In recent years, the use of beauty fillers for “anti-aging” has grown rapidly in popularity. Although some individuals prefer to go all in and use surgical invasive procedures to enhance their natural features or reverse the signs of aging, some feel that they are not in need of a drastic change or are hesitant about the severity of the surgical procedure. This has led many to take advantage of the new found appreciation for beauty fillers in order to “fix” whatever issues they may have.
The only downfall to this is that certain fillers have become household names, like Botox for example. Some run to their nearest doctor and say they want fillers however, they do not understand that one type of filler cannot be used in every area or to treat every problem. When deciding that the use of beauty fillers is a realm that someone wants to explore, research is key. Here, we have broken down some basic facts about cosmetic facial dermal fillers to help others gain a better understanding of what they are and what they treat.
When some people hear the word “fillers”, they automatically assume Botox. In 1989, Botox had been introduced to the world and since then, it has grown in popularity. However, Botox is not a substance that can help reverse all signs of aging or fill all lines and wrinkles. There are different types of fillers that are used for different portions of the body and have different outcomes. It is all based on the individual and their needs. There are two main types of fillers that you should know about: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Collagen Producing Biostimulators. HA filler is a synthetic form of the natural sugar molecule that the body loses over time and produce immediate results after treatment. This type of filler is typically used to replace lost volume, smooth over fine lines and wrinkles, and and can tighten the jawline. This type of filler can last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. Biostimulators is used to help boost volume and aids in the production of collagen. This is ideal for areas that have began to appear sunken in or hollow like the cheeks and temples. These results are not immediate. Educating yourself, not only on the different types but also the different brands of fillers can help you further determine which will work best for you and give you the results that you desire. Your specialist will help you in this process as they are there to help advise you in the best way that they can. This way, your results are catered to your needs.
Believe it or not, it takes a lot of work to make you look “overdone”. Typically, the amount of filler that a person may need is measured by the syringe. Usually, the number of syringes depends on the amount of work you need done in conjunction to your age. If you’re younger and in your 20’s you may only need 12, however, if you are in your 30’s or 40’s, you may need between 3 to 4. To come out looking overdone, you would need to use an overabundance of fillers in a short amount of time. This fear and idea alone tends to sway people away from fillers in fear that they will look fake and overdone. This is why we stress the importance of education before undergoing any procedure.
Depending on the type of filler you choose, your results, if they are undesirable, may or may not be reversed. One of the most attractive things about fillers, other than the magic they perform, is the fact that some of these results are temporary which works perfect for individuals that are considering getting work done but want to do somewhat of a “trial period” before making the commitment. If an individual chooses to use Hyaluronic Acid fillers and is not pleased with the end result, the changed can be reversed using an enzyme known as Hyaluronidase. In the case of Biostimulants, the filler can not be reversed and the only options after treatment would be to wait until the product wears off or to use other fillers in conjunction with the current to help create a more desirable appearance.
One of the most important factors to take into consideration when considering fillers is to ensure that you are going to be placed in the right hands. Going to a well-educated specialist who can assess your issues and help you choose the right product for your desired outcome will help further ensure that you are going to be delivered the results you are expecting. Improper use of fillers or placement can result in undesirable outcomes, skin infection, bumps, puffiness and lack of symmetry. A well educated specialist will also ensure that you do not come out looking over-worked and will put your concerns to rest.
Taking these facts into consideration can make all the difference in your end result. Educating yourself on the proper use of certain fillers and making sure that you are placing yourself in proper hands is extremely important to your health, self confidence and overall well being. For more information on facial fillers and injectables, contact JustMelt today at (646) 736-2101.