When you look in the mirror, what is the first thing that you see? If you can only focus on areas of volume loss and visible aging, then it may be time to consider an aesthetic treatment that can restore your youthful appearance. At MKE Aesthetics & Wellness, we know the treatments that are most effective for restoring volume in the skin are dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
Fillers are the most common aesthetic treatment in the world. These treatments work by artificially increasing the volume of the skin in the subdermal layers, which then smooths the superficial appearance of the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more.
Some of the most effective dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based formulas. Filler formulas made with hyaluronic acid work by drawing water into the skin to increase skin volume. Hyaluronic acid is a unique molecule that can hold a thousand times its weight in water, which makes it an efficient way to naturally increase skin volume. Some research indicates that hyaluronic acid can also support the production of natural collagen.
Juvederm is the most common filler that is used to restore the appearance of the skin and improve visible signs of aging. As one of the first hyaluronic acid fillers released, this brand is trusted to produce long-lasting and dramatic anti-aging results. This filler has several different products that are designed to target volume loss in different zones of the face, including the cheeks, nasolabial area, and lips.
Restylane is another very common hyaluronic acid-based filler. This filler has a unique formulation that is firmer, which allows for more subtle anti-aging results. In other words, when this filler is injected into the skin, it will remain static until the formula breaks down. This product is also commonly used on the mid-face and can be used to contour lips. Some people also use Restylane to restore lost volume on the back of the hands.
Which Injectable Is Ideal for You?
Selecting the injectable that is ideal for you will depend on your specific aesthetic concerns. Because each of these products has several formula options, your treatment will be customized to meet your exact aesthetic goals. Some formulas are ideal for smoothing the appearance of lines, while others are more ideal for restoring hollow areas of the face.
We will be able to help you select your ideal injectable during your consultation appointment. The consultation will allow us to examine the condition of your skin and assess which filler will have the best performance for your goals.
Can You Combine This Treatment?
Yes, you can combine this treatment with other injectable treatments or other aesthetic treatments. You can use neurotoxins like Botox to address different wrinkles on your face that may not be treated with a volumizing injectable.
These treatments are also commonly combined with facials or other treatments that address superficial concerns such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation, redness, dry and dull skin, rough skin, sun damage, and more. By combining different aesthetic treatments, you can meet all of your aesthetic goals at one time.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Your appointments will usually take 20 to 30 minutes. Some injectables are formulated with lidocaine, a topical numbing agent that will keep your skin comfortable during and after your treatment. We can also discuss the use of a topical numbing cream before your treatment to make injections more comfortable.
Usually, a single syringe is enough to volumize the skin. Some products are sold in half-syringe measures, which may be ideal for those who have mild concerns or only want to treat localized areas, such as acne scars.
How Quickly Will You See Results?
You will usually be able to see the results of your treatment within three to five days of your appointment. The results of these treatments develop quickly once the filler has settled in the skin and the formula begins to draw water to the subdermal layers. By drinking plenty of water after your appointment, you may be able to see faster results.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of these filler treatments can last for several months to over a year. On average, most people should expect results that last for 12 to 18 months when these treatments are used in the mid-face to smooth lines and increase volume. When the injectables are used in the lips or on the back of the hands, the results may only last for six to nine months.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you are over the age of 21 and you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in these injectable treatments, then you are likely a good candidate for these filler treatments. These treatments are used by people of all ages, skin types, and skin tones. Hyaluronic acid treatments are sometimes considered hypoallergenic, so even if you have sensitive skin or certain allergies, you may still be able to use this treatment.
Restore Skin Volume
When you look at yourself in the mirror, you should always be satisfied by what you see. If the appearance of hollow cheeks, skin laxity, and wrinkles are sinking your self-confidence, then using injectable treatments to reverse visible aging may be a good idea. The results of these treatments can last for over a year at a time and most people are considered good candidates. Contact us at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness today to schedule your consultation.