At IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL, we offer different dermal fillers so that our patients can reach their aesthetic goals during a quick, virtually painless treatment that delivers long-lasting results. Whether you’re starting to notice the effects of the aging process on your face, or you want to improve your appearance and your confidence, we can find the right filler to meet your needs so that you can both look and feel your very best.
Which Dermal Fillers Are Right for You?
The benefit of dermal fillers is that, because the products are so versatile, you aren’t limited to one specific option. There are several different filler formulations from different product lines specifically designed to treat certain areas of the face.
For that reason, it’s important that you schedule a pre-treatment consultation with an expert who can learn more about your particular areas of concern, make suggestions and recommendations, help you learn more about the fillers, the treatment process, and what you can expect.
Treating Facial Lines and Folds
If you have noticed that facial lines and folds have begun to appear on the lower and middle half of the face, those lines have most likely resulted from volume loss. These lines are different from the lines that form on the upper half of the face from repetitive muscular movements, also known as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles require a wrinkle-relaxing injectable like Botox to smooth the skin.
The facial lines and folds that form from volume loss require a thick, flexible, and natural substance that can smooth those lines and wrinkles from the inside out. A filler designed to fill lines and wrinkles can help erase these specific signs of aging.
Treating Volume Loss
Volume loss doesn’t just cause lines, folds, and wrinkles on the lower and middle half of the face, but it can also cause hollow areas to develop. Many people who begin to notice the signs of aging notice hollow areas at their temples, jawlines, and forehead.
As your skin loses hyaluronic acid and as collagen production decreases, hollow areas may begin to form. If you’ve noticed hollow areas on different areas of your face, you may benefit from a dermal filler that can restore volume to the area.
Treating Eye Wrinkles
Under-eye wrinkles can also begin to develop due to volume loss around the eyes. As you age, you may begin to notice wrinkles as well as dark circles or hollow areas. For some, dark circles and wrinkles have more to do with genetics than they do with age.
The right dermal filler can correct this aging-related concern by adding volume below the surface of the skin to help restore youth to the area, eliminate eye wrinkles, and smooth the skin. You’ll be amazed at what a difference an eye filler can make. You’ll wake up looking rested, regardless of how much sleep you got the night before.
Augmenting the Lips and Correcting Imperfections
Augmenting the lips with a dermal filler has become a popular way for women to achieve their ideal appearance. Not everyone has been born with full, voluminous lips, but now that doesn’t matter. You can augment your lips with a dermal filler and finally achieve the lips of your dreams.
Dermal fillers that are designed to correct aesthetic imperfections on the lips and enhance their size are carefully formulated with smaller-sized hyaluronic acid particles so that injectors can use precision and care when adding volume to the area yet still achieve natural-looking results.
Contouring the Cheeks
As you age, you begin to not only lose facial volume but facial fat. When this happens, your cheeks may begin to flatten and look less youthful than they used to. However, there is a solution, and with the right dermal filler, we can re-inject volume into the cheeks to shape and contour the area. One of the benefits of a cheek filler is that it delivers long-lasting results, so you’ll be able to enjoy that youthful glow for at least a year or longer.
At IV Wellness, we are proud to offer two popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler brands, Restylane and Juvederm. These collections include a variety of formulations that can augment different areas of the face and target and correct the signs of aging. Both the Restylane and Juvederm lines offer versatile fillers that can meet different aesthetic goals and aging-related concerns and deliver beautiful, subtle, and natural-looking results.
If you want to add a filler from the Juvederm or Restylane collection to your beauty routine, our experts can choose the right one for you. An initial consultation here at our office with one of our experts can help determine which option would best meet your unique goals.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that the body makes naturally to lubricate the joints, maintain the moisture content in the skin, and perform other important roles. As your body begins to produce less hyaluronic acid as you age, your skin loses volume, and the signs of aging begin to appear.
These dermal fillers offer a way for patients to restore volume with a synthetic yet natural form of hyaluronic acid right below the surface of the skin to plump, lift, and smooth different areas of the face.
Customizing Your Treatment
One of the benefits of offering different filler lines is that we can customize your treatment to meet your unique needs. You are not limited to one filler formulation but instead can use multiple to achieve your desired results.
That’s the importance of scheduling a pre-treatment consultation with an injector who can determine which single filler or combination of products can help you address each area of your face and reach your goals. We may even suggest that you use a filler from both of our brands to target different areas of the face.
The Treatment Process: What To Expect
Preparing for Your Injections
Once we confirm that this cosmetic injectable is right for you and design your treatment plan, we will provide you with some ways that you can prepare your body for your injection appointment so that you can achieve the best results. Typically, patients are asked to avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications for a few days before their appointment.
Additionally, you should also avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment and be sure to get in your workout before your appointment since you’ll be asked to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after it’s over.
Your Treatment Day
When you arrive for your appointment, if you can, show up with a clean face. If that’s not possible, our injector will cleanse your treatment area to prepare it for the injection process. The benefit of all the advancements in the cosmetic world is that many cosmetic injectables designed to restore volume to different areas of the face and body are now formulated with lidocaine.
All of the Juvederm fillers contain lidocaine, which helps promote optimal comfort during the injection process. Your injector may also apply a topical numbing solution to your skin to enhance your comfort based on your preferences and your needs. The treatment itself only takes a few minutes to complete, and once it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
Post-Treatment Care Instructions
You won’t have to plan around downtime, which is one of the reasons that patients love this treatment process so much. However, we will provide you with a detailed list of aftercare instructions so that you know how to care for your skin to ensure the best results.
Typically, you will be asked to avoid touching the treatment area, avoid intense exercise and environments that raise your body temperature, and continue to avoid blood-thinning supplements, medications, and alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment. If at any point you have any questions regarding the aftercare instructions, all you have to do is contact our office, and one of our experienced team members will help you find answers to your questions.
Another one of the benefits of this particular type of cosmetic injectable treatment is that once your injector administers the product into your target areas, you will see immediate results. You won’t have to wait for results to develop but instead can expect to see an immediate improvement in your treatment area.
When To Expect Final Results
Your initial results will be very noticeable post-treatment, but they won’t be your final results. They will continue to improve in the week following your treatment. Once injected with your chosen filler, that filler will need to settle below the surface of your skin, and that process takes approximately one week. Following the post-treatment instructions will help you be able to enjoy your final results without any interruption to the process.
How Long They Will Last
Juvederm and Restylane have created effective, natural products that deliver long-lasting results. Based on the formulation that you use to treat your specific problem area, you can expect your results the last anywhere from six months to two years. You won’t need multiple treatments to maintain your results but instead simply need to schedule a follow-up treatment once you begin to notice a change in the appearance of your treatment area.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are tired of looking in the mirror and zoning in on your problem areas or the facial imperfections that detract from your confidence, you may be a good candidate for one of these cosmetic injectables. The best candidates are adults over the age of 21 who are in good health and do not have any allergies to the ingredients in the injectable products.
Additionally, patients must be free of any type of irritation or infection in the planned injection area before qualifying for treatment. Pregnant and nursing women will not qualify for treatment until they are cleared by their doctors. If you aren’t sure which filler is right for you but are interested in learning more, a pre-treatment consultation is the best way to do just that.
Improve Your Appearance With a Dermal Fillers
You can improve your appearance and temporarily erase the signs of aging, and all it takes is a treatment here at our office with the right dermal fillers. We can design a treatment plan that uses one or more of these options to meet your needs and help you feel your best, regardless of your age. Contact us today at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL, to learn more about our cosmetic injectables and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.