What Are Fillers?
If you're looking for a nonsurgical way to achieve a youthful or enhanced look, fillers are a phenomenal option. Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injection that uses a special formula (a synthetic version of the hyaluronic acid within our own skin) to fill in areas of the face or body. Fillers can be used to smooth out dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, or near the laugh lines. They can also be used to add plumpness to the lips and cheeks, as well as the hands. Our team at Gard Wellness Solutions has a thorough understanding of cosmetic injections and will develop a personalized treatment plan that achieves your goals using effective nonsurgical techniques. If you're interested in fillers and how they can transform your appearance, contact our office in West Palm Beach, FL.
What Are The Benefits Of Fillers?
Dermal fillers offer a wide range of great benefits to revitalize, enhance, and rejuvenate your look, including:
- Smoothing lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Enhancing the lips, cheeks, and more
- Stimulating new collagen production
- Supporting skin health and appearance
- Results are fast, natural-looking, and long-lasting
- No surgery or scarring
- No downtime
Am I A Candidate For Dermal Fillers?
The best candidates for dermal fillers are those seeking to enhance their features (lips and cheeks) or decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without having a surgical facelift. Often, those with significant signs of aging or who have recently lost a significant amount of weight have spots on their face that are sunken in or uneven. These attributes make them great candidates for injectable fillers. They are also a great option for men and women who do not want to risk the costs, recovery time and scarring that can occur following a surgical facelift.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Depending on the type of formula used, some fillers can last up to a year with most lasting between 3 – 6 months. In many cases, brands of dermal fillers come out with many different formula types to suit different areas of the body. For example, a filler needed to smooth out forehead wrinkles doesn't need to be as thick or durable as a filler intended to add volume to the cheeks. Your injector at Gard Wellness Solutions will discuss how long you can expect your results to last and schedule follow-up appointments to accommodate.
Dermal Fillers FAQ
Are dermal fillers safe?
Yes, dermal fillers are generally considered to be very safe, especially when done by experienced aesthetic professionals like our team at Gard Wellness Solutions. A 2019 study found hyaluronic acid fillers to be an effective and safe treatment.
Does getting dermal fillers hurt?
While some patients may experience mild discomfort during the injection, most don't find it painful. The needles used for the injections are very small and fine grade — much smaller than the needles used for a flu shot. After the fillers are injected some patients may experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, or soreness at the injection sites, but this usually goes away within a few hours to a couple of days.
How often should you get dermal fillers?
The results for each person are unique, but most people can expect to need a maintenance dermal filler injection about every 6 — 9 months.
What are the most common ingredients in dermal fillers?
Depending on the type of dermal filler, they typically include one or a combination of:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
- Polylactic acid
- PMMA (Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres)
Get A Youthful Contour
Dermal fillers are highly versatile for patients with a wide range of needs and goals. If you're looking to improve your appearance nonsurgically, they can be great to give you an idea of the look you're hoping for. Our team at Gard Wellness Solutions uses their clinical expertise to place the fillers precisely to produce your best results.