Aging is something that happens naturally to all of us, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a process that will excite you or that you’ll be happy with the lines, wrinkles, or loss of volume in the cheeks and lips that could potentially come with it.
If you’re dealing with the negative effects of aging, getting a dermal filler may be an option for you. Given how many fillers there are, however, it may be a difficult process to choose which one is right for you.
Fortunately, choosing the right dermal filler isn’t as hard as it may seem as long as you have a clear idea of what your goals are and what you would like to achieve from the filler.
What’s Your Goal?
When considering the variety of dermal fillers available, it’s most important to determine what exactly your goals are. In other words, you need to know what you want the filler to do and what you would like to get out of the treatment.
In general, fillers can be used to for a few different reasons. For example, they can “fill in” lines and wrinkles that form as a result of aging and collagen loss. In addition, they can add volume to certain areas such as the lips or the cheeks, while also, in some cases, firming up areas that have begun to look loose.
The reason you’re considering using a filler will likely determine which filler to use. If you’re looking to fill in very fine lines, for instance, a filler made up of a very thin form of hyaluronic acid such as Belotero would be a smart option.
If you’re looking to add volume to the cheek area, however, a thicker filler such as Juvederm Voluma would make more sense. Juvederm, Volbella, on the other hand, is designed specifically to address the lips.
How Long Do You Want Results To Last?
When choosing a filler, it’s also important to consider how long you’d like the results to last, as some fillers only last for a few months while others can potentially last for a couple of years.
For example, lip fillers typically only last for a few months, but certain ones like Volbella can last for up to a year. If you’re not certain as to how you’ll enjoy having fuller lips, it may not make sense to go with a long-lasting one like Volbella.
In terms of timetables, you should also consider that some fillers provide immediate results, while others provide results that develop more gradually over time.
How Many Treatments Do You Want?
The amount of treatments you would like to receive is a factor to consider as well.
Fillers can be combined to acquire a more rejuvenated look, but some treatments require multiple injections and multiple sessions to achieve desired results.
Is A Filler The Best Option?
Finally, it’s important to remember that all fillers are injections but not all injections are fillers.
For example, some negative results of aging such as crow’s feet and frown lines don’t necessarily need a filler treatment. Instead, an injectable like Botox would be a better choice.
In other words, it’s highly important to determine the issue that you’re looking to address before deciding which treatment is appropriate.
Contact GMA Laser today to schedule your dermal filler appointment in Northern Virginia.