What You Need to Know About Injectable Fillers | Wederm | Dermatology
What You Need to Know About Injectable Fillers

Any plan to address signs of facial aging needs to take into account the multiple structural layers of the face and how they work together to achieve facial harmony. Many of the visible signs of aging are due to volume loss. As facial tissues thin, lines become prominent and cheeks tend to look hollow. Dermal fillers can replace that lost volume and give you a more youthful look without the cost of cosmetic surgery. They are one of the safest cosmetic treatments that you can get and fill hollows, folds, lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes. Results can last from 4 months to more than a year.

Unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle to reduce wrinkles, injectable fillers plump, lift and define areas such as cheeks, chins, jawlines and temples. They fill lines and creases and are an excellent choice for lips.

To get the best results, it’s important to select the right wrinkle filler for the right kind of wrinkle. And be sure to have your injectable treatments performed by a board-certified dermatologist, especially one with an expertise in fillers. Let’s take a quick look at a couple of different types of injectable fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

This the most popular type of wrinkle filler and results can last from several months to over a year or two. Some research has shown that repeated injections of hyaluronic acid fillers may stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. Two of our most popular, longer-lasting and sophisticated hyaluronic acid fillers at Water’s Edge are Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Refyne & Defyne.

Synthetic Filler or Collagen Stimulators

These fillers are made in the lab and often deliver a longer-lasting effect. Sculptra Aesthetic is one of our most popular fillers in this category. Collagen loss is a key factor in the aging process. As skin ages, the middle layer of skin (dermis) thins due to collagen loss. This reduces the skin’s ability to retain elasticity (from elastin) and moisture (from hyaluronic acid).  Due to this loss of elastin and hyaluronic acid, the skin becomes drier, less supple, less elastic and thinner resulting in volume loss. Sculptra Aesthetic stimulates your own collagen to replenish what has been lost in a gradual process for the most natural and best results.

Because fillers can cause side effects, it’s important to work with an expert in injectables like our Dr. Bebe Pajo at Water’s Edge, who is one of the top 20 injectable Sculptra injectors in the country for her artistry and best aesthetic practices.

While there are some risks associated with fillers and some people may find they are allergic to the filler, there are things you can do to ensure that you have a positive experience.

  • Injecting fillers is a medical procedure that needs to be done with sterile instruments to protect your health and the health of your skin. It’s best to avoid having fillers injected in any location that is not a medical facility.
  • If someone offers you a filler with a price that seems too good to be true, don’t risk it. It’s important to be sure that you are receiving a quality product with the correct outcome from the right dermatologist.
  • Taking an Arnica-Bromelain supplement before and after your procedure will help with inflammation and bruising caused by fillers.
  • To help preserve the quality of your skin and your new enhancement, be sure to use a sunscreen daily.

Water’s Edge can combine dermal fillers with a wrinkle reducer to create dramatic results. Injections take just a few minutes, and you can get on with your day with absolutely no downtime.

To find out which injectable is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our cosmetic providers today. Click here to Request an Appointment.