Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?
Over time, it’s common for skin to begin to lose its elasticity. Those in their 30s and 40s may begin to see the signs of aging, including lines on the face and slight sagging. You may notice a loss of volume or fullness in some areas, such as in the cheeks or around the mouth.
For those who want to restore a more youthful appearance without resorting to surgical procedures, dermal fillers are a good option to consider.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can be used to increase volume, smooth fine lines, and soften creases on the face. While most people associate dermal fillers as a treatment for wrinkles, they can be used for various other issues. Some of the more common uses for dermal fillers include:
- Filling in lines around the nose and mouth
- Restoring or enhancing volume to areas of the cheeks
- Reducing vertical lip lines
- Enhancing the size of the lips
The knowledgeable staff at Novo Med Spa will work with you to design a treatment plan using dermal fillers. Our team is skilled in administering dermal fillers to combat the effects of aging.
What Types of Dermal Fillers Are Available?
There are a number of dermal fillers available today. Some of the most common include Juvéderm and Restylane, which we offer at our clinic. These dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid.
This substance is completely natural and is part of your skin’s makeup. It helps to keep the skin plump and fully hydrated.
The Juvéderm line of fillers is commonly recommended to plump and smooth certain areas of the face. The results of Juvéderm treatment may include:
- Plumping the hollow areas directly underneath the eyes
- Smoothing marionette lines that form around the lips
- Enhancing the size of the lips
- Reducing folds that occur between the nose and lips
- Filling out chin wrinkles
- Hiding acne scars, such as pitting of the skin
Juvéderm has been approved for use by the FDA since 2006 and is regarded around the world as a premier treatment for restoring volume and plumpness to the face.
Restylane was the first hyaluronic filler to be approved by the FDA. This line of fillers is a leading treatment for reducing wrinkles and plumping areas of the face. Some of the benefits of Restylane include:
- Softening the nasolabial folds that appear between the nose and lips
- Reducing chin wrinkles
- Smoothing vertical lip lines
- Plumping marionette lines
- Providing volume to tear troughs under the eyes
- Enhancing and lifting cheeks
We offer Restylane fillers to clients who are seeking to restore volume and a more youthful look to their faces.
What Should I Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment?
Before a dermal filler treatment, you will go through an initial consultation process. A member of our skilled team will examine your face and discuss the areas that you would like to be treated.
After the consultation, we will tell you what fillers will be best for you to obtain the results that you desire. We’ll also answer any questions that you have to ensure that you are 100% comfortable with the process.
During the Treatment
Once you have decided to receive dermal fillers, you’ll schedule an appointment with our team. When you arrive, we’ll take you to our comfortable treatment area where you can relax. Before injecting the fillers, we’ll thoroughly cleanse your face of any makeup or residue.
Both Juvéderm and Restylane contain a small amount of lidocaine, which is a mild anesthetic. This will help to reduce any discomfort when they are injected.
The entire procedure is very quick and may be completed over a lunch break. Your appointment should be less than one hour. You can return to work or other normal activities directly after the treatment.
How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?
Juvéderm and Restylane results last between 4 and 12 months. The length of time they remain visible varies, as some people may absorb the hyaluronic acid more quickly than others. Once the fillers wear off, you may seek a touch-up from our team at Novo Med Spa.
After injection, the results are visible immediately.
What Are the Advantages of Dermal Fillers Over Other Options?
There are a few advantages of using dermal fillers over other procedures, such as a facelift.
The use of dermal fillers to restore volume and provide contour to the face is completely non-surgical. Thus, there is virtually no downtime, and they are minimally invasive. When you undergo dermal fillers, you’re injecting a natural substance that’s already a part of your skin.
While undergoing an invasive treatment, such as a facelift, is permanent, dermal fillers are not. If you want to try an alternative treatment, you can rest easy knowing that the fillers will wear off within a few months. There are also options available to reduce the filler immediately, should you want to.
Can Help Restore Collagen
Skin begins to lose elasticity with age due to a loss of collagen. Using dermal fillers can help you to replenish the hyaluronic acid in your skin. This helps to stimulate the new growth of collagen, potentially giving your skin a more hydrated, youthful, and healthy appearance.
Curious About Dermal Fillers?
If you’ve been considering dermal fillers and would like to see what your options are, reach out to Novo Med Spa. We offer a full range of dermal filler services, including Restylane and Juvéderm.
Our experienced staff will work with you to develop a full treatment plan to restore volume and enhance the youthfulness of your skin. We serve patients from in and around McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville.