Lately, it seems like everyone – celebrities and everyday people alike – are talking about how cosmetic fillers can turn back the clock on aging. But are fillers really the anti-aging treatment you’ve been searching for?
As it turns out, fillers might just be the not-so-secret weapon you need to restore a fresh-faced, youthful appearance, no surgery required. But first, you should understand exactly how fillers work, what to expect from fillers, and how to know if fillers are right for you.
We’re going to cover the six most important things to know about fillers, making it easy to make a confident and informed decision. And of course, if you still have questions we don’t address here, feel free to contact our team – that’s what Ehormones MD is here for.
What to Know Before You Try Fillers
1. Fillers are a diverse category of injectable cosmetic treatments.
Often referred to as dermal fillers or cosmetic injectables, fillers are a non-invasive treatment option with a versatile range of purposes. Fillers come in many different forms, though most share a gel-like texture. There are various FDA-approved cosmetic fillers, some of which are made using substances that are already naturally produced by your body.
So, how do fillers work? Although each filler is slightly different, they generally have the same basic purpose: they literally fill the targeted area to create added volume. As a result, wrinkles are less noticeable and certain features can be enhanced or subtly altered.
2. Cosmetic fillers come in a wide variety of forms, each one with its own distinct characteristics – and fillers are not the same thing as Botox®.
There are many types of dermal fillers, including products such as:
Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve with fillers, there will likely be specific options that are best suited for your goals. In fact, even two individuals with similar goals might not benefit from the exact same filler. This makes it very important to schedule a consultation with a trusted professional.
It’s a common misconception that Botox is a cosmetic filler. However, even though Botox is administered via injection, it works differently than fillers. Whereas Botox works by relaxing your facial muscles to reduce the appearance and development of wrinkles, dermal fillers are used to actually fill in wrinkles or add volume.
In the debate of Botox vs. fillers, there’s not one that’s better than the other. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference – both can offer fantastic results.
3. Fillers can serve many different purposes.
Most people think of fillers as an anti-aging treatment, but they can actually be an effective option for achieving a variety of cosmetic goals. Injectable fillers can be used to:
- Soften wrinkles and fine lines to make them less noticeable
- Restore volume, which is often lost as we age
- Enhance natural facial contours
- Add definition to certain facial features
- Balance facial symmetry
- Help reduce the appearance of scars
- Add subtle (or dramatic) volume to lips
4. A surprising majority of people are a great candidate for fillers.
One of the reasons that fillers are so popular is that they are a suitable cosmetic treatment for so many different people. When administered by a skilled and trained injector, fillers can be precisely customized to suit your unique goals and preferences.
Fillers are widely preferred by individuals searching for effective anti-aging options, particularly those that are not prepared for invasive surgeries or procedures. You can also use fillers to enhance specific features, whether that means highlighting your favorite feature or subtly enhancing/correcting the appearance of another.
5. A consistent self-care routine that includes fillers can be a proactive way to fight the visible signs of aging, no matter how old you are.
There’s no question that fillers can be an effective method for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but did you know that they can help stop wrinkles even before they start? Because fillers can help slow down the natural loss of volume and reduce skin sagging, many patients discover that they are a great way to delay the development of wrinkles.
In fact, many of our patients begin a regimen of fillers as early as their 30s, aiming to lessen their need for anti-aging treatments in the future.
6. Choosing the right injector makes a world of difference.
You may often see discounts for fillers in your area, or services offered by various doctors’ or dentists’ office. But proceed with caution – subpar fillers and unskilled injectors can leave you with a myriad of complications, ranging from misplaced filler and unsymmetrical results to risky complications.
Explore Your Best Anti-Aging Options from Ehormones MD
Thanks to anti-aging medicine, it’s easier than ever to age gracefully and beautifully – and look and feel your best along the way! Ehormones MD is a trusted nationwide provider of cosmetic fillers and other anti-aging treatments, empowering our patients to reclaim their confidence, happiness, and health.
Schedule your consultation to learn more about our advanced age management options today!
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