The number one thing I get told from my patients who are about to get dermal filler is…”I want it to look natural.” When I hear this I smile, knowing I would say the same exact thing if I were sitting in their position.
Dermal filler is an amazing treatment option to restore lost volume, smooth contours, enhance certain features and reverse signs of aging. It can easily take 5-10 years off a person’s face.
A lot of times people get confused about which filler to choose and they research it like crazy. There are many great fillers on the market, but it all depends on the area of the face being treated and the aesthetic goals as to which filler(s) is going to be best. This is important, however, choosing a skilled injector is what is most important. Almost any practitioner can take a weekend course to learn the basics of injecting filler and do what the name entails “fill” lines. This is what I like to call “line chasing”.
Enhancing facial beauty however, goes far beyond wrinkles and furrows. Injecting filler is a skill, an art and a science. The experience of the injector is vital. After all, it is your face we are talking about here! At LivingYoung Center our practitioners are trained in techniques that offer a full face approach that restores volume, smooths contours and enhances features naturally.
Let me give you an example of a scenario that I hear about wayyyy too often. This will help shed light on why the experience of the injector and them taking a holistic approach is so important. Just last week a patient came in to see me who used to get filler in her nasolabial folds (smile lines) from another practitioner, but had not done so in years because she said she didn’t like the results and felt as though she resembled a chipmunk afterwards. But now, those lines were bothering her so badly again she was actually considering that looking like a chipmunk may be better! This is a perfect example of the results clients get when the injector is simply line chasing. In reality what she really needed was to restore the lost volume in her cheeks which would indirectly lift the skin and lessen the depth of her smile lines. Then, if it was still needed the smile lines could be softened directly.
This approach addresses the face as a whole and achieves the best, most natural outcome, which is what we all ultimately desire right?! Her end result was proof that filler can provide natural, youth-restoring results and that you do not have to look like a chipmunk nor live with those deep, annoying smile lines.
To finish the story, this client took my recommendations and I injected according to our plan. After a short 25 minutes her treatment was finished and I had her look in the mirror. I hear this so often and smile every time too. “Wow, this is exactly what I needed! Why didn’t anyone mention this option to me before?” The difference was not necessarily in the filler chosen. It was more so dependent upon whether or not the injector took a holistic perspective and understands that the harmony of the facial features is needed in order to achieve natural looking aesthetic results.
The subtle or drastic differences that can be achieved with dermal fillers can have a profound effect on facial attractiveness. The temples, tear troughs, cheeks, nose, lips, chin and jawline are all features of the face that can tweaked slightly to create a more beautiful version of you.
Another reason I love dermal fillers is because the results are immediate. Who in this day and age does not love and appreciate instant gratification? Plus there is no knife, no surgery, minimal discomfort (at least at LivingYoung Center, thanks to our amazing, compounded rapid-acting topical numbing cream) and little to no downtime…Now can you see why I love fillers so much?!
To understand and appreciate my love and excitement about dermal fillers even more, just click here and view some before and after photos of actual LivingYoung Center clients.
P.s. We understand it can be confusing to decide which filler would be best and where it should be placed to achieve your desired results, which is why ALL our consultations at LivingYoung Center are complimentary. Whether you are a potential new client or you have been coming to us for years, we love educating you on your treatment options. Call 727-319-6884 now to reserve your appointment time and you will be one step closer to looking as good as you feel!
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