Hands up! Who wants to have that rested, “Have you been on vacation?” look 🙋♀️? Well then, facial filler is definitely your friend! The beauty of this treatment, when done by someone with experience and extensive training (yes, like our own Dr. Madsen 😉 is that its power is in its subtlety.
Often when people think about “plumping” up their cheeks or lips with filler scary thoughts of big duck lips or puffy-looking faces come to mind. Unless that’s your thing—this is not the usual goal! Rather, filler is all about restoring the former glory of your features or enhancing your natural appearance by smoothing out those pesky lines. Here are our top reasons why we think filler is your friend and that explains why it’s one of our most highly sought-after aesthetic treatments:
1. Gives Skin a Naturally Plump, Hydrated Look
Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid in facial filler is what gives skin a plump, hydrated look. Only injectable hyaluronic acid (not creams or serums sorry ladies and gents!)) can restore lost volume and once injected it can even work to replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid—which reduces with age.
2. Instantly Lessens Lines & Smooths Wrinkles
Skin is held tight by a combination of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. This is what creates a kind of meshwork under the skin surface to keep it smooth and firm. With age that underlying support structure starts to weaken. Injecting facial filler (whether to your lips, cheeks, around the mouth or between your eyebrows) helps to fill this thinned-out meshwork, eradicating lines and smoothing wrinkles.
3. Increases Your Body’s Collagen Production Over Time
Not only do facial fillers instantly plump up your skin, but they have also been shown to boost your own natural collagen production—which is the substance that keeps tissues firm and skin elastic. As we age, this process slows down and facial fillers are one of the most effective ways to kickstart it again.
4. You’ll See and Feel Instant Results (That are Long-Lasting!)
In our clinical experience, we have seen the correction achieved with facial fillers last six months to two years depending on the type of facial filler used. So one visit can give you a lasting result depending on the location of the injection and how quickly your body breaks down the hyaluronic acid.
5. Made From a Natural Substance Already In Your Body
Most facial fillers (the type we use at New Image) are made of a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that already exists in your body. The injected filler provides volume and fullness to your facial features. Plus, facial fillers are biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
So, facial filler is one of our favorite treatments to do for clients and now you can see why! But I must end with a final word on this: it does matter who does your facial filler. Do your research and make sure that you find someone with the appropriate training and certifications (and yes, Dr. Madsen is a certified provider of facial fillers).
Facial filler is most certainly an art form and, when expertly injected, should leave you with a natural, youthful look that leaves you feeling refreshed and beautiful once again.
This month, say hi to an old friend or make a new one with facial filler! You’ll be glad you did!