Every year in the United States, more than 3 million people have cosmetic filler treatments, making these injections the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, right behind Botox®, another injectable.
Fillers are popular for good reason: They have a long safety profile, treatments are quick, results are long-lasting, and best of all, they work! Composed of gel-like materials, different types of fillers can help every patient achieve their goals and enjoy natural-looking results.
At Advanced Eye Center in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, uses dermal fillers to help patients achieve their unique aesthetic goals, customizing every treatment for optimal results. Here are five reasons you might want to consider dermal fillers this year.
1. You’re tired of your wrinkles and lines
Dermal fillers are a go-to solution for lines and wrinkles around your nose, mouth, and chin, among other areas. Injections allow for very precise placements of fillers to smooth out lines and help your face look younger and less worn.
Our team offers different types of fillers, so they can help you select the best one to help you achieve your goals. While Botox and similar agents treat wrinkles caused by facial movements, fillers are especially effective in softening the look of “static” wrinkles that form as a result of aging, gravity, and even genetics.
2. You want fuller lips
Luscious lips aren’t just sexy — they can also help you look younger, more relaxed, and less “stern.” Some people are born with naturally thin lips, but many others develop thinner lips as they age and natural collagen production declines.
Fillers can be injected into both the upper and lower lips to achieve a custom “pout” or simply add a subtle fullness to replace volume lost to aging. Dr. Belalcazar can combine fillers with Botox to decrease tiny vertical lines around your lips or give your lips more fullness.
3. You have scars
Every year, 50 million Americans suffer from acne, a debilitating skin condition that can take a toll on your self-confidence, too. While some breakouts leave no trace behind, about a fifth of people who have acne develop scars, unpleasant reminders of a skin condition they’d rather forget.
Dr. Belalcazar uses fillers to restore volume to depressed scars, “filling in” scars so skin looks and feels smoother. Acne scars aren’t the only scars that respond well to fillers. Traumatic scars from cuts and burns can be cosmetically improved with fillers, too.
4. You’ve lost facial volume
Fillers are a great way to add volume in your cheeks, avoiding that hollowed-out, sunken-in look that can instantly age you. Plus, they can add or enhance contours in your cheeks and even help improve the look of a weak chin.
When adding volume to your face, it’s important to select a filler that’s stiff enough to enhance your facial structure while still looking soft and natural. Dr. Belalcazar will consider your goals, your facial anatomy, and other factors when helping select the optimal filler for you.
5. You have dark under-eye shadows
The skin under your eyes is very thin and delicate, and as volume is lost with aging, this area can start to look dark and hollowed-out. Adding fillers to this area can smooth out those hollows and also help the area “blend in” with the surrounding skin.
Filler injections take less than a half hour, and there’s no downtime. To learn more about dermal fillers, call 305-874-0115 or book an appointment online with Advanced Eye Center today.