Dermal fillers are one of the most ideal treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and can also help restore volume to your face. Dermal filler treatments are non-surgical and convenient, and can be performed within just a few minutes so you can return to your usual daily activities immediately after your appointment. Dermal fillers can restore youth to your overall appearance, and help reverse some signs of aging.
Just like Botox and other injectable treatments, dermal fillers are not permanent, meaning you may have to return to your cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician in the future for further injections. Most dermal fillers usually produce results that last between several months and two years, depending on how well you care for your body and health. Over time, the ingredients in dermal fillers will break down and leave your body; however, there are steps you can take on your own to prolong the results of your dermal filler treatment for as long as possible.
Consult with your cosmetic surgeon
Before making the final decision to have dermal filler treatment, consult with your cosmetic surgeon to verify that dermal fillers will help you achieve your ideal look. In some cases, your cosmetic surgeon may suggest alternate cosmetic treatments that can help you look more youthful, such as a facelift, brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, a Monarch mini facelift, or other facial rejuvenation treatments.
At the time of your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will ask you to provide a list of all medications you’re currently taking to verify whether they’ll interfere with dermal filler treatment. Some medications could cause the effects of dermal fillers to wear off earlier than usual. If you’re unable to stop taking certain medications, keep in mind that you may be required to return to the clinic more frequently for additional dermal filler injections.
Juvéderm and Radiesse treatments
Juvéderm is a dermal filler that can help eliminate and reduce signs of skin creases and deep wrinkles by adding volume to your skin, and has been deemed especially effective at treating areas around the nose and mouth. Juvéderm treatment generally lasts about six months depending on where you receive injections. It is great for superficial wrinkles and lip augmentation.
Radiesse is another dermal filler brand that can help eliminate and reduce signs of wrinkles and skin folds by stimulating collagen. The benefits of Radiesse include a longer life span of nine to twelve months. Similar to Juvéderm, it uses non-toxic, non-allergenic ingredients that result in very little recovery time. It is great for rejuvenating the the cheeks, the nasolabial folds and the jawline.
Practice healthy lifestyle habits
To get the most out of your dermal filler treatments, it’s important that you take care of your health so your skin and body can respond better to treatment. Consume a diet rich in healthy, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. These types of foods contain a high amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients that can help keep your skin looking youthful and in good health. Additionally, refrain from smoking or consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. Smoking can accelerate the aging process, while alcohol can dehydrate your skin and make fine lines and wrinkles stand out even more.
Are you interested in having one or more cosmetic treatments to improve your confidence and physical appearance? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments.