Fillers are one of the most-requested cosmetic treatments and offer numerous benefits, including plumping lips, correcting lines, restoring volume, rejuvenating hands, and eliminating under eye circles.
However, before making the decision to undergo an injectable treatment, patients should be well-aware of the process, results, cost, and post-care.
Here are eight things to know if you want to try fillers.
1. Most Fillers Are Made of Hyaluronic Acid
This molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which makes it an excellent plumping agent.
Injecting hyaluronic acid into soft tissue, provides instant volumizing and hydrating effects that are not possible with topical application.
2. Filler Results Are Long-Lasting
Depending on the type of filler used and injector technique, filler results can last 6-18 months.
Over time, the body naturally degrades and eliminates the product, which means that touch-ups are necessary to maintain treatment benefits.
3. When Done Well, Filler Should Be Undetectable
In the past, many patients feared that injectable treatments would make them look overfilled and overdone.
But, thanks to technological advancements and improved techniques, fillers can now provide subtle and natural-looking enhancement.
4. Injector Selection is Key
While individuals often stress over the type of filler, they should really be more concerned about who’s doing to filling.
Injector selection is the single-most important factor when it comes to achieving desired effects. Accordingly, seek a provider who has extensive experience and expertise and approaches injection as an art.
It’s also a good idea to ask for recommendations from friends and family and look at before and after photos to determine if you and the injector share the same aesthetic preference.
5. Today’s Fillers Are Very Versatile
The Restylane and Juvederm families of hyaluronic acid fillers are extremely versatile and specifically-engineered to address different concerns and parts of the face.
Thicker products, with larger hyaluronic acid particles, like Restylane Lyft are ideal for cheek augmentation and lifting.
Whereas thinner fillers, such as Restylane Silk, are well-suited for fine lines and delicate areas like the lips and under the eyes.
6. Effects Are Reversible
In the event that you aren’t happy with hyaluronic acid filler results or experience a complication, the product can be partially or fully dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
7. Be Wary of Filler Bargains
The national average price for a filler treatment is $650-$2000.
Therefore, extremely low-cost fillers or online bargains often mean that the products are counterfeit or diluted or the injector lacks skill, training, and experience.
8. Filler Results Require Ongoing Maintenance
Although fillers provide long-lasting results, they are temporary. As such, patients will need to undergo injections bi-annually to preserve effects.
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If you want to try fillers, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.