The holiday season is an opportune time to reconnect with family and long-time friends, but the signs of aging that creep up on us can sometimes make us feel less confident and older than our true years. Natural-looking fillers are a safe, non-invasive treatment for those who want to turn back the clock this holiday season and reduce signs of aging.
Here’s more about how natural-looking fillers work, and why you should consider treating yourself to this self-care procedure over the holidays.
What Do Natural-Looking Fillers Do?
Also known as dermal fillers, natural-looking fillers are injectable treatments that help reduce signs of aging. These injectable formulas can fill in facial wrinkles and creases, and plump the skin in areas that may look hollow and thinned out.
Natural-looking fillers contain hyaluronic acid and other nourishing ingredients that can make your skin look more youthful. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps your tissues stay moist and lubricated—particularly the tissues in your skin. As we age, our bodies start producing less hyaluronic acid, which contributes to the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. However, dermal fillers and healthy lifestyle behaviors can often help our bodies maintain their levels of hyaluronic acid to ward off signs of aging.
Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft are all hyaluronic acid-based fillers that can be injected into certain parts of the face to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. Each of these formulas works slightly differently and treats different areas of the face. One of our skilled injectors can recommend the best dermal filler for you based on what you hope to achieve with treatment.
When Is the Best Time to Get Natural-Looking Fillers?
Natural-looking fillers are a non-invasive procedure that requires no preparation or downtime—meaning you can receive this treatment at any time and immediately resume normal activities. However, results from dermal fillers may not be completely noticeable for two to four weeks following treatment. If your goal is to see results from your injectables before Christmas or New Year’s Eve, you may want to schedule your appointment in November or at the beginning of December.
Dermal fillers are less invasive than many other cosmetic rejuvenation procedures, but may still produce redness, swelling, and minor bruising at the injection site for several days. If you receive dermal filler treatment before the holidays, your injection specialist can provide you with tips on how to accelerate your healing and recovery time.
How Long Do Results of Dermal Fillers Last?
The results of dermal filler treatment can last between six and 18 months based on factors such as the formula being used, the areas of the face being treated, and lifestyle behaviors. Juvederm results usually last between six and 12 months, while Juvederm Voluma results can last up to two years. Results from Restylane and Restylane Lyft may last anywhere between six and 18 months.
To get the best results from your natural-looking fillers, drink plenty of water to keep your skin plump and hydrated, and avoid spending an excessive amount of time in the sun. Exercise regularly, and eat lots of healthful foods like fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamins that can nourish and hydrate your skin. Your injection specialist can also recommend quality skincare products with ingredients like vitamins C and E that can prolong the results of dermal filler treatment.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for Dermal Fillers?
Ideal candidates for dermal fillers will be anyone aged 21 or older who wants to reduce signs of aging including facial lines, shallow contours, and dark under-eye circles. Candidates must also be non-smokers, in good physical health, and committed to maintaining optimal skin health through nutrition, hygiene, and the use of quality skincare products.
If your goal is to turn back the clock with dermal fillers this holiday season, schedule a free consultation with one of our injection specialists. We can evaluate your appearance and recommend the best dermal filler treatment for you based on the results you hope to achieve. Dermal fillers can also be combined with one or more other rejuvenation treatments such as microneedling or skin tightening to help you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Where to Get Natural-Looking Fillers
Parfaire Medical Aesthetics in Pasadena, CA, offers natural-looking fillers including Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane. Call us today at 626-542-1107 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation and learn more about dermal fillers and our many other cosmetic rejuvenation treatments.