It's no secret that hyaluronic acid fillers can pretty much solve any of your volume-related problems. We've talked extensively about who's qualified for dermal filler treatments. We talked about what it can do for some regions of the face and what it can do for your face as a whole. We also talked about how to get rid of it safely if you wanted to.
Hell, we've even touched on the topic on whether liquid facelifts, in general, were suited for you. But let's take a moment to dive in deeper.
There's a population of people, regardless of age, who still seem sceptical over Botox treatments. While we assure you that Botox, especially in the hands of an expert practitioner, will yield great results, we yet understand where the trepidation comes from. The notorious "frozen face" curse that some people get when they get needle-happy has turned some people off from Botox. That's understandable, despite reassurances from the medical and beauty industry that undergoing Botox treatments is perfectly safe and reasonable in moderation. And again, at the hands of a licensed prescriber and expertly trained practitioner.
So to all anti-Botox folks or "scared of Botox" folks who still want to look youthful, plump, and wrinkle-free—what's the solution?
Fillers, of course! Okay, well, it's not an absolute solution to all of your wrinkle and fine line problems, but it's a start!
While we've already talked about liquid facelifts in the past, we're pulling closer on how hyaluronic acid fillers that work like Botox, and where they can work like Botox. By this, we mean that hyaluronic acid fillers can minimize (if not outright) banish fine lines from your face.
Botox and fillers are fundamentally different in the way they function, but in the case of erasing fine lines, they pretty much give you the same results. Botox relaxes the muscles, while HA fillers act more of like, well, fillers. They fill the gaps in your skin to make your face smoother and more youthful-looking. Botox can relax dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines. Basically, this means any part of your face with wrinkles that move, like crow's feet (from eye movement) and forehead wrinkles (from frowning and whatnot). Fillers, on the other hand, can remedy static wrinkles, like the lines around your mouth.
We already know the effects of fillers through the ever-popular non-surgical lip, and nose augmentations. Injecting fillers can give your lips a crisper lip line or a fuller pucker, and straighten out crooked noses. They also work in the same way for crafting a sharp jawline and an elongated chin, if that's your fancy.
Because of how fillers work, there's no doubt that you can use them to fill out fine lines in your face to make you look younger without any suspicion.
But where, exactly? Here's a list of where you can use fillers to smooth out the fine lines and textures on your face, giving yourself an overall youthful appearance:
Nose-to-mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
Mouth-to-chin lines (marionette lines)
Vertical lip lines
These work by injection HA fillers into the treated area, smoothing out any crevice or recessed skin and plumping it back to life. There's no muscle-freezing or anything. Just a few shots of hyaluronic acid to fill gaps that have formed on your skin.
These treatments are usually speedy, too, depending on how many treatment areas you have. On average, all filler treatments are often 15 to 20 minutes long, so it's also an excellent treatment to get if you're always in a rush or have a tight schedule. It's too easy to pencil in a wrinkle filler appointment and be out the door with plenty of time to get lunch!
The benefits are getting dermal fillers injected in these areas is that no matter what, it'll look uber natural. No frozen face syndrome, no need to worry that you might be being overly expressive with your face. It's just filler, smoothing out the areas where fine lines have appeared. It just makes you look like you have a bangin' skincare routine.
The results of Botox usually fade after 4 to 6 months, while HA fillers have a longer shelf life (6 to 9 months) when it comes to the parts of the face where you don't use much to speak, move, or be expressive. Lip fillers tend to have a short shelf life because we use our lips for everything in our daily lives. But chin and neck wrinkles? These could last you a very, very long time.
And like any other treatment, filler or otherwise, you should be able to ensure that you're the right candidate, know the risks, and really know what kind of results you're after.
Like we said above, dermal fillers aren't the end-all, be-all solution for people who want to erase their fine lines without ever undergoing Botox. In fact, it's often that Botox and dermal fillers are used conjunction when it comes to those who want the ultimate treatment to banish every single fine line from their face. But again, if you're not ready for Botox just yet, but you want to test the waters when it comes to erasing wrinkles, fillers are definitely worth giving a try. Try and get them for any of your static wrinkles and see if you think this treatment is worth it for you.
If you're still unconvinced, why not chat with us so we can talk about it in a more personal setting? Send us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or e-mail us at email@example.com if you have any questions. If you don't, feel free to look through our different filler treatments so you can book in!
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