Aging is an inevitable process that can have a profound impact on a person’s appearance. As the U.S. National Library of Medicine explains, growing old comes with wrinkles, reduced skin elasticity and a loss of facial volume.
If you are tired of looking older than you feel, then you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. Facial fillers can restore volume to your face while smoothing out your skin, which can take years off your appearance.
If you are interested in facial fillers in Washington, D.C., turn to Radiance Medspa. We believe that medical spa services should not be reserved for Hollywood celebrities. We will evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to create a personalized treatment plan. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule a consultation.
Read on for the answers to seven FAQs about dermal fillers:
- What do facial fillers do?
Dermal fillers are small injections that create a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance. They do not remove wrinkles, but they can restore volume and diminish the appearance of lines on your face – sometimes making them completely undetectable.
- What do dermal fillers contain?
There once was a time when most dermal fillers contained collagen. This is no longer the case. Today, facial fillers contain more effective formula made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the human body.
- How long do the results last?
Your body will reabsorb the hyaluronic acid within 18 months, sometimes in as few as six months. The duration of your results will depend on the depth of the injections and the thickness of the filler.
- Is there a recovery time afterward?
Facial fillers require little to no recovery time. In rare cases, dermal filler injections to the lips may cause them to swell for about two days. However, the swelling is undetectable for most patients.
- What is the ideal age for dermal filler patients?
There is no ideal age for facial filler patients.
- Will dermal fillers make my face puffy?
The “puffy face” associated with dermal fillers only occurs when doctors inject too much. As such, you should only get dermal filler injections from a reputable technician. If a patient has already lost so much facial volume that excessive use of filler would be necessary, then a facelift may be a wiser option.
- Is it possible to use my own fat as a filler?
Fat grafting is very popular and offers more permanent results. However, facial fat behaves differently than fat from other parts of the body such as the thighs and stomach. As such, the transplanted fat may respond differently to weight gain, resulting in an uneven look.
If you are interested in Botox or facial fillers in Washington, D.C., contact Radiance Medspa. Unlike conventional spas, we offer services that only a licensed medical professional can administer.
We focus on personalized, results-oriented treatments. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule a consultation.