Facial and skin rejuvenation through the use of fillers is big business these days. Women, and some men, are lining up for these procedures—reducing wrinkles, removing under-eye bags and plumping cheeks, for a more youthful appearance—and the ability to compete in the marketplace whether work or personal. It’s more a question of ‘Which one?” than ‘Should I?’
One treatment, the use of dermal fillers, has skyrocketed in recent years, in comparison to conventional facelifts. Fillers work under the skin to replace elasticity and plump up sagging skin, in contrast to previous treatments that typically tightened and flattened the appearance of the face. When done properly, it provides a more youthful and natural look than older treatments. Done wrong and the face can look out of proportion, with lumps appearing and creating contour problems.
Restylane®, Juvéderm™ and Soft Lift™ Approach (a combination of Botox and Juvéderm™) are some of the most popular treatments. Containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance essential to plump and youthful-looking skin, they are being called ‘liquid facelifts’ because they offer the benefits of a surgical facelift without having to go under the knife and have virtually no downtime. Soft tissue fillers provide an immediate result at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic surgery. The treatments aren’t permanent—some last three to four months, while others up to 18 months, and must be repeated and maintained. Some doctors or nurses will use a combination of products to achieve the desired results.
How do you decide?
The first step is to make sure you are trusting your face and skin to someone who has the qualifications to properly inject the product, and also has the ability to help you choose the right one for your skin. Individual skin texture, age, sun damage, genetics and metabolic factors are all important in choose the right treatment. With a long list of products to choose from, ask why they are recommending this particular treatment and how many times he or she has injected it before. What are the risk factors?
It’s your face—you’re going to see it everyday and so is everyone you meet. A doctor or nurse who is qualified won’t object to being asked these questions; he or she can help you make the right choice so you have the best results possible. Call Britannia Dermedics to find out more about the dermal fillers we offer or to book a complimentary consultation.