No one wants to age but unfortunately wrinkles and other signs of aging are something we naturally have to deal with. However, if you want to have the same skin as you did in your youth, then maybe fillers are for you. But before you book an appointment, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Here’s everything you need to know about fillers.
What are Fillers
Fillers are injected into the skin, and they’re a gel-like substance that helps to change the skin’s appearance. They work by being injected underneath the skin, which usually stretches it out and allows for a wrinkle-less surface. You might also get fillers injected in other sites, like in your lips, if you want to make them plumper or generally more appealing.
Typically, fillers are a cosmetic procedure, meaning that there aren’t particular health benefits from receiving them. Most of the benefits are cosmetic, allowing you to feel more comfortable in your own skin and getting that needed extra confidence.
What are they for?
Fillers are best for people who are conscious of the more visible aspects of aging. Most notably, fillers are excellent at handling wrinkles and making your skin appear more youthful. You can also get them injected into things like your lips, which people of all ages might do if they want their lips or skin to appear more plump, smooth, or bigger in size…
How do they work?
Before we can talk about the permanence of fillers, we have to first look into how they work. Fillers are typically made with hyaluronic acid, which is something that naturally occurs in your skin. Once we’ve established where you want the fillers injected, we will talk you through the major points of the procedure.
From there, the hyaluronic acid-based filler will be injected into the area you desire. Fillers are injected underneath the skin, causing the surface to stretch out and allowing your wrinkles to spread out and disappear.
Are they permanent? How long do they last?
Most FDA-approved fillers are not permanent. Since we only promote FDA-approved variants (and they’re the only options you should choose), you’ll have to keep coming back for repeat treatments when the effects wear off. Luckily, you will get somewhere between 9 to 24 months of use out of one filler treatment, so it’s not something you’ll need to do often.
Fillers break down over time because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid in your body. Because of this, your body works to break down the acid, just like it would any other type of acid present in your body. It’s part of the natural process. Given enough time, your body will have completely broken down the hyaluronic acid in the fillers, leaving your skin looking the same way it did before you had them in.
It’s not dangerous to allow your fillers to break down, so don’t worry about that. It’s just something that has to happen as your body adapts to them.
So, fillers aren’t permanent, but you still get between 6 to 12 months out of them when they’re applied correctly. If they’re something you’re interested in, it’s time to discuss the options with your doctor.
If you’re ready for younger looking skin and you want to try out fillers, then why not book an appointment with Glow Aesthetic Center in Encino, CA today.
At Glow Aesthetic Center in Encino, we strive to provide the best possible treatment. Call (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our Contact or Book an Appointment pages to schedule a consultation. You’re just one quick call away from incredible skin that you’ll love!