If you’ve noticed that your cheeks aren’t quite as full as they used to be, that your lips lack the plumpness they once had, or that prominent “smile lines” on your face are causing you to frown, injectable fillers may be able to help. Also known as dermal fillers, most are made of a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid, which is produced by the body. Known as “nature’s moisturizer,” it works with collagen and elastin fibers in the skin to keep it soft, hydrated, and vibrant. When injected into targeted areas of the face, fillers can soften fine lines and deep-set wrinkles as well as restore a youthful-looking fullness and glow.
Noninvasive injectable fillers are one of the many popular cosmetic treatments performed at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Interested in learning more? Here are seven facts that you should know about injectable fillers.
1. Many fillers contain natural ingredients
Although its name sounds a bit scary, hyaluronic acid actually is highly regarded as a safe and effective wrinkle-fighting tool. This naturally occurring substance is found in cells throughout the body, particularly in the joints where it works to keep them well lubricated. It also plays a big part in keeping skin supple and smooth. However, as we age, the body produces less hyaluronic acid. This reduces the skin’s ability to retain moisture and support collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin starts to feel drier. Fine lines and wrinkles form, especially around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. The cheeks, along with other areas of the face, may appear sunken.
Juvéderm, Belotero Balance, Restylane, and Revanesse Versa are the brand names of dermal fillers featuring hyaluronic acid that are featured at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Once injected, the formulas rapidly replace volume in areas of the face where it is needed to create a younger overall appearance. The cheeks can be made fuller with fillers. Thin lips can be plumped significantly and the tiny lines that form on and around them can be filled in and made smoother.
Dermal fillers are also effective for smoothing the nasal labial folds (also known as smile or laugh lines) between the nose and corners of the mouth, as well as the so-called marionette lines that stretch from the mouth toward the chin. Shallow spots on the face can be filled in. Shadows and wrinkles below the lower eyelids may be diminished. Fillers also are noted for their ability to improve the appearance of some facial scars.
2. Fillers may stimulate collagen production
As the years progress, the body also begins to decrease its production of collagen which is its most plentiful protein and a building block of the skin, bones, and muscles. When production slows, signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin become more visible. The use of injectable dermal fillers may actually prompt an increase in the body’s level of collagen production. As a result, less filler gel may be necessary during subsequent treatments in order to achieve and maintain a patient’s aesthetic goals.
3. Most procedures are fast and downtime is nonexistent
Patients in Frisco, TX who have the time to take a lunch break likely also have the time to undergo a dermal filler injection session. At Novo Med Spa, these treatments are completed in minutes as opposed to hours. Side effects are minimal. Any redness, bruising, or swelling that is experienced at the injection sites should disappear quickly. Unlike other, more invasive procedures, injectable fillers typically do not require any downtime or recovery period. Most patients are able to return to work or other daily activities afterward.
4. Filler results are fast and long-lasting
One of the biggest benefits associated with injectable fillers are the rapid results that patients typically receive. In most cases, they should expect to see noticeable improvements and enhancements almost immediately following injections. Lips will appear plumper, cheeks will regain fullness, and lines and wrinkles will be noticeably smoother. The results produced by the majority of dermal fillers are long-lasting. Depending on several factors, including how severe the skin issues being treated are as well as the type of filler that is used, most patients at Novo Med Spa can expect to enjoy their smoother, more youthful-looking results for between 6-18 months. However, in order to maintain your eye-catching results, it is a good idea to schedule a touch-up appointment about four months after receiving your initial injections.
5. BOTOX can complement the effects of fillers
Although the results produced by injectable fillers typically are terrific on their own, when combined with the benefits of BOTOX, they can be truly transformative. Paired together for a procedure called a liquid facelift, dermal fillers work to add volume, increase contours, and smooth lines on the face, while BOTOX does its job of relaxing facial muscles to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. A noninvasive alternative to a traditional surgical facelift, this procedure allows patients in Frisco, TX to address multiple cosmetic concerns at one time.
6. More men are getting injectable fillers
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for men. Injectables can be effective in helping to refresh and maintain a classic chiseled jawline and other youthful features as well as fend off a wrinkled, aged appearance.
7. Fillers can help boost your confidence
For many patients, the natural-looking results afforded by injectable fillers are precisely the reason why they opt to go the noninvasive route in the first place. In most cases, the changes and improvements are so subtle, it can be difficult for others to know that any cosmetic enhancements were made at all. With rounder cheeks, fuller sexy lips, and a smoother overall complexion, injectable fillers can quite literally help patients put their best face forward.
With injectable fillers, it is possible to turn back the hands of time and slow the effects of aging. When performed by the highly skilled staff at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, these noninvasive treatments can safely and effectively restore the youthful appearance that you enjoyed. Call today and schedule an appointment to begin the journey toward looking and feeling your best.