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4 Tips for Dermal Filler Beginners

Posted July 15, 2020 in Injectables

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For those just getting into the world of cosmetic enhancements, dermal fillers are an excellent place to start. 

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The accessibility and simplicity of dermal fillers offer new patients immediate and trusted results without significant downtimes or considerable costs. Since dermal fillers offer a massive collection of brands, formulas, and proprietary solutions for anti-aging, knowing where to begin can be confusing. 

Thankfully, we have done some of the heavy lifting for you, curating the highest-quality dermal fillers on the market for new patients to look into when considering injectable treatments for the first time. Here is a brief introduction into the world of dermal fillers and a few tips that will help you search for the perfect filler. 

1. Find the Best Medical Spa 

When searching for the right skin care therapies, it is important to vet the quality of a specific location before seeking their services. Patients should use online services, message social media accounts, or check online reviews before fully committing to one location. Searching by location and filtering the number of reviews a location has received is a useful measurement for determining the quality of their dermal filler services.  

2. Create Realistic Goals

Not only does curbing unrealistically high expectations allow you to have a more accurate idea of what dermal fillers are capable of, but it also helps you develop realistic goals for your self-image and confidence. Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and KYBELLA®, do not offer total reconstructions of the face. Therefore, you will be able to appreciate your results more if you have a more grounded and realistic approach to filler contouring.  

3. Take a Conservative Approach

As stated in the previous paragraph, having a more conservative approach to your first time using dermal fillers is always wise as you won’t know how your body truly reacts to dermal fillers until you try them. Dermal fillers are known to disperse once they have been within the body for an extended period, eventually breaking down safely in the body. However, it is important to see how the proportions and targeted areas react to the filler before proceeding with more treatments. This is mostly an issue when novice or untrained applicators don’t take note of powerful products like VOLUMA®, thus causing a bloated or inflated look. Naturally, this can all be avoided by choosing a trained professional who has mastered the importance of a conservative application.  

4. Create a Responsible Budget

Having a budget for the amount of dermal fillers you plan to inject is important when getting used to the dermal filler process. The amount of product used is the main factor that will play into your budget price, aside from auxiliary fees such as facility, location, and specific signature techniques at the practice of your choosing. You will need to account for the initial dermal filler injections and the additional treatments down the road if you plan on maintaining your results for longer than eight to 12 months. 

Most fillers only last up to 12 months, so it is important to consider this if you like the results from your initial treatment. 

What Is After Dermal Filler Treatment?

After your JUVÉDERM®, KYBELLA®, or Restylane® treatment, you won’t have to do much but be patient as the product acts on the applied area over the next few days. Typically, the full results of a dermal filler are seen at the two-week mark. If it is your first time using dermal fillers, you may want to document your progress. This will help you determine which dermal filler is right for you, differentiating the effectiveness of each on your face over time. Patients may also want to consider other forms of skin care and facial rejuvenation to add to the success of their dermal filler results.  

Interested in Learning More?

If you are interested in learning about any of the nonsurgical procedures offered, contact Aspire MediSpa today by calling (559) 435-8477 or filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.