Dermal Fillers are a naturally occurring substance that binds to water called hyaluronic acid (HA). Professionals inject this gel-like liquid to take up the extra space that has been created from your body’s loss of collagen. Dermal fillers are excellent at removing wrinkles and can even do much more than merely smooth out the lines even when they are casually known as ‘wrinkle fillers.’ They can address some common issues, including:
- Enhance symmetry among facial features
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Enhance and plump the lips
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Restore and enhance volume to sunken temples or cheeks
- Smooth out lines around mouth and nose (aka parentheses, smile lines, and marionette lines)
THE TYPE AND AMOUNT OF FILLER YOU NEED
You may find it quite hard to know which option is best for you without the guidance of an experienced cosmetic surgeon with so many dermal filler products on the market. Individual product has been formulated to have a specific injection depth, density, and texture. Thus, certain areas of concern will receive better treatment from certain fillers.
You can determine this by considering several things when it comes to the amount of dermal filler you need. Do you want a major, moderate, or slight change? What amount of enhancement are you looking for?
Another concern is age. Every year, we start losing about 1cc of volume in the facial area starting in our mid-30s. As a result of this, most patients need 1 syringe of filler per decade of life. Therefore, you would need about 4 syringes for a full correction at 40 years old. Other considerations that can affect how much filler you might need are lifestyle choices like sun exposure and smoking.
YOUR EXPECTATION DURING TREATMENT
You can typically complete dermal filler injections during an office visit, and they are non-surgical. The first phase of the treatment involves a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns when you will meet with your cosmetic surgeon.
Your provider will evaluate your area of concern and also review your medical history during your consultation. It’s helpful to fully disclose your medical history before the treatment because you can jeopardize your results or safety through certain medications, skin, and neurological conditions, as well as specific allergies even though the risks associated with dermal fillers, are minimal.
Your provider will clean the area before the actual treatment. Then, your provider will give you a topical anesthetic to numb the part before the injection. Some filler products contain a sedative to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Then, your provider will inject a precise amount of filler beneath the skin.
CHOOSING A PROVIDER FOR FILLER TREATMENTS
Give your decision a similar level of scrutiny and care that you would pay for a surgical procedure when choosing a provider for injectable treatments. At SkinFX Medical Spa, we will smooth and sculpt various parts of the face using a wide range of injectable fillers. You will get the best treatment preference for you while discussing your specific treatment goals and needs.