What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables designed to restore volume beneath the skin’s surface to correct the signs of aging and enhance the appearance by creating contours and definition. At our office, we offer hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body produces to keep the skin youthful and smooth, but your body produces less every year as you age.
RESTORING VOLUME BENEATH THE SKIN
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers contain a synthetic form of this natural substance to create natural-looking results. Your skin begins to show the effects of a decrease in hyaluronic acid production, and you start to notice volume loss and hollow areas in different areas of your face. Fillers can correct volume loss by restoring volume beneath the skin’s surface to plump, lift, redefine, and enhance.
They can also correct imperfections on the face. The right filler can be administered to strategic areas of the face to enhance the features, correct symmetry issues and other facial imperfections, and help you achieve better facial proportions and the most aesthetically pleasing appearance.
We are proud to offer two of the most highly esteemed brands of fillers on the beauty market: Juvederm and Restylane. These filler collections contain different formulations that can target different areas of the face, and they both are made of a hyaluronic acid-based gel formulation.
Juvederm is a versatile collection of fillers that includes different formulations that can treat virtually every area of the middle and lower half of the face. There is a filler that can augment the lips and smooth perioral lines, which are those vertical lip lines that form around the mouth. There are also fillers that can augment the chin, lift and define the cheeks, smooth facial folds and wrinkles, and restore volume to different areas that have become hollow with age.
Restylane is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that uses XpresHAn Technology to create natural-looking results. There are several different formulations in this collection that can treat facial wrinkles and folds, augment the lips, smooth smile lines around the mouth, restore volume and definition to the cheeks, and even treat the backs of the hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Patients love dermal fillers because they deliver immediate results. As soon as your appointment is over, you will notice an immediate improvement in your treatment area. Your results will continue to develop and improve within a week of your initial treatment. Your initial results will improve your appearance, but your final results will be even better.
IS THE TREATMENT PROCESS PAINFUL?
Many of the dermal fillers in these collections contain lidocaine, which is a numbing agent. This numbing medication helps patients maintain comfort during and after the injection process. You can rest assured that our expert injectors will take every measure to keep you comfortable during treatment so that you barely feel a thing.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Each patient will undergo an initial consultation before beginning the injection process. We will evaluate your problem areas in person during this consultation and then confirm that dermal fillers are right for you. Once we confirm that you are eligible for this treatment, we will customize an individualized treatment plan to your needs.
Most patients only need one injection appointment to achieve results; others come back for a touchup treatment to add filler as needed. Once we learn more about your needs, we will provide you with a better idea of what your unique treatment plan will look like.
CAN I TREAT MORE THAN ONE AREA OF THE FACE?
You can treat one or more areas of the face during your injection appointment. You can even treat your face and your hands in the same session. We know that your time is valuable, so we will make every effort to target each of your areas of concern during the same session. When we create your treatment plan, we will include each area you want to treat so that you can receive the most comprehensive care in the shortest amount of time.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Not only do fillers deliver immediate results, but they also deliver long-lasting results. Juvederm Voluma, for example, is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the beauty market, and once injected with this filler, your results may last up to two years. Other dermal fillers from the Juvederm and Restylane collection will deliver results that last anywhere from six to 18 months or longer.
Results vary based on the area into which the fillers are injected and the rate at which your body metabolizes the ingredients. When you notice that your results are beginning to fade, all you have to do is contact our office and schedule a follow-up treatment so that we can help you maintain your desired appearance.
WHO ARE THEY RIGHT FOR?
Our patients who want to add fillers to their beauty routine come from all different walks of life. Some want to treat mild wrinkles; others want to use fillers to restore volume to multiple areas of their face or correct facial imperfections. Whatever the case, if you are a healthy adult and are not allergic to the ingredients in either of these fillers and aren’t pregnant or nursing, you will make a good treatment candidate.
Redefine Your Face With Filler
Fillers are changing the way that men and women view the aging process. Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean that you have to endure the aging process or live with facial imperfections. Dermal fillers provide an effective, safe, and long-lasting solution to combat aging and enhance your appearance. Contact us today at Thrive Hormonal Health & Wellness in Austin, TX, to schedule your first consultation to see which of these fillers is right for you.