Facial Fillers in Miami, FL
Wrinkles aren’t the only thing that makes you look older. As you age, you lose volume from your cheeks, lips and other areas of the face. If nothing is done to restore lost volume, you can end up looking gaunt, tired and older than you feel. While plenty of people think women are the only ones after anti-aging treatments, plenty of men are looking for ways to look younger, too. Facial fillers, which are often made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, offer a long-lasting, minimally invasive option for people looking to plump up their features and fill in creases and lines caused by gravity and a loss of volume. A number of fillers are available today, and new ones are constantly being developed. These fillers can be used all over the face, to enhance the lips, add volume to the cheeks, or fill in lines around the mouth or nose.
Benefits of Facial Fillers
Facial fillers are versatile and non-invasive, perfect for someone looking for a “quick fix” that won’t hamper a busy lifestyle or be too obvious. Many men choose facial fillers because looking younger can improve confidence and self-esteem, and even improve competitiveness in the workplace for some. Injectable fillers can be used on any area of the face and jaw—wherever they are needed. Facial fillers can temporarily:
- Restore lost facial volume
- Fill in deep folds, hollows, and wrinkles
- Improve resting expression
- Add contour to the face
- Achieve a more youthful appearance
Before the first treatment, an in-person consultation is necessary to determine the type of filler, the amount to be used, and the areas that will be treated. Dr. Walder and her associates at her Miami Beach office perform an assessment for each patient’s facial aging, then determine candidacy, and discuss different treatment options. Patients will have the opportunity to ask questions and communicate specific goals for the procedure during the meeting.
Facial fillers are very safe and accessible, and most men are eligible to undergo the procedure with no problems. To be eligible, patients should be in good health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and understand that reoccurring treatments will be necessary to maintain results.
The actual procedure for facial fillers is very simple, and takes just a few minutes when performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. If needed, a topical anesthesia is used to help make the process more comfortable. A fine needle is then used to administer the filler in the required areas. Only minor discomfort is involved in the procedure.
Recovery from injectable filler treatments is almost non-existent. Patients might experience some minor bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site, but these are the only common side effects from the procedure. Results can be seen right away, and patients can get back to their normal lives without interruption.
Choosing the Right Doctor
While you might think that injectable filler treatments are very straightforward, that doesn’t mean that every doctor is qualified to administer them. Fillers require a lot more skill than you might think, and there is a great deal of artistry that goes into giving each patient a refreshed and natural look.
Your best bet for great results is choosing a board certified cosmetic dermatologist, like Dr. Diane Walder and her partners. Dr. Walder and her team are an authority on anti-aging procedure and highly skilled in helping patients get beautiful, long-lasting results from injectable fillers. If you’d like to learn more about facial fillers at Dr. Walder’s office in Miami, call today to schedule your appointment.
Can fillers make you look less tired?
Fillers can replace lost volume that contributes to a gaunt, tired appearance. For example, filler applied to hollows under the eyes, and in the nasolabial folds can create a more alert and youthful appearance.
Are fillers expensive?
As cosmetic procedures go, fillers are relatively inexpensive. However, the cost varies greatly, depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of product used overall. In addition, costs can add up for patients over time due to the temporary nature of the procedure.
How long do fillers last?
That depends on the type of filler used, and the areas that were treated. Most fillers last anywhere from 6 months to a year, but some newer fillers last even longer. High movement areas may need to be refreshed more often, however.
Will everyone be able to tell I’ve had the treatments?
Facial fillers are often made of a naturally-occurring substance found in the body, and modern fillers look very natural. People will certainly notice a difference, but they might not be able to tell what that difference is, unless you choose to talk about your treatments.
At what age should I start treatments?
There’s no hard and fast recommendation for when to start filler treatments. Obviously, only adults are eligible for treatment, but aging progresses at different rates for everyone, and while some guys might need to consider treatment in their 30s, others could see no problems for much longer. It’s all about the individual’s rate of aging and feelings about the aging.