Dermal Fillers: Smooth the Lines and Pump up the Volume
One of the least popular things about getting older is the sign of facial aging. As people age, facial volume reduces, lines develop, and the skin sags. No area of the face is safe from this effect, but affects every person differently. This has resulted in different needs resulting in the need for an effective overall solution.
That’s where dermal fillers come in. Dermal fillers have seen much use by those who desire a more youthful looking appearance, and they are expected to continue growing in popularity. Their popularity gets down to a few things. These include their accessibility, long-lasting results, and the ability to look subtle. Before you book your appointment, there are some things to understand about dermal fillers.
Introduction to Dermal Fillers
The first thing to understand is that dermal fillers are meant for two primary results. These results are the diminishing of facial lines and adding volume back into the face. Within this scope, there are a lot of things a person can accomplish with dermal fillers when performed by a qualified medical professional.
Perks of dermal fillers:
- Plumper lips
- Improved facial contour
- Soften wrinkles and creases
- Improve appearance of scars
- And more
Most potential patients have one true fear with dermal fillers. They fear looking like the product instead of their best self. Dermal fillers are actually fairly forgiving. The real concern comes from the injector. A practitioner not trained and experienced in the procedure will not understand the nuance needed to produce subtle yet noticeable results.
Keep in mind that advanced cases of facial aging may need a more involved procedure such as a facelift or brow lift. Also, results from dermal fillers are temporary. Maintaining your results will require ongoing maintenance treatments.
The Medical Spa and You
Since dermal fillers require maintenance treatments to maintain results, it only makes sense that the medical spa you choose is the right one for you from consultation to maintenance treatments. To that end, we have provided a breakdown of what you need in your medical spa.
- Doctor: A physician must be on site. In the case of aesthetic medicine, it is recommended that physician be a board certified plastic surgeon. This type of physician is uniquely qualified to understand the ins and outs of changing a patient’s appearance. In addition, they can also better verify the qualifications of other staff to perform dermal filler injections in the event they are unable to be available.
- Expertise: The whole point of getting dermal filler injections is to make an improvement to your appearance. Since ongoing treatment is needed, make sure the staff is experienced in the use of dermal fillers as well as the different types. While Juvederm and Restylane are similar, they still act differently. Also, other fillers like Radiesse are made differently meaning they require a different approach. The use of dermal fillers is to used science based chemicals to create art with your appearance. Make sure your art will be a masterpiece.
- Q and A: With the number of dermal fillers available along with different cosmetic concerns, you are bound to have questions. Make sure your medical spa is filled with staff that is knowledgeable and accommodating in answering your questions. If you don’t feel comfortable with the staff, then you are best suited to finding a different medical spa for dermal fillers.
Add Volume with Image Center
At the Image Center, our staff is highly trained and experienced in the use of dermal fillers. Whether you prefer Restylane or Juvederm, we are prepared to assist you with your aesthetic goals.
Led by Dr. Peter Newen, our board certified plastic surgeon, our staff will gladly assist you with your goals from the initial consultation to the routine maintenance treatments. Plus, we offer an unmatched skin care line backed by physician-grade products to maximize your treatment results.
Ready to schedule your dermal filler procedure? Give us a call to speak with one of our coordinators to learn more about our procedures.