What You Need to Know About Facial Fillers

What You Need to Know About Facial Fillers

Doing anything for the first time in your life can be a little bit nerve-wracking — and this can be especially true when it comes to having facial fillers injected into your skin to combat the signs of aging. But there’s no need to worry! The more educated you are on fillers, the less nervous you’ll be.interestin

When it comes to getting facial fillers, there are a few things you should know before coming in for your treatment.

You Have Several Treatment Options

While all filler treatments accomplish the same thing — filling lines and wrinkles in the face and increasing facial volume — different treatments can benefit different patients. You should discuss your specific needs with your medical professional to see which treatment is best for you.

Some facial filler options include:

JuvedermⓇ

JuvedermⓇ is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that works to gives you a more youthful appearance by:

  • Diminishing facial wrinkles, laugh lines, and smile lines.

  • Adding volume back to sagging skin.

  • Reducing forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.

  • Giving you fuller, more shapely lips.

RestylaneⓇ

Also a hyaluronic acid gel, RestylaneⓇ works to diminish facial wrinkles — fine, moderate, and severe alike. There are several types of treatments in the RestylaneⓇ line, each better suited to reduce wrinkles in different areas of the face.

RadiesseⓇ

Different than hyaluronic acid fillers, RadiesseⓇ is made of microspheres that are suspended in a watery gel. This treatment immediately provides volume to the injection sights and then continues to improve your facial volume by working to stimulate the natural collagen production process in your body.

Fillers Differ from BOTOXⓇ

The only similarity between facial fillers and BOTOXⓇ is that both treatments are injected with a syringe. While facial fillers work to (as the name implies) fill space in your face, BOTOXⓇ relaxes the muscles in your face to give you a more youthful appearance and is typically used to treat deeper creases and wrinkles.

Fillers Aren’t Permanent

Unlike invasive surgery, fillers aren’t forever. If you decide later on that you wouldn’t like as plump of lips or cheeks, you aren’t stuck with them after you receive filler treatments. One of the great things about hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can easily be removed with another injection that dissolves the treatment.

This is especially appealing to patients who are just trying out fillers or aren’t sure how much volume they would like to add back into their face.

Some Results Last Longer than Others

Depending on the treatment you decide on, your results may last for different periods of time. For instance, a single JuvedermⓇ treatment typically lasts for up to one year, while RadiesseⓇ patients typically see results last for a year or even longer.

While many facial filler results last for a while, we find that some patients like coming in every few months to maintain their skin’s smoothness and their fuller lips.

You Pay For What You Get

When it comes to facial fillers, if a price seems to good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of offices that offer inexpensive treatments, as they may really be offering counterfeit or diluted fillers — not safe! A good practitioner will be able to show you the safety seal on your filler box if you ask.

If you want safe, proper filler treatments, you should be prepared to pay a bit more than a couple hundred dollars.

Fillers Can Be Used as Preventative Treatments

It’s true that fillers are generally used to treat and reduce existing wrinkles, but they are also good at preventing wrinkles from developing in the first place. Depending on your skin and facial volume, receiving facial fillers in your 20s and 30s can help prevent future wrinkles from developing.

Plus, you will likely only need small amounts of the filler to prevent wrinkles as opposed to more filler needed to reduce existing ones.

 

Find Your Perfect Filler with Laser Gentle

At Laser Gentle Medical Spa, we work with you to determine the best type of filler treatment for your individual needs. Our professionals in Burlington and Natick are highly trained to provide you with beautiful results that achieve the youthful look you desire.

If you would like to begin feeling more confident in your skin, be sure to give us a call today at 781.334.8893 to set up your initial consultation!


*Results from non-surgical procedures will vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.
* Procedure results may vary. Laser Gentle Medical Spa does not guarantee lasting results for any of our procedures, including fat loss or fat reduction.
*The information on this website is for general information purposes only.

 
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