Fillers are a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting special substances under the skin to reduce aging effects. It is a popular treatment, and about three million people in the United States use them yearly. Most people use fillers to smooth out wrinkles, but they can also smoothen chin creases, improve facial symmetry, plump thin lips and cheeks and diminish vertical lip lines. Fillers also smoothen lines around your nose and mouth, such as marionette and parentheses. There are many types of fillers, and the one your specialist Dr. Tiffany Su recommends depends on your skin type and treatment goal. The procedure is non-invasive, so no recovery time is needed.
Fillers are reversible
Your dermatologist can reverse fillers treatment. If you are not pleased with your filler results, your provider can adjust them. Your dermatologist can inject additional fillers or dissolve them depending on the type of filler used to produce the desired outcomes. If you use hyaluronic acid fillers, your provider can inject a particular enzyme to dissolve the product. Ensure your service provider is trained and skilled in filler treatment to avoid undesirable outcomes or complications.
The effects of fillers are immediate
In most cases, you will see filler results immediately after treatment. The outcomes become more prominent as fat or artificial products settle well in your skin. Filler results can last for months or years, depending on the filer used and how you take care of your skin. The effects of filers fade over time as they continue being absorbed in your body. Practicing a good skin routine and avoiding direct sunlight several days after the treatment can help maintain your results for longer. You may need several treatment sessions for effective and longer outcomes.
There are many types of fillers
Fillers are made from artificial substances or components occurring naturally in your body. Your dermatologist can do autologous fat grafting, which involves extracting fat from a part of your body and injecting it into your face. The artificial fillers commonly used include hyaluronic acid, poly-lactic acid, and polymethyl methacrylate. The filler your provider uses depends on your skin type and personal preference.
Fillers require no or minimal downtime
You do not require a recovery period after filler treatment. You can resume work or daily activities immediately after the treatment. You may experience bruising, redness, or swelling after treatment, requiring minimal downtime, but these effects fade within a few days. In most cases, your dermatologist will recommend you avoid vigorous activities for several days after treatment to give fat or artificial substances to settle well under your skin.
Filler treatment may involve side effects
Like other treatments, fillers can cause various side effects. Common side effects of fillers include bruising, redness, pain at the injection sites, and swelling. In most patients, the effects fade within two weeks. In rare cases, patients get raised bumps under the skin, but they are treatable through medications. Blurry vision or weakness in one side of the body is severe, but they rarely occur.
Fillers are a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting special substances under the skin to reduce aging effects. The treatment can eliminate wrinkles and facial lines and plump thin lips and cheeks. Schedule an appointment at Skin Shop MedSpa for filler treatment to restore your sagging cheeks.