Five Things to Know About Getting Facial Fillers
Facial fillers are no longer just popular with celebrities and the “rich and famous”. New, more affordable facial filler technology means that almost any woman or man who wants to can look younger.
In this article, the skin care experts at Advanced Laser Spa & Skin Care in the Sterling Heights area discuss five important facts everyone should know before getting facial fillers.
#1. All Facial Fillers are NOT the Same
Different brands and formulas of facial fillers actually do different things, and last different lengths of time. While many facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, the particle size of each individual filler formula can be different.
So, fillers like Restylane Lyft – which have a larger particle size – are better to restore volume to larger areas, such as hollow cheeks. However, fillers like Restylane Silk – having a smaller particle size – are better for filling delicate areas like lips and fine lines.
And Juvederm comes in a wide variety of formulas, each specialized for a different use – with some formulas lasting 3 or 4 months and other formulas offering results that last up to two years.
At Advanced Laser Spa & Skin Care in the Sterling Heights area, we work closely with each patient to determine which type of filler will best meet their individual needs and personal appearance goals.
#2. Choose Your Facial Filler Provider Carefully
Anyone who is considering facial fillers needs to understand that they should only have them injected by a licensed and experienced medical professional.
To begin with a sterile, clinical environment is necessary to ensure a safe, infection-free facial filler procedure. Even more importantly, facial fillers that are injected by an inexperienced or non-medical providers can result in poor results, infection, nerve damage, facial paralysis, and much worse.
Don’t forget that facial injections, while cosmetic, are still a medical procedure. You would never go to a house, a party, the mall or a beauty salon for a medical procedure. So do not go to them for any type of dermal injections!
Additionally, while there are some so-called “do-it-yourself” facial fillers available on the market, many cases of attempts at at-home facial fillers injections have resulted in pain, disfigurement, and even death.
#3. Facial Fillers Can Prevent New Lines & Wrinkles
Facial fillers don’t just make wrinkles disappear – they can also help prevent new lines from forming! In a recent report by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery they found that facial filler patients who started at a younger age experienced a significant decrease in the number of lines that developed over time.
So, starting with modest amounts of facial fillers early on can actually result in smoother skin and the development of fewer wrinkles as one ages.
#4. Facial Fillers Aren’t for Everyone
While facial fillers are safe and effective for most adults, there are a few people who should not get facial fillers. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get facial fillers. Also, if you currently have a sinus infection you should avoid facial fillers until you are well again, so as not to spread or worsen the infection.
Also, keep in mind that facial fillers should not be administered in the week or two before any dental procedures – including teeth cleaning. Dental work can put pressure on the face that can displace or move fillers before they are completely “set”.
#5. Beware of “Bargain” Facial Fillers
Facial Filler prices that sounds “too good to be true” should be a warning sign. Everyone loves a good deal or discount! And at Advanced Laser & Skin Care we often offer special pricing on facial fillers to our clients.
But “bargain-basement” prices that unbelievably low can be an indication that the fillers are “fake” or “off brand” or even diluted. Beware that cheap facial fillers offered by non-medical professionals can even contain silicone and other harmful chemicals that can lead to serious health complications.
At Advanced Laser and Skin Care facial filler we offer safe, effective, affordable facial fillers in a licensed medical facility that id Doctor owned and operated.
Facial Fillers – Sterling Heights Area
Facial fillers are a safe, affordable and effective way to reverse the signs of aging, when performed at a licensed medical spa, like Advanced Laser & Skin Care. If you live in the greater Sterling Heights or Macomb County area and you would like smoother skin, fuller lips, or fewer wrinkles, contact us for a facial filler consultation today!
Facial Filler Consultation – Sterling Heights Area: 586.286.4508