Have you been ramping up your wrinkle cream budget lately? Have you been disappointed with the results? When it’s time to trade in the jars and tubes for a nonsurgical anti-aging technique that really works, most men and women turn to injectable treatments. Filler injections in particular can provide patients with tremendous benefits, including the chance to look younger without the long recovery time. Discover the many benefits of dermal fillers to learn what makes them standout as such a popular choice for fighting wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Filler Injections Don’t Require Any Downtime
With filler injections, men and women have the convenient option to fight the signs of aging on a lunch break and then head back to the office to finish the work day. This noninvasive treatment allows you to get real results without being laid up for days or weeks at a time. You won’t need to cash in vacation hours or sick time; you won’t even need to miss your afternoon meetings. Filler injections may sometimes cause slight swelling barely noticeable to others and only lasting for up to three days. Following your filler injection treatment, you’ll walk out of the clinic on your own and be permitted to drive yourself home, run your errands, pick the kids up from school, or do whatever you need to get done for the day. Simply mark it off your to-do list and move on with the rest of your busy day.
Your Treatment Results Are Instant With Filler Injections
No recovery time is a great thing, but instant results that you can see for yourself is an even bigger perk to filler injections. While it may take a few days to realize the full results of your injections, you’ll see a change before you even leave the clinic. Fillers are natural proteins that are safe to inject into areas of the face in order to add volume where needed and to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and deep creases in the skin. Just injecting the proteins into the treatment area will start the process and eventually, as the particles settle beneath the skin, the full results emerge.
Because of their instant results, filler injections are an ideal choice for last-minute improvements before a big, important event. They can give you a youthful boost in a matter of days, where facial surgeries can take weeks to reveal the complete result. For short-term planning, filler injections are definitely the best way to get the fast results you need.
Filler Injections Carry Little to No Risks
If the potential risks and complications of surgery have been keeping you from treating your aging looks, filler injections can give you results without the serious potential side effects. All fillers carry very mild risks with a low occurrence rate. These may include prolonged redness, swelling, and mild bruising near your injection site, all side effects that will gradually disappear. Many of the filler injections used today are completely biocompatible and designed to have a low risk of allergic reaction. Discuss your allergies with your plastic surgeon, who will be able to choose the right brand of filler injection based on your medical history. There are so many choices of formulas and filler compositions that your treatment can be specially tailored to suit your unique needs and provide you with the smoothest and lowest risk treatment possible.
Replenish Facial Volume with Filler Injections
Lines and wrinkles are key markers of the aging process, but so too is depleted volume from areas in the face. As our faces are subjected to gravity throughout the years, fat deposits from the higher locations of the face slide downward, collecting around the chin and jaw line. While filler injections can’t help to reverse this movement like a facelift surgery can, they can replenish the volume lost from important areas like the cheeks and forehead. Whether to fill wrinkles or to plump hollowed cheeks, filler injections are an effective way to restore smoothness and fullness throughout the face. Patients who have a gaunt-like appearance can benefit greatly from the added volume, sometimes taking years off their appearance. To design the right filler injection plan for yourself, consult with a plastic surgeon and voice any concerns you have about specific areas of your face.
Filler Injections Have Their Limits
If filler injections sound like a miracle treatment, they may be right for you. However, before you opt for any procedure it’s important to understand its limitations. Filler Injections can do many wonderful things for patients, but they are not a complete substitute for surgery. Filler injections are limited because:
- They can’t provide permanent results. Most filler injections will last around four to six months, with some specialized brands delivering up to a year of volume. The duration of your results will depend on the brand of filler injections used and what treatments you received. Filler injections can be touched-up to last longer and applied on a regular schedule to maintain your results, if desired.
- They can’t remove lax skin. Aging typically means that the skin is becoming lax and saggy, often collecting around the chin and jaw. While filler injections can do much to plump up many areas of the face, there is no way to remove the excess skin.
- They can’t remove excess fat. As previously mentioned, fat deposits may migrate from the upper portion of the face downward to the jaw as the face ages. Filler injections can replace the missing volume, but can’t remove extra fat from the face. Many surgeons will turn toward liposuction techniques to combat this problem.
Given these limitations, it’s easy to see why many patients still continue to opt for surgeries that will deliver long-term results. Still, under the right circumstances, filler injections can be an effective tool against the signs of aging. They can provide a temporary new look for a special occasion, offer a way to “try out” results before opting for surgery, solve aging problems for patients not eligible for surgery, and more. Consider filler injections among your options for an anti-aging treatment strategy and discuss your thoughts with a plastic surgeon to start planning.
Find the Right Surgeon for Your Filler Injections
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bustillo can provide you with sound advice about nonsurgical and surgical procedures that may solve your aging concerns. Although he is a board certified fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he also offers nonsurgical skincare treatments at his practice. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed a fellowship at the prestigious NYU-Weill Cornell Medical College Fellowship Program. He is also a member of the Face to Face Foundation, for which he volunteers and helps victims of domestic violence. To schedule a consultation at his Miami-based office, contact Dr. Bustillo at (305) 663-3380.