As we age, it is only natural that our skin starts losing fullness and starts developing fine lines and wrinkles. While there isn’t much that we can do about time passing, there are options for restoring the volume and correcting some of those pesky lines near your nose and mouth. Injectable fillers work to temporarily add plumpness and fullness to give you back your youthful appearance.
What Can Fillers Correct?
It’s important to understand that while fillers can address some concerns, they aren’t intended to be a drastic change to your current appearance. Instead, consider fillers to be a small pick-me-up that gives you that envious youthful glow. Some key areas that can be addressed include:
Remedy volume loss near the cheeks
Smooth the appearance of laugh lines
Plump up lips
How Does it Work?
The process for receiving injectable fillers is fast, simple, and convenient. While fillers vary a little based on the exact type that you choose, all fillers contain one key ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin. It works to naturally give your skin and other key features the slight boost they need so you can look and feel your best once again.
Potential Side Effects
While fillers are deemed to be a safe treatment option, they aren’t without potential side effects. Common side effects of fillers include:
Risk of infection
While there is no way to determine what your reaction will be or how long side effects may last, there are a few factors that may influence the outcome. Your medical history, the type of filler used, as well as the injection site, can all play a role in how you may respond to treatment.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The first step is to see a trained professional for an initial consultation. At that point, it’ll be determined if you are a good candidate for fillers. Your provider may discuss your concerns and potential outcomes you could expect following treatment.
Next, the injections are put into the decided locations. The number of injections will vary based on the needs of the patient. However, most people should expect the procedure to take about 15 minutes from start to finish. Most providers will recommend stopping blood thinners and fish oil two weeks prior to the treatment. However, you should wait until you are asked to stop medications before doing so.
The recovery time varies from person to person. You’ll be given ice packs to help reduce pain and swelling. You may also be asked to avoid strenuous activity and keep your face elevated for a day or two to help relieve swelling. You may be able to hide any bruising with makeup, but please wait until your doctor tells you that you are in the clear to do so.
How Long Do Results Last?
Many patients see results right after their treatment; however, the final treatment results may take up to two weeks to develop. The results may last anywhere from six months to two years. Results will vary from patient to patient.
Fillers can certainly help reduce the signs of natural aging and give your confidence that small little boost that it needs. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, please contact our office right away to learn if you are a good candidate for injectable fillers. At Miami Aesthetic in Miami, FL, we are committed to making sure each patient has a clear understanding of their procedure and what to expect from start to finish. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!