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Wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful appearance for a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift. Most treatments take less than 30 minutes, and the results can last anywhere from four months to nearly a year!

You can also use fillers to plump and lift cheekbones, chins, jawlines, eyebrows, and even sagging hands. The procedure is quick and easy. However, all wrinkle fillers carry the risk of side effects, including the possibility of an allergic reaction. Could you benefit from dermal fillers? To help you decide if this procedure is right for you, here are five things that you should consider. 

Important Facts About Dermal Fillers

1. The benefits of dermal fillers extend beyond wrinkles!

While dermal fillers are commonly referred to as “wrinkle fillers,” they are capable of so much more! The following are a few common problems that dermal fillers can help with:

  • Restoring volume to sunken cheeks and temples
  • Smoothing lines around the nose and mouth
  • Improving facial symmetry
  • Ridding your chin of creases
  • Plumping and defining your lips

2. Dermal fillers come in a variety of options

The various dermal fillers are designed to combat different signs of aging. Drip Med Spa, we use dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Today, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used dermal filler on the market because of its moisturizing, volume-enhancing, and elasticity-enhancing properties.

Dermal fillers we offer at Drip Med Spa include:

Dysport

Many experts in the field of cosmetic dermatology have observed Dysport’s benefits. In addition to giving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines a magical, almost immediate improvement, it is also used as a prescription treatment for a variety of other conditions.

In addition to jaw-pronouncing treatments, Dysport can also treat excessive sweating in the armpits (also known as axillary hyperhidrosis) and reduce the appearance of neck cords. It is also a popular option for slimming the face by injecting it into the masseter muscle to decrease its size.

Here are a few other benefits of Dysport:

  • Reduces the appearance of Glabellar lines
  • Prevents new wrinkles from forming
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Provides natural-looking results almost immediately

Juvederm

FDA-approved Juvederm Ultra filler injectables are used for cosmetic purposes to reduce creases and wrinkles on the face.

With one treatment of Juvederm Ultra Plus, you can achieve optimal results that will last between 9 and 18 months. Results will also be dependent on how concentrated the treatment is since higher concentrations of hyaluronic acid will result in a longer-lasting effect.

Additionally, Juvederm Ultra products contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Within seconds, it numbs the area being treated. There are numerous Juvederm products available to meet the specific needs of clients and address specific areas of the face, contact us today to find the right version for you.

Restylane

Currently, it is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for your face and hands. This filler adds natural-looking volume to your cheeks and hands. As a result, your face and hands will appear smoother and plumper.

Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler that is safe and dissolvable. A great benefit about this type of filler is that you can have it applied to your cheeks and hands during the same appointment.

RHA

The RHA® Collection of hyaluronic acid fillers is the only FDA-approved collection of hyaluronic acid fillers for dynamic folds and wrinkles. The active ingredient in RHA® is hyaluronic acid. However, since it’s manufactured differently, RHA® isn’t like other HA dermal fillers. This product has a gentle manufacturing process. The natural structure of the HA is preserved during this process, allowing it to replicate the structure of HA found in your skin. RHA® is the latest evolution in HA filler technology, with the ability to perform in the most dynamic areas of the face without looking stiff or unnatural.

3. A dermal filler is not the same as an injectable.

These are the key differences between fillers and injectables:

Injectables: A cosmetic injectable such as Botox stops creases and wrinkles by freezing muscles. They often appear around the eyes and on the forehead.

Dermal Fillers: A dermal filler enhances or plumps areas where volume or smoothness has been lost. In general, they are used to treat wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and sagging cheeks. They can also be used to smooth out forehead wrinkles, scars, and other areas that require more volume.

Longevity: The effects of cosmetic injectables last about three to four months. Based on the type of filler that is used, dermal fillers can last anywhere between four months and a year.

4. Not all providers and fillers are the same.

As with selecting a provider for a surgical procedure, selecting an injectable provider requires research and scrutiny. To ensure a safe and effective non-surgical filler treatment, specific training, skill, and knowledge are required. Providers of fillers should have in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, a skilled aesthetic eye, as well as precision and skill.

At Drip Med Spa, we are proud to have Mary Tatar RN, BSN, our certified nurse injector. Mary has been a registered nurse for 43 years, specializing in Botox, HA fillers, and skincare. She has worked in some of Baltimore’s most well-known practices. Mary is a fantastic addition to the team! Come in for a consultation and learn how Mary can enhance your beauty and confidence!

5. As with any procedure, there are risks to consider.

It is always important to discuss with your physician the risks associated with a procedure and so you can feel good knowing you are making a well-educated decision. Dermal fillers are considered safe, effective options for age-related concerns, and rarely cause severe complications. However, some of the rare side effects associated with dermal fillers include:

  • Exacerbations of the skin that resemble acne
  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding from the injection site
  • Mild bruising
  • A wound or possible scarring
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Rash or skin irritation
  • Swelling

Consult with a professional at Drip Med Spa today to help you understand the benefits and risks, and find the right treatment for you.

Don’t Miss Our Black Friday Deals

Give yourself the self-care you deserve and look absolutely glowing this holiday season with our exclusive Black Friday Specials. We are running discounts when you schedule dermal fillers and Botox during the same visit, so contact us or visit us on Instagram to see what specials are coming to our clinic next!

Drip Med Spa has been at the forefront of anti-aging solutions, providing effective treatments personalized for each patient to minimize their specific age-related concerns. Contact us to book your treatment today!

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