20 Aug

Your Guide to Dermal Fillers

botox3Age causes many changes to the body, and some of them are not exactly desirable. Fillers, also known as injectables, have become incredibly popular tools to battle signs of aging in a subtle, safe, and effective way. Today’s technology allows fillers to tackle wrinkles, folds, and lost volume so effortlessly that you’ll practically be able to watch the years fall away from your skin.

If you’re just delving into the world of skin enhancement now, here are the three most important things you should know about fillers.

Choices, Choices, Choices

Many different filler and injectable families are on the market, catering to every type of patient and skin problem imaginable. Xeomin, Botox, and Dysport, for example, are all variations of botulinum toxin type A, which reduces specific muscle activity in order to relax the muscle contractions that cause frown lines to form. Other fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane utilize the power of hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume into the cheeks and smooth away deep folds and wrinkles in the skin. All of the injectables on the market provide incredible results, but your doctor can help you determine which variation will work best with your skin and desired outcomes.

Fillers Enhance the Face and More

Fillers grew so popular because they could eliminate wrinkles from the face and replenish cheek volume lost to age, but now filler families have grown to enhance other body areas as well. Some injectables are now FDA-approved for use in the hands and lips. Hyaluronic acid injectables are used in the hands to reduce the appearance of veins caused by thinning skin. When it comes to the lips, there are a few different options, each of which will add a subtle plumpness to fill out the lips.

Each Product Lasts a Different Amount of Time

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin typically last between four to six months before another injection is needed to maintain results. Certain volumizing fillers with HA last much longer, with clinical trials proving results last even at the two year mark. If you continue receiving injections with the same product time after time, you won’t need nearly as much to achieve your desired results since your body will generate a cumulative effect.

Once you find an injectable professional you can trust, there are no stopping you from looking ten years younger!

Dr. Obrochta