Filling You In: The Lowdown on Facial Fillers

Smiling WomanInjectable wrinkle fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that helps restore a patient’s youthful appearance. Facial fillers also only cost a fraction of a traditional facelift and show immediate results, making it a very attractive beauty treatment option. It is no wonder that dermal fillers have become the talk of the town — the treatment is fast, easy, and quickly adds volume to cheeks, chins, jawlines and temples for a younger and fresher appearance. What should patients have to know about the treatment before signing up, then?

Fillers Restore Volume to the Face for a Rejuvenated Appearance

Skin loses elasticity as a person ages, giving the face a haggard or shrunken appearance. On the other hand, facial fillers, a compound made out of hyaluronic acid, helps fill in deep wrinkles and adds volume to certain areas of the face. Patients can, therefore, rely on the fillers to counteract the signs of aging where it is needed the most in the face.

A “Smoother” Alternative to Botox Treatment

As they have similar results, dermal fillers can be confused with the Botox treatment. The only similarity between the two, however, is that doctors use a syringe to deliver the procedure. Each compound works differently: Botox prevents wrinkles caused by muscle contractions by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. Meanwhile, fillers smooth over wrinkles that are already there. Additionally, results from a facial filler can be seen right away, while the effects of Botox can take a few days to kick in.

Being Realistic with Expectations

Facial fillers are a minimally invasive procedure approved by the FDA, but it is still important that patients go through the treatment at a reasonable pace. Start out slowly with one injection at a time, especially for first-time users. This allows the skin to transition to a refreshed, softer version of itself. Additionally, interested patients should seek out a practitioner who is board-certified with a background in cosmetic dermatology like Dr. Leslie Gertsman to get the best results.

With thirteen years of experience transforming lives by enhancing their physical appearance, Dr. Gertsman is truly an expert in the facial cosmetic industry. She has amassed an international following of celebrities and models due to the miraculous power of her Juvederm treatment.

Contact her today to reach your aesthetic goal.