Are Fillers Right for Me?

At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we know that you want to look your best, and sometimes looking your best means accepting a little help from anti-aging treatments like cosmetic injectables. For that reason, we offer a variety of dermal fillers to help meet the unique needs of our patients. From enhancing the features to restoring volume to the face, there is a filler that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Are Fillers Right for Me?

You’ve heard about cosmetic injectables and maybe even know someone who uses them, but how do you know when it’s the right time to add fillers to your anti-aging routine? And how do you even know if they’re right for you? Choosing to use dermal fillers is a completely personal decision. Some patients choose to add them to their beauty routine in their 20s; others wait until they’re in their late 30s, 40s, or beyond.

We can help determine if fillers are right for you and help choose the right brand and the right formulation to best meet your needs. There are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to accept the help that a dermal filler can offer, but in the end, a consultation is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for a particular dermal filler or any at all.

Your Skincare Routine Just Isn’t Cutting It

If you’ve added several skincare treatments to your monthly beauty routine in an attempt to naturally restore volume to your skin but still haven’t achieved your desired results, you may be a good candidate for a dermal filler.

Skincare treatments like facials and chemical peels help improve your complexion and skin health but sometimes you need something more. Adding cosmetic injectables to your skincare routine can make the most significant difference in helping you reach all of your aesthetic goals.

You’ve Experienced Volume Loss

If you’ve ever received a Botox injection, you’re probably well aware of how it works and what it treats. However, Botox cannot treat volume loss; it only treats wrinkles that form from dynamic muscular movements. If you’ve noticing sagging cheeks, facial folds, or hollow areas in the lower half of your face, chances are, those are the signs of aging that have resulted from volume loss.

As you age, your skin starts to produce less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These substances all play a part in helping you maintain a youthful appearance, so when production declines, aging has the advantage. If your anti-wrinkle creams just aren’t doing the trick anymore, and you need something more powerful to restore volume to your features, you may be the perfect candidate for a dermal filler.

You Want To Enhance Your Features

A dermal filler can do so much more than just smooth wrinkles. The right filler can also enhance the features. If you want to sculpt or define your cheeks, chin, jawline, or lips, there is a dermal filler that can do just that. Fillers can create the features that genetics never did.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During a Treatment?

During your treatment, we will cleanse your skin to sanitize the injection sites. Then, your injector will administer the injections in your planned treatment areas. These appointments are quick and only take a few minutes to complete. Injections are virtually painless because not only are the injectables fitted with an ultra-thin needle, but many contain lidocaine. This mild numbing agent helps numb the skin to create the most comfortable experience possible.

How Often Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?

Most patients are happy with their results after one injectable appointment; others may schedule follow-up treatments to add more filler to a certain area based on preference or treat other areas of the face. Each of the brands we carry has different formulations that deliver long-lasting results. You may only need to schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain your results every one to two years or as soon as your body begins to break down the ingredients in the injectable.

Which Filler Brands Do You Offer?

We know that when it comes to addressing signs of aging and enhancing the features, there’s should never be a one-size-fits-all approach. For that reason, we offer several different cosmetic injectable brands to meet the needs of each of our patients. We offer both hyaluronic acid-based and collagen-stimulating dermal fillers and can help determine which is best for your needs.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a popular collection of cosmetic injectables that can treat different areas of the face. This collection contains hyaluronic acid-based filler formulations in a crystal clear gel form that can treat facial folds and wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks, enhance and augment the lips, and improve the chin profile. Results are immediate and last anywhere from one to two years based on the injectable you choose.

Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is another hyaluronic-acid-based cosmetic injectable that adds volume beneath the skin’s surface. This dermal filler is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and lines, including nasolabial folds. This filler contains lidocaine, which helps make the injection process virtually painless. Results are long-lasting, and results look subtle and natural.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a filler that treats lines and wrinkles on the lower half of the face. It can also address age-related volume loss both in the face and hands. This particular filler contains calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a gel form to plump the skin and smooth facial folds and wrinkles.

Unlike hyaluronic acid-based injectables, this filler helps stimulate collagen production, so not only do you get immediate results, but your body will produce more collagen in the treatment area over time. Results are natural and long-lasting.

Restylane

Restylane is a collection of cosmetic injectables designed to address volume loss and enhance the features. This collection is versatile and can treat all different types of signs of aging on the face. Restylane is the original formulation, and it smoothes facial wrinkles and facial folds.

Restylane Defyne helps improve the appearance of moderate to deep lines around the mouth, including smile and laugh lines. Restylane Lyft restores volume to the cheeks and helps correct, lift and define skin laxity. Restylane Refyne treats very fine to moderate lines that form around the mouth.

Revanesse Versa

Revanesse Versa is a cosmetic injectable made of hyaluronic acid that enhances the lips and restores volume to different areas of the face. It helps treat marionette lines and other facial wrinkles. One of the benefits of this particular filler is that it contains spherical-shaped particles, which help deliver long-lasting results. Spherical-shaped particles also help the results last longer because it takes the body longer to break them down.

Which One Is Right for Me?

To determine which of these cosmetic injectables is right for your needs, we will need to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your problem areas. We will also review your health history at this appointment and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in your preferred injectable.

We will review your problem areas in person to determine which injectable best meets your needs and make recommendations. Then, we can create your ultimate treatment plan. We can treat one or multiple areas of your face or hands during your session.

Who Isn’t a Candidate?

Some patients may not qualify for this treatment. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid treatment until they are cleared by their primary care physician. Additionally, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in your preferred injectable, you will not qualify as a candidate.

If you have an infection in the treatment site, you must wait until you have fully healed to undergo treatment. An initial consultation is the best way to determine whether you qualify as a treatment candidate.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you want to enhance your features, restore volume, and smooth lines and wrinkles in the lower half of your face, or restore youth to your hands, we can help you choose the right dermal fillers to meet all of your aesthetic needs. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial consultation.