Dermal fillers are prescription injectable aesthetic treatments that can completely rejuvenate and enliven your face without a single cut or stitch. You can use dermal fillers to:
- Erase and plump deep creases
- Fill in fine lines
- Restore volume in your midface
- Rejuvenate tear troughs
- Plump and reshape lips
- Create higher cheekbones
- Lift your face and jowls
- Smooth out acne scars
But you’ve seen the disastrous results on some celebrities, whose faces are so puffed out with fillers that you can barely recognize them. It doesn’t have to be that way. With the right skill and products, an expert injector can rejuvenate your face and keep it that way for years … naturally.
At Enrich Family Practice, our expert nurse practitioners and aesthetics team use Belotero BalanceⓇ and RadiesseⓇ dermal fillers to rejuvenate and re-contour your face, so you look and feel radiantly youthful. At our Odessa, Texas, offices, we ensure that your dermal filler results look completely natural. Here’s how you do it.
Choose a highly skilled, artistic injector
It doesn’t matter what kind of paints, brushes, or canvases you use if you don’t know have the technique, aesthetics, and knowledge of the human face to paint a beautiful portrait. The same goes for dermal fillers. It doesn’t matter what product is used if the injector doesn’t have experience or understand anatomy.
Ideally, you use fillers to re-contour your facial structure, filling in areas that have lost volume over time or never had sufficient volume. For instance, you may have been born with lips that look too thin. Even though you’re still young, you want fuller, sexier lips.
But if your injector isn’t familiar with the various planes on the lips or doesn’t understand the perfect 2:3 proportion between the top and bottom lips, you’ll end up with unsatisfactory, unnatural results. Of course, the rest of your fillers must also be in proportion to your natural facial proportions.
An expert injector is more than just skilled with a needle (though that’s essential, too!). They’re skilled listeners who understand your goals and can also help you be realistic about the changes you want to make.
They must also understand which areas to inject and how much product is needed. In addition, they must be able to select the right type of filler for the area treated. For instance, filling in tear troughs requires a much lighter, thinner filler than plumping up your lips or cheeks.
Don’t overdo it
It’s natural to want to get the most dramatic results possible from your dermal filler treatment. However, adding more product until you achieve your goal is much easier than dissolving over-filled areas (although that’s possible, too).
If this is your first time getting fillers, err on the side of conservatism. Make the changes you want, but go for subtlety. You may find that you only needed a little boost after all.
Combine fillers with neuromodulators
If you’re using fillers to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and creases in your mid-to-lower face, don’t forget your upper face, too. You may not get the naturally youthful look you want if you still have deep lines between your brows, on your forehead, or at the corner of your eyes.
You can combine fillers with neuromodulators such as Botox® or Xeomin® to smooth out eleven lines and crow’s feet. Where dermal fillers literally fill in wrinkles and creases, the neuromodulators relax wrinkle-causing muscles to relax and smooth your skin.
Wait before touching up …
Even though dermal fillers immediately add volume to your face and smooth out wrinkles, you may be a little swollen after your treatment. Give yourself a few days to let your skin recover from the injections and to get used to your new look.
What may have seemed too subtle initially may look ideal in just a few days. You also get feedback from your friends and co-workers. If people comment on how refreshed and energized you look, you know your fillers are working for you!
…but don’t wait too long!
All dermal fillers and neuromodulators wear off over time. Depending on which fillers we use for your new contours, we set up an appointment time for follow-up treatments. It’s important to schedule your follow-ups so that your beautiful results are maintained over the long term, rather than starting over at each appointment.
Find out how to use fillers for natural-looking plump lips or wrinkle-free skin. Reach us by phone at 432-200-9052 or use our online form.