Interested in learning more about fillers? We’ve put together this quick guide to injectables so you can understand more about these age-fighting treatments and decide whether dermal fillers may be the right choice for your aesthetic needs.
What Are Fillers?
Fillers are injectable compounds skin care professionals use to augment existing fullness, help restore volume lost as part of the natural aging process, and reduce fine lines. As we grow older, our facial lines inevitably change; where we once enjoyed supple, smooth contours, we now often experience sagging skin or shadowy hollows that make use appear older than we are — and much older than we feel.
Fillers help turn back the hands of time, giving us an opportunity to shine and step back into the spotlight with full confidence in our appearance.
How Do Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work by plumping up the skin from underneath, helping to restore facial contours, restore facial volume, eliminate wrinkles and more. Treatment takes mere minutes and is done on an outpatient basis; you may feel a pinch at the injection site, but topical anesthetics can help minimize any discomfort.
Best of all, you’ll see almost immediate results with little to no downtime. Some patients experience mild swelling, redness or bruising at the injection site, but those side effects are temporary and shouldn’t interfere with your normal routine.
Types of Fillers at Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center
We offer several types of fillers, and each brand in turn offers a number of special formulations designed to target different areas of concern.
- Juvéderm®: Juvederm tackles pesky wrinkles using a hyaluronic acid-infused gel that boosts hydration to help add volume. Lift and contour your cheeks with Juvéderm Voluma® XC, reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Juvéderm® XC or Juvederm Vollure, or add subtle volume to your lips with Juvéderm® Volbella®.
- Restylane®: Restylane formulations such as Lyft, Silk, Defyne and Refyne harness the power of hyaluronic acid to provide everything from subtle lip enhancement to more volume on the back of the hand.
- BELOTERO BALANCE®: This filler treats moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds, while adding slight softness and smoothness to fine lines.
To schedule your consultation for dermal fillers, call Michelle or Alicia at Aesthetics today at 309-243-3875.