When you are looking for treatments for aging skin, you want something that can get you back to your normal life as soon as possible while offering real results. Filler injections are extremely popular right now among people seeking immediate results with no need for extensive downtime. These products can rival some forms of cosmetic surgery in their effects. They have even helped people postpone surgery or extend the effects of previous surgeries.
What are Filler Injections?
Medically known as dermal fillers, filler injections are a wide range of products consisting of an active ingredient mixed within a gel that is injected into the face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. One of the most common ingredients found in fillers is hyaluronic acid. The type of filler that would work best for you can be determined at your consultation.
Are They the Same as BOTOX®?
No. The two treatments are very different, although they both involve injections. BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, while fillers normally work by enhancing facial skin volume and hydration.
What are the Benefits of Fillers?
One of the main benefits of undergoing a treatment with fillers is that you normally obtain immediate results with some continuing improvement over the days and weeks after your treatment. Another advantage to this form of treatment is that filler injections offer a very natural result, in contrast to certain other procedures that lead to results that may appear too drastic or unnatural to some. Most of these products contain natural ingredients or those that closely mimic them. So we are normally just replacing substances that have been depleted due to the aging process.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that tends to become depleted as you grow older. A filler treatment can rectify this imbalance and go to work to immediately been attracting moisture into your skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
How Long Do the Results Last?
There is no one answer to this question, since every product is different. Generally, filler injections can last for months to a year or more. When they become fully metabolized by your body, you will require follow-up injections for the maintenance of results.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Filler Injections?
To determine if you would make a suitable candidate for filler injections, please feel free to book an appointment at Northstate Plastic Surgery in Chico, CA. We would be more than happy to make this determination for you. Contact our office today to set up a consultation!