Let’s talk about fillers. I think fillers are the best thing since sliced bread! When I put a syringe of product in my hand, I become the artist and I am able to“freshen” your face. Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, (HA). Your body makes HA all the time. This is a natural chemical in our bodies that helps our skin stay looking young. It is a water loving chemical. When I inject the filler, it grabs on to the natural water in your face and plumps up.
Some of the HA’s are more water loving than others. For instance, when I use Juvederm Voluma , it is more of a lifter. It is the ideal product for the cheeks and temples. It lifts the area and gives definition to the cheek. Instant youth when this happens. When I use Juvederm Ultra Plus for the marionette lines and smile lines, it grabs the water and spreads to smooth out the area instead of lifting the area. Around our mouths, we often have fine lines and folds. We are trying to create an illusion of fullness and not a defined fold. For the lines above our lip, often referred to as smoker lines, I prefer Restylane Silk. This HA is not very heavy, if you will, and just softly pushes out those lines for a nice natural look and you are not left looking like a monkey or duck. I know you know what I mean. I’m sure you have seen it.
If your new to fillers but have several areas that concern you on your face, start with one area. If you “fill up” every area that concerns you then you may become overwhelmed and fill over done. By starting with one area, you can see what you like and you don’t like. 99% of the time you are going to love it. But what if you don’t? I get dissolve the HA and you will never know it was there in the first place. Naturally we don’t want to do that because the products are liquid gold!! Always go to an experienced injector like myself so needing to dissolve won’t be an issue. It is nice to know there is a backup plan though.
Whatever your problem area is, I have a filler to “freshen” it. I may not be able to make you look 21 again, but I know I can make you better