Even though fillers aren’t permanent, there are a few things that you should consider before you get your first injection. Choosing the right type of filler as well as the right surgeon can make a world of difference to your experience and your results.
Most filler brands use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient, a substance that is naturally produced by your body. Unfortunately as you age, your natural levels of hyaluronic acid drops.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is another common filler ingredient, which is also a lot heavier than hyaluronic acid. This ingredient increases your collagen levels.
Poly-L-lactic acid is another ingredient that is used to reduce lines and wrinkles by adding more volume.
The results that you’re trying to achieve will determine which filler is best for you.
The number of fillers required
As previously mentioned, fillers are not permanent, which means that you will require more than one injection in order to maintain your new look. The frequency of these injections is dependent on the filler you’ve chosen and how quickly your body metabolises it.
Most people will go once or twice a year.
Filler side effects
Even though you won’t experience any major down time, fillers can cause a few side effects. Most patients will experience some bruising or swelling after their injections, which can be reduced with a cold compress.
If you happen to bleed quite easily, you may also experience some bleeding following your injections, which is often the case if you’re taking blood thinners or pain relievers.
There is no exact answer about how long your fillers will last. It’s usually most dependant on the type of filler you will be using. Fillers that are geared towards collagen enhancement will last the longest. Brands such as Radiesse and Sculptra fall into this category.
Lighter fillers such as Belotero will only last up until a year at the very most.
Choosing a filler professional
It’s important to be very cautious about the doctor that you choose to assist you with your fillers as they aren’t all qualified to perform this procedure effectively. It pays to do your research before you select a clinic that offers fillers as you want to work with a professional who has the right level of experience and understand the various filler options. The surgeon that you choose should ideally be a board certified facial plastic surgeon as this means that they have the right training and experience to administer fillers correctly.
If you are in the Queensland area, London Cosmetic is an injectables clinic that comes highly recommended due to their extensive experience with fillers and the exceptional results that they produce.