As popularity of dermal fillers grow, many are discovering them for the first time. Trusted providers such as Sculpt Spa Las Vegas have earned a strong credibility thanks to huge client satisfaction and high standards. People who are uninformed to the benefits of fillers, what can be expected of them and at what point they should be considered, may be timid to inquire.
Fear not. Here we provide the key “what”, “when” and “how” of dermal fillers. To coin the old saying: “everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.”
Injectables are the new minimally invasive, high-return beauty secret that nobody’s talking about, but everyone’s using. Some of the more popular uses of injectables are to improve the appearance of wrinkles, contour certain areas of the face and hands and offer more structure to desired areas.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features
The fillers administered at Sculpt Spa Las Vegas contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and are from Galderma’s Restylane line. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Sculpt Spa’s menu of injectables include:
- Restylane Kysse is a lip filler that adds volume, smooths upper lip lines for up to one year, and enhances lip color.
- Restylane-L® plumps the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) or into your lips for patients over the age of 21 for lip enhancement.
- Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks, midface area, and the back of the hands to help complete your aesthetic look — for face and hands.
- Restylane Contour is a gel implant injected into specific areas of facial tissue.
- Restylane Refyne is intended to soften moderate lines and provide moderate lifting.
- Restylane Defyne is designed to address deep lines and folds and volume loss. It helpd support your facial expressions—for natural-looking results that help maintain your natural movement.
Patients often ask us when they should start injections of dermal fillers.
The “when” should not be determined by your age, but rather, when you see a need for preventative maintenance. Your face is an organic living canvas, and as an artist, you may want to make tweaks and enhancements over time. You don’t want to wait until you are frustrated and desire a complete “do over.” As your face moves in various expressions, it will create lines as you make that expression. If those lines, or remnants of them, stay in your skin after your face has stopped making that expression, it may be time to consider an injectable. Some clients in their twenties choose to start even before lines start appearing and prevent them from occurring at all. Your body starts to lose bone and collagen around age 26, so that approach has solid rationale behind it.
Those starting earlier will require less product than if they had waited until their mid-50s. They also maintain their youthful appearance consistently instead of exhibiting a dramatic change suddenly at an older age which can bring unwanted attention and curiosity.
Generally, as problem lines occur, you handle them, and keep your condition optimal. Your injection process therefore becomes one of routine maintenance from the start.
What’s the magic behind injectables? Injectables work by adding volume to specific areas or freezing muscles that cause tension or lines from extensive motion. The great news is that most everyone can incorporate injections into their beauty routine, for a minor touch-up or definite improvement.
Restylane is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin. At times, patients can experience some mild bruising, but there are ways you can minimize the likelihood of this happening. For example, it’s recommended that you avoid exercise on the day of treatment. Also, research has proven that it is best to stay away from medications and foods that will increase the risk of bruising for up to a week before getting the injections. These include fish oil, vitamin E, aspirin, and some Chinese herbs such as Ginkgo Biloba. And if you consume alcohol, hold off on that cocktail or glass of wine on the day before and on the day of the treatment. If you do end up bruising, it should fade within a couple of days. Otherwise, you should be able to return to your daily routine promptly.
A major perk of injectables is getting results that are essentially instantaneous. After a few short days, you’ll have a clear idea of how injectables work best for you.
As a follow up, it is important to practice healthy lifestyle habits. In addition to following the proper anti-aging skin care routine, making healthy lifestyle changes can have a considerable impact on your skin’s health and appearance, in turn, helping to prolong your filler results.
Las Vegas Lip Fillers For You At Sculpt Spa
Sculpt Spa offers its services in a serene, nonjudgmental spa setting. With additional services including BODY CONTOURING, NAD+, and VITAMIN INJECTIONS, we are the ideal place for making a new you. TALK TO A SCULPT SPA PRO TODAY about our injections and more!