Learn about facial fillers and how they may help with your aesthetic concerns in this guide from Borealis Dermatology, located in Garden City and Syosset, New York.
What Are Facial Fillers?
Facial fillers, or dermal fillers, are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and increase facial volume. Their main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already found in our bodies that helps with providing volume in our skin. These injections are convenient, quick in-office procedures that can be done during your lunch break. With new breakthroughs every year in the aesthetic industry, fillers are now available to target most facial concerns including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and boosting volume in thin lips.
Facial fillers have revolutionized the aesthetic industry and continue to become more popular among both women and men. With many options to choose from, picking the right one can seem daunting. At Borealis Dermatology in New York, the providers offer expert guidance on what best suits your aesthetic needs and goals.
Did You Know Fillers Do More Than Just Smooth Out Wrinkles?
Dermal fillers are a great way to plump up your skin and make you look younger. As you get older, your body’s collagen and elastin production naturally slow down. Fortunately, injectable hyaluronic acid is known to increase levels of collagen and elastin, which are key building blocks to youthful skin. Facial fillers can also be used to eliminate scars and contour your jawline.
What Facial Fillers Are Offered At Borealis Dermatology?
Each type of dermal filler is suited best for different areas of the face and can vary in ingredients and longevity. The following injectables are some of the most common ones:
- Belotero: Best recommended for fine lines and wrinkles due to its low-density.
- Radiesse: Best recommended for folds on the face as it provides natural volume by encouraging collagen production.
- Restylane Kysse: Best recommended for lip concerns, such as lack of volume and color, and wrinkles. This filler is a gel form, swelling when combined with water to give the lips a fuller look.
- Restylane Lyft: Best recommended for adding volume on the cheeks and Jowls lines (lines around the jawline).
- Restylane Refyne: Best recommended for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.
- Sculptra: Unlike other injectables, this filler consists mainly of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance known to directly stimulate collagen production. Best recommended for deep lines, folds, and creases.
Why Do People Pick Fillers Instead Of Facelifts?
Facial fillers are a great alternative to facelifts. These injections are minimally invasive and require almost no recovery time. With facial fillers, you can also avoid the side effects, risks, and complications that come with cosmetic or plastic surgery.
During your consultation, be sure to mention any health conditions and inquire about any possible risks with your aesthetic practitioner. Potential side effects of a facial filler treatment may include swelling, redness, as well as bruising around the site of injection immediately after the procedure. These side effects are usually mild and fade after a few days. It is rare to experience serious complications after a dermal filler treatment.
Did You Know That Dermal Fillers Can Be Used With Other Aesthetic Treatments?
One of the best features of facial fillers is that you can safely pair them with other treatments. In fact, when dermal fillers are combined with different facials, deep pore cleansing treatments, or laser treatments, you can achieve smoother and natural-looking results. Deeper wrinkle lines, such as crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, frown lines, and forehead lines may require a combination approach of dermal fillers and other treatments. Before you schedule multiple aesthetic treatments, be sure to consult your provider first to avoid any potential complications.
The Effects of Dermal Fillers Are Instant, Subtle, And Long Lasting
Ideally, people want immediate and natural-looking results when they undergo aesthetic treatments. Depending on the type, dermal fillers produce natural results in as little as one week as they fully settle into your skin. With the proper maintenance, your dermal fillers can last from a couple of months to over a year. The longevity depends on the type of fillers used, the patient’s lifestyle and care, and the area being treated. Each factor can affect the efficacy and length of the results in different ways.
Would I Benefit From Facial Fillers?
Dermal fillers are an aesthetic treatment almost everyone can use to enhance their appearance. Consult with our provider to discuss different options to meet your aesthetic needs and personalize all your treatments.
At Borealis Dermatology, we are proud to offer two locations for your convenience in Garden City and Syosset, NY. Our office provides medical and surgical dermatologic care as well, so give our best-reviewed office a call at 516-246-8800 for more information on our services and to make an appointment!