Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are a great way to turn back the clock on your face. They are trendy because of how quickly they can be done, and there is minimal to no downtime needed. They also help correct a variety of aging concerns. But how exactly do they work? Which is best for which part of the face? And how often will you need to get facial fillers redone?
How do Facial Fillers work, and what are the benefits of Fillers?
Fillers are a concoction with a gel-like consistency used to help fill out the skin. They are different from Botox and other relaxers, and the ingredients are compounds normally found in the skin. They also often contain hyaluronic acid, which helps hydrate skin and keeps it plump.
Just like the name suggests, fillers fill out the skin. By doing this, they can help to make fine lines and wrinkles less visible. Fillers can also help fill in sunken cheeks, which happen due to fat loss associated with age. Some fillers are specially formulated to add volume to lips. And they can also help with decreasing the look of under-eye bags by contouring the skin near the under-eye area.
Fillers for different Needs
There are different types of fillers out there, depending on your needs. Each major filler company, such as Juvederm and Restylane, has several different formulations for different needs, and these fillers often have different levels of thickness.
Your doctor can help determine which is best for you. For example, thinner consistency fillers are best for fine lines. For wrinkles and deep wrinkles and issues such as nasolabial folds, a firmer consistency of filler is needed.
How long do Facial Fillers last?
Fillers don’t last forever because the body will absorb the filler with time, making reapplication necessary. Fillers can last anywhere from six months to 18 months. The exact answer to this question depends on where the filler is placed and why.
Generally, thinner fillers used for fine lines and mild wrinkles are absorbed faster than thicker fillers used for deep wrinkles and folds. Some fillers are done in a series, after which they last a set amount of time before needing to be redone. Lip fillers generally last about six months. There are also some things you can do to make fillers last longer.
If you’re looking for facial fillers in the L.A. and Bakersfield areas, visit our office for expert care. We also provide more intense help with facelifts and fat transfer procedures.