If you are seeking to improve signs of aging in your face, you’re not alone! Everyone struggles with the effects of aging over time, as wrinkles begin to appear and volume is lost in their cheeks.
While there are lots of surgical options designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin, injectables remain a go-to minimally invasive procedure that many people turn to. Injectable dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance contours in the face. They are medical device implants that are approved by the FDA for use in helping to create a smoother or fuller appearance in the face.
When you decide to try dermal fillers, a qualified member of our team at Spa West will work with you to design an appropriate treatment plan. We’ll examine the areas you wish to revitalize and recommend appropriate dermal fillers that can get the job done.
How Can Dermal Fillers Improve My Appearance?
While we are sure you’re beautiful just the way you are, dermal fillers can help to restore fullness in areas of the face affected by aging. Other ways they can rejuvenate your skin include:
- Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth (such as marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump and enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve the alignment of facial features
Dermal fillers have a lot to offer, and our qualified team can help you realize the benefits.
What Type of Dermal Filler Should I Use?
There are a number of injectables available, and each can be used in different ways. Our Spa West treatment specialist will identify the type that will meet your needs the best. Types of injectable fillers that we offer include:
Juvéderm is a line of fillers that have been on the market for over 15 years. They can be used to lift marionette lines, plump the lips, soften nasolabial folds, and smooth chin wrinkles. Juvéderm is not typically used for expression lines.
Restylane fills severe, deep wrinkles and folds, such as laugh lines and marionette lines. You can use Restylane fillers to smooth under the eyes and lift and enhance cheeks. This line of fillers is also commonly used to soften nasolabial folds.
Do You Offer Botox?
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator. It’s slightly different from dermal fillers in that it is not used to fill or add volume. Instead, it forces a temporary relaxation between the muscle and the nerves. Botox has been used for over 20 years as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles.
While Botox may be used in various areas of the face, it’s commonly used to smooth brow furrows, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Spa West recommends Botox for those seeking an injectable to relax muscles in these areas.
What Should I Expect When Getting Fillers?
Dermal fillers and other injectables are non-surgical procedures and can be completed during a single office visit. Prior to your treatment, you’ll meet one of our specialists for a consultation.
We’ll discuss your concerns and the goals that you’d like to achieve from your treatment. During the consultation, we’ll review your medical history and discuss any risks that may apply individually to you.
During a Filler Treatment
Prior to the injections, we’ll cleanse the area to be treated, and you may receive a topical anesthetic to numb the area. Many fillers also include lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that is used to minimize discomfort. Our staff will then inject a specific amount of filler into the area to be treated.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you’ll be able to notice results immediately following the injections. You’ll be able to go back to your normal activities directly after your appointment.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can be very beneficial to those who want a quick solution that doesn’t involve surgery. The process is short and can generally be completed in one office visit. The ingredients in dermal fillers are absorbed over time, allowing for the results to slowly wear off before you’ll need a touch-up.
Most people are very satisfied with their results, and dermal fillers remain one of the top requests when visiting our aestheticians. Dermal fillers are also inexpensive when compared to surgical treatments, such as a facelift.
There is little downtime when receiving dermal fillers, so you’ll be able to return to your regular activities right away.
How Long Do the Results Last?
This is the question on everyone’s mind! The length of time that fillers will last depends on the product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last.
Results are temporary. Thus, you’ll need regular touch-ups if you’d like to maintain your appearance.
You can expect results to remain for between 6 to 18 months, but this will vary by individual. To maintain your results, we recommend scheduling repeated treatments over time.
Looking to Explore Fillers in Westlake, OH?
If you’re curious about dermal fillers and other injectables, set up a consultation with one of our highly qualified team members at Spa West in Westlake, OH. We’ll discuss your concerns and goals and design a treatment plan to meet your needs!