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Injectable Facial Fillers: Everything You Need to Know
As you grow older, you develop visible signs of aging on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, sagging, and sun damage. Injectable facial fillers or dermal fillers can eliminate wrinkles, fill depressed scars, and enhance the lips and cheeks by replacing lost volume. Dermal fillers are among the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. More than 2.5 million people get facial filler treatments each year to rejuvenate their skin and look instantly younger, refreshed, and more energetic. Keep reading to learn more about dermal fillers, including the different types, what the treatment involves, and more.
What are injectable facial fillers?
Dermal fillers or facial fillers are smooth, gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin’s surface. They are used to smoothen fine lines, add volume, and refine the facial contour in areas with fat and collagen loss. Fillers can be used to address problems such as wrinkles and creases, thinned lips, and sunken cheeks. At Rejuva Medical, we use dermal fillers in specific areas of the face to help you look immediately younger and refreshed. The treatment is a minimally-invasive office procedure with no downtime.
What are the best dermal fillers?
Each type of facial filler has different properties such as density, texture, and particle size. Also, every filler is designed to address specific aging concerns.
At Rejuva Medical, we use hyaluronic acid fillers from the Juvederm family to lift, smooth, and plump aging skin. Hyaluronic acid has several benefits, including hydrating the skin and making it look plumper and younger. Juvederm is a leader in dermal fillers with a r.
Juvederm Voluma can be injected deep into the cheek area to correct volume loss that occurs with age. It can also be used to augment the chin region, improve the facial profile, and give the face more definition.
Not only does Juvederm Voluma add volume, it also helps to lift sagging tissues in the mid-face. The filler can also be used to correct problems such as deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Because Juvederm Voluma contains hyaluronic acid which pulls moisture to the area, the filler treatment gives the skin a plumper, more hydrated, softer appearance. Juvederm Voluma works behind the scenes by encouraging formation of new collagen in the skin.
How long do facial fillers last? Are the results permanent?
Injectable dermal fillers give you temporary but long-lasting results. Hyaluronic acid fillers typically last 6-12 months. Some semi-permanent facial fillers can last longer, up to 2 years. The results from dermal fillers are not permanent because the body slowly absorbs these biodegradable products. You can make your fillers last longer by following post-treatment instructions and keeping your followup appointments for touch-ups.
Do dermal fillers ruin your face?
Facial fillers are non-toxic, biodegradable substances that can safely and effectively treat many of the common signs of aging. It is important to get filler treatment from a qualified and trained professional, however, because it involves needlesticks in the face. An in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy is required to inject the fillers safely and get the desired results.
What are the side effects of wrinkle fillers?
There can be some minor bruising, swelling, and itching at the injection sites. This is usually temporary and resolves quickly. Rarely, there can be discoloration of the skin or the formation of lumps or bumps. To reduce your risk of side effects, always choose a certified aesthetic provider, such as Rejuva Medical, where you can be sure that the injector is trained and only FDA-approved fillers are used under sterile conditions.
Can fillers be removed if I don’t like the results?
For the most part, patients are pleased with the results of their filler treatment. However, if you’re not satisfied for some reason, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero can be partially or completely removed with hyaluronidase enzyme which breaks down hyaluronic acid. So, yes, it is possible to “undo” or reverse dermal fillers.
5 Things to Know About Facial Fillers
Dermal fillers don’t hurt
Many patients are nervous about having needles inserted into the face. However, filler products from the Juvederm line contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic or numbing medicine. As a result, most people report little to no discomfort with filler injections.
It’s a quick procedure with no downtime
Facial fillers are sometimes called a lunchtime facelift because the treatment is fast and you can return to regular activities immediately after your appointment. It usually takes 30-45 minutes to get the injections (depending on how many areas you’re having treated). There is no recovery time and you can go back to work and your normal routine after leaving our offices.
The skill of the injector is key
Sunken cheeks can make you look old and tired. Restoring fullness in the cheeks with a dermal filler can help you look instantly younger. However, using too much filler can lead to unnatural, overly puffy cheeks, commonly called a pillow face or chipmunk cheeks. At Rejuva Medical, we take a conservative approach for natural looking results. We make sure not to over-inject fillers to avoid unattractive results.
Fillers are great for lips
Dermal fillers can be used in various areas of the face to address different signs of aging. These treatments are particularly effective at adding volume and plumping up thinned lips. Besides making the lips look fuller, fillers can smoothen vertical lines (smile lines, smoker’s lines) around the mouth to rejuvenate the lower face.
The results are immediate and long-lasting
You will see the results of your hyaluronic acid facial filler treatment immediately. This means you can take years off your face with a quick, minimally-invasive office treatment that requires no recovery time.
Are facial fillers right for me?
Tired of looking old? Tried the best anti-aging creams without any real results? You might want to give dermal fillers a try. If you are thinking about getting facial fillers but are not sure, we offer a free skin evaluation at Rejuva Medical to determine if injectable fillers are right for you. Our evaluation includes a free Visia Skin Analysis ($150 value) and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments.
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Dr. John Shieh, medical director of RejuvaYou Medical, has been featured on EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Forbes, CNN TLC, MTV, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Life & Style, People, and more. Dr. Shieh is a leading aesthetic physician in the US and one of the first to be certified on several advanced cosmetic technologies.