“Getting work done” no longer carries the stigma it once had. In fact, fillers have become one of the most popular treatments dermatologists perform because they are easy and the results are quick.

When skin ages it loses elasticity and begins to form creases and lines. Fillers are a non-invasive and cost effective way to plump up your skin and give back the youthful glow.

Some lines form as a result of constant frowning or squinting. Neuromodulators weaken and temporarily relax facial musculature . The most common are Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Juveau.

And then there are dermal fillers, which provide volume and support in multiple areas of the face. Different fillers in the Restylane and Juvederm family are the most common.They are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component in the dermis that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. Those and others, such as Radeisse and Sculptra act as a collagen stimulator. Once injected, they trigger the body’s natural stimulation of collagen production to help produce longer, lasting results.

Fillers are noninvasive and require zero downtime. They are quick. Fillers can be administered in less than 30 minutes. You’ll see full results in one to two weeks and they’ll last from four months to more than a year. They provide a natural and youthful look.

5 things to know about the use of fillers.

  1. It’s not about filling the lines-look for revolumizing to get the most natural results.

  1. It’s all about biostimulation- Combine fillers with procedures, such as microneedling, RF, and lasers, that stimulate collagen production for best results.

  1. Think about hydration, increase hyaluronic acid levels with injectables as well as topical preparations.

  1. Always choose a provider that understands the facial anatomy to prevent complications.

  1. Exciting new fillers are on the horizon that will allow treatment of jowls, temples and tear troughs with safe outcomes.

Always consult your dermatologist before proceeding with fillers and/or injectables. Call today to find out which treatment is right for your skin.