculptra and more!

Who Qualifies for Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are great for a variety of skin conditions and are both safe and effective. You may qualify for dermal fillers if you’re looking to:
  • Soften lines on your face
  • Get rid of acne scars
  • Plump your lips
  • Add lost volume to cheeks, under the eyes, and temples.
  • Tighten the overall skin
Fillers can be used not only the face, but even the neck, earlobes, and hands. However, it is important to have a consultation at a med spa before deciding to get dermal fillers. There are some skin conditions that may prevent fillers from working as they should and everybody’s skin is different. If this is something you’re seriously considering, make sure to find a qualified medical spa to learn more about whether or not fillers are right for you.

What to Consider for Dermal Fillers

Just like any other procedure, it’s important to do your research before making any final decisions. When it comes to choosing who is going to do your fillers, it’s crucial to choose someone who is qualified and experienced. You should talk to other people who you know have had fillers so you can learn more about their experience. Since fillers are injected into the skin, you want to make sure you’re choosing a clean and professional environment for your treatment. Additionally, you need to decide which type of filler is right for your needs. Knowing what kind of results you’re looking for will help you choose which filler you should get. It’s important to understand that dermal fillers do not produce permanent results. How long the results will last depends on the type of filler, the area that is treated, and even your natural skin. Generally speaking, the results can last from six to eighteen months. Lastly, you should make sure you’re fully aware of what the procedure involves and the risks it poses before making an appointment. You should take the time to sit down with a professional and make sure they walk you through the process, aftercare instructions, possible risks, side effects, and any other information you need to know. Asking questions and taking your time with research will allow you to make an informed decision. If you’re interested in making a consultation appointment for dermal fillers, call Eleven Wellness today!
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