It happens to all of us at some point, we look in the mirror and notice an aging reflection. We may have even contemplated Botox or dermal fillers to help fight some of the more obvious signs, but we don’t want to look like the woman or man with abnormally plump features, with lips that look like a rubber duck, or a face that looks like a bloated fish. So how do we “age gracefully” with just the right amount of help from a medical professional?
When considering any facial filler or injectable you need to make sure to find an experienced physician who has been properly trained in the art of facial fillers and don’t be afraid to ask to see before and after pictures of patients they’ve treated. After all this is your face they are working on, make sure you like their work.
Whether your contemplating your first treatment or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s always best to consider taking a conservative route when it comes to dermal fillers. It is not uncommon for a physician to perform treatments several weeks apart, giving the patient time to get used to their newly improved appearance before adding additional filler, which can result in the “pillow face” or “duck lip” look.
Dermal fillers work by counteracting the aging process and adding fullness to your cheeks, smile lines, marionette lines and jowls giving you a more youthful appearance in ways that using skincare products alone cannot.
There are a variety of FDA approved dermal fillers to help you achieve your individual goals. Commonly used HA (Hyaluronic Acid) dermal fillers include the Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero Family of Products. These fillers are perfect for those looking for a subtle enhancement for fine lines, wrinkles or offering a subtle enhancement to your lips. HA dermal fillers help keep your skin plum & hydrated and offer a temporary natural looking results which can last 6-12 months before your body naturally breakdown and absorbs the HA filler.
An equally common dermal filler, Radiesse is a CaHA (Calcium Hydroxylapatite). This is a naturally occurring substance primarily found in our bones. When used as a filler, the particles very tiny and suspended in a smooth gel. This filler is thicker then the HA dermal fillers and result in a longer lasting result, on average around 12 months. This dermal filler also helps to stimulate collagen production but is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles.
If you feel you are ready to take the next step and are interested in a consultation to learn which dermal filler is right for you contact us today for your consultation to look naturally you, only better.