The beauty industry is constantly changing.
Sometimes, that change is subtle and slow. Sometimes, it’s abrupt and dramatic. And sometimes, it happens so fast that you can barely keep up with the news of new products and treatments before they’re off the market again.
In the past few years, facial fillers have become one of the most popular ways to get “permanent” results from cosmetic procedures. They can be used in various ways and with different goals: to increase the volume of your lips, cheeks, or even your entire face.
But what are they exactly? And what makes them so appealing? Read on to find out!
What is facial filler treatment?
Facial fillers are injectable treatments that can temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds. They’re also used to correct uneven skin tone, add volume to lips and cheeks, and smooth out scars.
Facial fillers can be used on the face, neck, chest, or hands.
What is a facial filler made of?
Facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body and many fruits and vegetables. It’s also used in many other medical treatments, including eye surgery, joint injections, and as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Hyaluronic acid has been used for decades to treat wrinkles around the eyes because it can help restore volume to your skin by filling out creases and lines.
How does it work?
Facial fillers are injected into the skin to plump wrinkles, reduce lines and create a youthful appearance. The filler is then absorbed by your body and incorporated into the skin, which heals over it in time. This natural process helps smooth out wrinkles and other imperfections in your face so that you look younger.
How long will it last?
The length of time your filler treatment will last depends on the product used and the amount injected. Injections are usually done in multiple sessions, each lasting about an hour. The results can last up to 2 years for some products, while other fillers have been shown to last up to 5 years!
Why are these popular treatments?
Facial fillers are popular because they’re simple and effective. They can be used to treat a variety of issues, including wrinkles, drooping skin, and scars.
In addition to being quick and easy to use, they’re also relatively affordable compared to other cosmetic procedures such as surgery or laser treatments. Facial fillers are an excellent option for those looking younger without invasive surgery or invasive treatments like lasers or IPLs (intense pulsed light).
Where can they be used?
Facial fillers can fill deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and hollows under the eyes. They’re also great for filling in lips and other cosmetic procedures like improving the shape of your nose or removing cellulite.
Facial fillers can smooth wrinkles, even out skin tone, and more.
Facial fillers can be used to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging. Facial fillers are effective for people with skin not responding to other treatments, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels. They can also treat areas other than the face, such as hands, neck and chest.
Facial fillers increase collagen production in the dermis (the middle layer of your skin), leading to more elasticity and firmness in your facial tissue over time. Collagen makes up about 30 percent of our bodies’ total protein content, so it’s no surprise that this compound prevents wrinkles from forming.
Benefits of Facial Filler Treatment
When deciding to get a facial filler treatment, there are many benefits that you can enjoy. Facial fillers provide natural-looking results and long-lasting results with minimal downtime. They can correct the signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance.
Fillers are also less invasive than surgery, which means they will not leave scars on your face but still provide similar benefits as plastic surgery.
Facial filler treatments are less invasive than other cosmetic procedures. The injections are done with a needle, and no incisions, stitches or anesthesia are needed. This means you can return to your routine immediately- no downtime.
Because it’s minimally invasive, facial filler treatments also carry less risk of infection than other types of cosmetic surgery.
Provides Natural Looking Results
The filler is injected into the skin to provide a more natural look. The results are subtle and long-lasting. The treatment itself is not permanent but will last for several years if you properly take care of your skin.
It can be performed in the office without needing an overnight hospital stay. This is a massive benefit if you’re concerned about missing work or having to take time off from your busy schedule.
Unlike other treatments that require general anesthesia, facial filler treatment does not require general anesthesia or sedation because there’s no risk of bleeding or infection associated with its use.
Facial filler treatment is a minimally invasive procedure. It’s less invasive than a facelift, which requires general anesthesia and an incision along the hairline. In facial filler treatment, local anesthesia will be used to numb your face before we inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid gel into areas where volume has been lost due to age or weight loss.
Some factors determine whether you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment:
- You must be at least 18 years old and in good health (no active infections or allergies)
- Your skin must have sufficient elasticity so that it can bounce back after being stretched out (for example: if you’ve had previous surgeries or laser treatments)
More Affordable Than a Facelift
Unlike a facelift, facial fillers can be done in a doctor’s office. They’re also less expensive than a facelift and last longer. Facial fillers are quick and easy to administer–they take just minutes to apply, and you’ll see the results immediately.
Facial filler treatments are becoming more popular and for a good reason. They’re minimally invasive and can provide natural-looking results with minimal downtime. Facelifts are still a great option if you have loose skin, but facial fillers can help reduce wrinkles, improve expression lines, or even add fullness to your cheeks or lips.
When it comes to facial filler services, Central Oregon Aesthetics has got you covered.
We’ve got the solution for any wrinkle or crease between you and a perfect complexion. We’re dedicated to making sure you love how you look—and we’re always trying new approaches to make that happen.