Facial Fillers 101

What do we want? Results! When do we want them? Now! Nowadays in our fast-paced lives, our society is centered around instant gratification and you better believe that applies to the world of cosmetic aesthetics! Patients are looking for quick, noninvasive, lasting results and facial fillers certainly fall into this category! While plastic surgery and more invasive procedures still have their place in the world of aesthetics, what many don’t realize is that there’s no need to go under the knife when facial fillers can often achieve incredible results for less money, time and in a must less invasive procedure! Today we’re dishing the 411 on facial fillers at Skin Iowa and what kind of results you can expect from these multipurpose injections!

What are Fillers? – Fillers are a smooth gel substance that are most often comprised of your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping your skin hydrated and volumized, so it only makes sense that fillers would be comprised of this same substance to achieve more volume in areas of the face and body that have either lost volume due to the natural aging process or just need a little plumping. At Skin Iowa, PC, we’re proud to offer only the best in dermal fillers including JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, Volbella®, Sculptra® and the Restylane® family of fillers. Under this umbrella of filler options, we’re able to create some incredible transformations from plumped lips to non-surgical rhinoplasties and everything in between.

 What can Fillers Achieve? – Traditionally, most think of fillers as being a lips-only injectable or possibly you know a friend who has had volume added to the undereye area. . .but the list of what can be accomplished with fillers is just as incredible as it is long. At Skin Iowa, PC, we treat lips, cheeks, hands, noses and yes, we even add volume to the buttocks (more on that to come)! Have an asymmetrical nose? Filler to the rescue! Looking for an alternative to the ever-popular BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgery without the downtime and cost? Yep, filler can not only add instant volume but also stimulate the body to create its own collagen to give you a little extra oomph where you want it most. The bottom line is, if you’ve thought about corrective cosmetic surgery for any given concern, call us first and ask what other options are available through fillers!

How long do Fillers Last? – The length any given filler will last depends on multiple factors, including which filler was used, what area it was injected into and how fast your body breaks down the injectable gel. On average, we expect fillers to last from around one year to three! This makes fillers an incredible value and such a great treatment for those who aren’t available to visit us on a monthly basis. That isn’t to say that Rome was built in a day! Some patients looking to fill excessive depth or to add extra volume do need follow up treatment to safely inject them and work up to the final results they’re looking for.

You wouldn’t buy a gallon of paint if you thought a pint might do the job – so don’t sign up for an invasive surgery when fillers are here to get you quicker, more affordable results without the downtime associated with surgery! Call us today for your consultation, we’d be more than happy to chat about your goals and let you in on what fillers can do for you: (515) 223-0119