Have you noticed more fine lines and wrinkles popping up recently or becoming more pronounced? If you wish to minimize these common signs of aging and restore a smooth and youthful appearance, dermal fillers might be right for you.
What Are Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a simple cosmetic treatment that consists of injecting a filler solution just below your skin. Dermal fillers are administered using a series of small injections and a very thin, sterilized needle and syringe.
Dermal fillers work by filling in the empty space between your skin and the underlying connective tissue that has formed as a result of depleted collagen levels. This empty space below the skin can encourage the formation of wrinkles and give the appearance of hollowed-out features or sagging skin.
Dermal fillers occupy this space and attract moisture to help smooth out wrinkles and restore volume to specific areas of the face.
7 Important Facts About Dermal Fillers
Every year, more than 3 million people in the United States decide to get dermal fillers. Yet, there is still a lot of misinformation about dermal fillers in circulation. But we’re here to set the record straight on a few things. Keep reading to learn seven important facts you should know before getting dermal fillers.
1. Fillers Are Not the Same Thing as Botox
We hear people using the terms “Botox” and “fillers” interchangeably all the time, but they are actually two very different things.
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator. While dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles by simply filling in the empty space causing them, neuromodulators actually interfere with your brain’s communication pathways to prevent specific muscles from contracting and forming wrinkles.
Additionally, neuromodulators like Botox use Botulinum Toxin A as their main ingredient, whereas most dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that is produced naturally in your body and has been studied extensively to ensure safety.
2. Dermal Fillers Undergo Extensive Testing
At Live Medspa in Doral, FL, your safety is always our number one priority. That’s why we only use fillers that have been FDA-approved and have a robust safety profile. Dermal fillers must go through several rounds of testing and have sufficient evidence supporting their claims before they are FDA-approved.
3. Fillers Don’t Require a Lifelong Commitment
Many people worry that if they don’t like the way dermal fillers look, they’ll be stuck with them forever, but this isn’t true. Dermal fillers do provide long-lasting results, but they are not permanent. The effects of fillers tend to wear off in 2 to 12 months, depending on which filler you receive.
It’s also worth noting that hyaluronic acid-based fillers can oftentimes be dissolved by injecting an enzyme into the treated areas.
4. Different Fillers Serve Different Purposes
Dermal fillers are a versatile and convenient treatment for addressing several common signs of aging head-on, but not all fillers are identical. Some of the most popular hyaluronic dermal fillers are:
But each filler has unique benefits that set them apart and make them better for treating specific areas or cosmetic concerns. For example, fillers with lower molecular weights are better for treating large areas since they are able to spread out faster.
Additionally, some dermal fillers use a different active ingredient altogether, such as Radiesse, which uses calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres to stimulate your body’s collagen production.
Dermal fillers also vary in their consistency, which can be anywhere from a thin liquid to a more viscous gel.
5. Fillers Can Provide Natural-Looking Results
Dermal fillers do not create drastic changes to your face. Instead, they add subtle, natural-looking plumpness and volume to the treated areas to create improved shapes and contours without changing what makes you unique.
With over 55 years of combined industry experience, we have the technical skills and practical knowledge that this treatment necessitates. So whether you want to subtly plump up your lips or restore volume to hollowed-out cheekbones, we can help you achieve natural-looking results every time.
6. Fillers Are Suitable for Adults of All Ages
Many people in their 20s and 30s wish to minimize early signs of aging but worry they are too young to receive fillers for wrinkles.
The truth is that dermal fillers can be used at the first signs of aging to stop wrinkle formation in its tracks. That’s why many young people choose to use this treatment to maximize the amount of time they have with smooth and youthful skin.
7. Not All Dermal Fillers Can Be Used Anywhere
Different dermal fillers have different practical applications and cannot just be administered wherever you want. There are specific dermal fillers for faces and others that can be used on various body parts, including your hands, to address wrinkles and loose skin elsewhere on your body.
Which Injectable Treatment Is Best for Me?
If you’re curious about dermal fillers but don’t know which one is best for you, we can help you out.
During a consultation at Live Medspa, we get to know you better by talking about your medical history, cosmetic concerns, and what results you want to achieve. All of this allows us to make the best recommendations regarding the dermal fillers that are right for you and develop a customized treatment plan.
Whether you want to address:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Crow’s feet
- Enhance your cheeks
- Acne scarring
We can help you find the right injectable treatment for you. If you’re ready to get started, reach out to us today to schedule your dermal filler consultation.