The holidays are usually a time for reflection, but if you aren’t 100 percent satisfied with what you see in the mirror, then the seasonal hubbub can be more stressful than enjoyable. The promise of dozens of family photos, a stack of must-attend get-togethers, and visits with far-flung family members you haven’t seen in years may not be as exciting when you don’t feel you look your best. Luckily, there’s time to make a change.
Despite the wall-to-wall displays of mistletoe and wrapping paper already filling stores, you have weeks until the party circuit is in full swing, and that’s plenty of time to treat yourself to the impressive benefits of injectable fillers and a younger, smoother you.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are typically used to restore volume and fullness lost to the normal aging process. In the right hands, these fillers are known for producing natural results; the look and feel of which are tailored to the individual at hand. Different fillers have different applications, as well.
Products like Restylane® use a special gel formulation infused with hyaluronic acid, a substance our bodies produce naturally that helps minimize the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and facial folds while also hydrating the skin for that extra bit of plumpness. Beyond what simple lip fillers promise, Restylane also tackles those pesky lines that run from the corners of your mouth to your nose and chin for a more polished look overall.
The Juvederm® line of products includes several formulations, each targeted to a specific purpose and area of the face. Whether you’re looking for cheek fillers to help create that full, fresh look that will take center stage in family photos, help with lines and wrinkles so you appear every bit as vibrant as you feel, or a subtle lip boost to help build volume and fight feathering so your bold red lipstick holds up throughout a night of dinner and dancing, Juvederm may well fit the bill.
Minimally Invasive and Limited Downtime
Unlike surgical procedures, which often require expansive preparations and post-operative interventions, including comprehensive lab work, hospital admittance, anesthesia, a leave of absence from work, and limited ability to see to your personal obligations, injectable fillers are both minimally invasive and easy to recover from. The procedure itself takes as little as 10 minutes – not counting your personal consultation beforehand, of course – meaning you can boost your confidence and achieve more youthful contours on your lunch break or before you pick your family up at the airport.
As for recovery, you won’t have to hide behind sunglasses or shroud yourself in scarves every time you set foot outside your front door – far from it! Because injectables aren’t invasive and involve no incisions or stitches, you’ll likely experience little more than a little swelling or some slight bruising. You can drive yourself home from your appointment and continue on with your Christmas shopping, attend holiday parties, or whip together your signature sweet potato pie for holiday dinner without worrying about affecting your results or using up a sick day.
Impressive, Personalized Results
One of the most important benefits of fillers is that each injection is done in accordance with your own desired results with additional input from an aesthetics expert. There is no one-size-fits-all solution or across-the-board look that is applied to every patient, and while you may use pictures to illustrate your goals, you won’t pick a type of plumped lips or line-free face from a book. The goal with dermal fillers is to look like you, only more refreshed. Changes are often subtle or even progressive; you may see initial results quickly and be satisfied or schedule several visits for a more marked transformation. The bottom line is that you won’t have to be afraid that Santa won’t recognize you when he comes down the chimney, or that you won’t recognize yourself after cousin Betty takes her 50th selfie starring the two of you.
The holidays come with plenty of pressure, but anxiety over aging shouldn’t overshadow your ability to enjoy family and friends. Schedule your consultation today and visit Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center for the one thing you truly want this year – a softer, more striking appearance thanks to dermal fillers. Call us at (309) 243-3875 for more information.