Navigating the variety of dermal fillers on the market can be overwhelming, so let our expert providers at Metro Medspa walk you through the process. Let’s start by answering this question, “What are dermal fillers?” Most dermal fillers are a gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance in the body. We utilize dermal fillers to restore lost volume that takes place during the aging process. Dermal fillers are most popular in the cheeks, lips and jawline, but can be used under the eyes, in the temples, and even in the body. Think of filler as a smoothing solution for lost volume and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers can also help you:
- Bring back a glow or radiance to dull skin.
- Create or emphasize facial contouring.
- Lift your cheeks and soften folds from your nose to your mouth.
- Give your lips more volume.
Next, let’s address, “how does Dermal Filler work?”
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks of our skin. fr When the production of collagen and elastin decrease, our face begins to lose volume and elasticity which creates deeper wrinkles, folds and skin laxity (sagging skin). We inject dermal filler in areas of the face that need restored volume to help mitigate sagging, wrinkles and folds. Not only does dermal add volume, it also stimulates collagen production.
At Metro Med Spa, our nurse practitioners provide free consultations to assess your needs and address your areas of concern. We work with you to create an aesthetic care plan to meet your goals and match your budget.
Our team offers two options for new clients. We can start with just a consultation and schedule you to come back for treatment another day, or we can do your consultation and treatment on the same day (the most popular choice for our clients!)
Let’s chat about what happens on the day of your treatment. Our nurse practitioners review your concerns and treatment plan, then they apply topical numbing cream for 15 to 20 minutes. Next, they start injecting. Dermal filler appointments typically take about an hour from start to finish. Remember our goal is to rewind time and make you look more youthful, but not different.
Aftercare for dermal fillers is minimal and most clients can return to their normal daily activities.
How much filler will I need?
Starting in our 30’s we begin to lose about 1cc of collagen or volume in our faces per year. Based on these calculations, most patients will need at least 1 syringe of filler per decade of age to restore lost volume. A syringe per decade is a baseline, but depending on lifestyle, diet and other environmental factors, some people lose collagen and volume at a more rapid rate. For these reasons, it’s best to see our nurse practitioners for a consultation to determine just how much filler you’ll need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
The highlights of Dermal Filler as a treatment option:
One of the reasons patients choose dermal filler over other types of aesthetic treatments is because filler yields an immediate result. Once our nurse practitioners are finished injecting you will see results almost immediately.
There is no downtime or recovery time
In contrast with surgery or other procedures, dermal fillers are simple and quick with little to no downtime.
Results that last
The results of dermal fillers are long lasting, typically 6-9 months.
Natural looking results
Different from cosmetic surgery, our injectors aim for subtle and natural results.
If you’re interested in dermal filler, schedule a consultation with one of our Nurse Practitioners today!