Everything You Need To Know About Fillers

Dermal Fillers are a fantastic option to help you fight visible aging signs, such as volume loss. Whether you are looking to reduce the look of wrinkles, volumize your lips, make your cheeks appear less hollow, or create a more youthful overall appearance, injectable filler treatments are available to help you achieve these goals.

In the world of fillers, there is quite a lot to choose from. What are fillers, what are they made of, and which ones are right for your needs?

What Are Fillers Made Of?

Most injectable fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural hydrophilic (or water-loving) substance. Hyaluronic acid works by plumping the skin from within and drawing moisture to itself to keep the skin hydrated and supple. Other fillers incorporate polylactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite to help stimulate collagen production.

When injected into the face, dermal fillers provide extra support beneath the skin to offer volume, smoothness, and elasticity typically lost with aging.

Fillers can be scary, but many formulations contain lidocaine to help lessen the injection process’s discomfort. Rest assured that professional fillers used by licensed specialists, like Sarah Balladares of Smooth By Sarah, are FDA-approved for safe injections and significant results.

These are just a few of the most popular filler options on the market that you can choose from:

  • Belotero®
  • Radiesse®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Restylane®
  • Sculptra®

Each filler is explicitly formulated to best suit different areas of the face. Consult with your provider to determine the right filler for your desired facial enhancement.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Once you have chosen the right filler for you, your specialist will begin by injecting the dermal filler into the area that needs extra volume. Following a pre-treatment consultation, your specialist will clean, and possibly numb, the area in which the filler will be injected into. Your provider will inject the exact amount of filler needed into the chosen location, including the lips, around the mouth, in the cheeks, chin, or temples.

Generally, principles of recreating a youthful appearance based on the known volume loss of aging are followed. Fillers can also indirectly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

You may experience slight bruising or sensitivity following injection, though this is typically short-lived. Results can be noticed immediately and can last for six months or longer, though this can vary from person to person.

As we mentioned earlier, there is a sea of dermal fillers available for facial injections. When it comes to which filler you need, that depends entirely on your needs and the goals you want to reach!

For example – Juvéderm® is useful for a variety of treatments from filling acne scars to plumping hollow under eyes and smoothing wrinkles in the chin, and Juvéderm® Ultra can be used in the lips.

Restylane® can help smooth the vertical lines above the upper lip and reduce the nasolabial folds’ appearance or the cheek lines on either side of your nose.

Discuss your options with your filler provider to find what fillers will be best for you.

When searching for a provider for your fillers, it is always important to seek out one with a professional, proven history in cosmetic medicine.

Do your research! Ask for before and after pictures, read reviews, and make sure that quality fillers are being used in a sterile environment.

Remember – just because offering discounted fillers does not mean that this is a safe and valid option to consider. Finding the right provider will ensure that you get the best results without cosmetic botching.

Take Care Of Your Dermal Filler Needs At Smooth By Sarah

If you are ready to enter the beautiful world of injectable fillers, you want to make sure you receive the highest quality fillers and the best experience possible. At Smooth By Sarah, you’ll find just that. Sarah Balladares offers lip injections, facial volume replacement, Botox injections, and more to help you revitalize your facial features with ease in a safe and comfortable setting.

Your options don’t end with injectable facial rejuvenation. Explore our other wellness options, from spider vein therapy to IV injection therapy. Also, we are experts in the rejuvenation and treatment of collagen and offer PRP injection therapy and RF micro-needling.

No matter your needs, Sarah can help you to look and feel your best. Contact Smooth By Sarah today to schedule an appointment!

Meet Sarah Balladares

Sarah Balladares is your expert in aesthetic medicine. She is trained in minimally-invasive anti-aging treatments and modern cosmetic medicine and is prepared to help you find your solutions for facial rejuvenation, spider vein therapy, IV therapy, and more.

Contact Sarah today to schedule a consultation and begin your own aesthetic journey.