Have you noticed that your cheeks look sullen or your under-eyes seem hollow and aged? These cosmetic concerns are most often due to the natural loss in volume that occurs with aging.
While certain products may claim to restore this volume, that usually isn’t possible through directly topical methods. A more effective way to address age-related volume loss is with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that can be used for a variety of aesthetic benefits. These include addressing signs of aging, thin lips, and weak bone structure.
Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, offers dermal fillers like Juvéderm to help patients feel like the best version of themselves. Read on to learn more about how dermal fillers can enhance your appearance.
Dermal filler injectables are simple, minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that add volume under the skin. These injections contain hyaluronic acid to increase fullness just below the skin’s surface, creating a plumper appearance.
These treatments are popular cosmetic options because they can be used in a wide variety of ways. Dermal fillers can address signs of aging, like volume loss in the cheeks or under the eyes. They can also accentuate certain facial features by plumping the lips or enhancing the cheekbones.
What Causes Volume Loss Under the Skin?
When you are younger, your skin contains high amounts of collagen and hyaluronic acid. These two components work together to create a youthful look in the face with plump cheeks and full under-eyes.
As you age, the collagen and hyaluronic acid found naturally in your skin begin to decrease. This causes your once full and youthful appearance to look more aged and tired. This volume loss is most notable in the cheeks and eye area.
Dermal Filler Benefits
Dermal fillers effectively treat age-related volume loss and enhance certain facial features by injecting hyaluronic acid under the skin. This helps restore volume and fullness to the area and stimulates ongoing collagen production. The boost in collagen will provide additional anti-aging benefits, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Patients choose dermal fillers because they offer a number of great aesthetic benefits, such as the following:
- Plumper lips
- Fuller cheeks
- More youthful under-eyes
- Enhanced cheekbones
- Stronger jawline
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Increased collagen production
A major advantage of dermal fillers is that they can be used for almost any patient. This includes men and women of any age.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a line of dermal filler products that includes various injectables, such as lip fillers and cheek injections. Popular products in the Juvéderm line include Voluma, Ultra XC, Volbella, and Vollure.
While Juvéderm is one of the most commonly used dermal filler lines, there are several other filler brands patients enjoy, including Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
The Complete Dermal Filler Process
Patients who have never had dermal or lip fillers are often curious about the process. The following is a breakdown of what to expect when getting dermal fillers.
Before your dermal filler treatment, we will assess your skin and discuss your desired outcome to determine whether dermal fillers are the best option for you. It is important to understand that fillers will not meet every cosmetic need.
If we find that your desired outcome is not achievable with dermal filler injections, you will be advised on any alternative options.
Preparing for Dermal Fillers
There is little to no preparation required for dermal filler injections. On the day of your treatment, wash your skin with a mild cleanser and do not apply anything topical, such as cosmetics or skincare products. If you are receiving lip fillers, do not wear lipstick or lip gloss.
Receiving Dermal Filler Injections
During your dermal filler treatment, you’ll be able to sit or lie back comfortably in a reclined position while one of our providers administers your injections. A topical anesthetic may be applied to the injection site to provide optimal comfort.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your injections will be placed just under the skin in your predetermined treatment areas. For most patients, this is the cheeks, under-eyes, or lips. This entire process takes about 20 minutes to complete.
When your session is finished, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity. There is no recovery or downtime necessary.
Seeing Your Results
Your dermal filler results can take several hours to develop fully. Patients usually see a positive outcome in the first two to three days following their procedure. You should notice an increase in fullness and volume under your skin. If you receive lip fillers, your lips should appear thicker and plumper.
The collagen production stimulated by dermal fillers can take several weeks to produce noticeable results. This may look like smoother, firmer skin that is free of fine lines.
Dermal fillers do not produce permanent results. The volume and fullness created by your injections can stay anywhere between three months and one year, depending on the filler brand and injection site.
Your fillers will dissolve gradually over the months, losing fullness and volume as time goes on. Once they are fully dissolved, you will be able to have additional dermal filler injections to maintain your desired look.
Dermal Fillers at Premiere Aesthetics
If you’re looking for plumper lips or fuller cheeks, dermal fillers could be the best cosmetic solution. These injectables work beneath the surface of the skin to restore fullness and create a more youthful appearance.
Premiere Aesthetics provides dermal filler treatment for patients throughout the Fort Myers, FL, area. Book your consultation today to find out more!