When you want to attain a more youthful look to your face, dermal fillers can help by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. But how can you use dermal fillers and get the most natural results? Here's what you should know.
When you're looking into cosmetic dermatology treatments to treat your wrinkles, remember that dermal fillers and Botox are not the same thing. While both of these cosmetic dermatology treatments are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they operate quite differently. Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face that can cause wrinkles around your eyes and forehead. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, reduce the appearance of wrinkles by filling, plumping, and overall enhancing the smoothness of the skin on your face. So when you're looking for ways to look naturally youthful, make sure you understand that Botox and dermal fillers are very different cosmetic dermatology treatments. As such, the methods for getting the most natural results will differ a little bit.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make with dermal fillers is adding too much too quickly. If you're expecting perfect results during your very first visit, you may need to realign your expectations a little bit. Aiming for perfection and then overcorrecting the issue you want to fix could lead to unnatural-looking results. In addition, it could mean more downtime for you before your next visit and possibly even complications with your treatment. So when you're investing in dermal fillers, especially if this is your first time doing so, make sure you go slowly and allow the product to settle. Using this method, you'll get more natural results that are often longer lasting.
Before you tell your doctor that you want to look younger without any specifications as to what's making you feel like you've lost your youthful appearance, stop and think. If you don't understand the root cause of your facial issue, you might not get the most natural looking results from your dermal fillers. For example, if you want to reduce eye wrinkles but you only have filler placed beneath your eyes, it's possible that the filler will push the lower eyelid up and make your eyes look smaller. Instead, be specific about your concerns and trust your doctor when they tell you that it might be necessary to have filler placed in other areas of your face to get the most natural looking results from your sessions. You might not think you need filler in your mid-face to treat eye wrinkles, but for natural looking results, filling out the areas around your problem spot can often help more than you know.
Above all else, you have to follow your doctor's aftercare instructions if you want the most natural results from your dermal fillers. Your doctor doesn't give you these instructions because they seem fun or they want to annoy you. These instructions are designed to help you heal and to help you attain the stunning results that you want. And if you have questions or concerns, don't be afraid to ask!
If you have questions about dermal fillers and want to know how you can get the most natural results from this treatment, schedule an appointment with North Pacific Dermatology today.