You know what they say about too much of a good thing. This is true of dermal fillers. It can be tempting, especially when you see the results from one session, to continue opting for another session and another session, seeking some form of perfection. But Dr. Ip wants his patients to always keep their results in perspective. We all age, but fillers can make that aging a bit more graceful!
Everyone has known about Botox virtually since it debuted for cosmetic use in 2002. But now names such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane are beginning to become common brand names in and out of the aesthetic world.
Some fillers replace volume loss, others stimulate production of naturally-occurring substances like collagen, and others use hyaluronic acid to bind with water molecules and fill in wrinkles. They are all working toward the same end goal — to help women age more gracefully. And since they do that job so well, it is tempting to keep increasing their usage. Here are some tips to prevent over usage of fillers.
- Find out if dermal fillers are the right treatment for you.
Fillers are effective in restoring volume loss. However, they cannot address acne scars, pigmentation spots, and spider veins. So, do your research and be sure the filler you are considering is intended for the use you seek.
- Choose an injector who is experienced in providing fillers for aesthetic purposes.
Unfortunately, basically anyone who works in health care can inject fillers. Yet the best and safest outcomes can be obtained if the injector is specifically trained in aesthetics and has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. An experienced injector will know exactly the limitations or specific amount of filler required to help you achieve the results you want.
- Have realistic expectations of the procedure.
Like all types of cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers are not meant to create a new “you.” Understand that facial fillers are designed to enhance or improve your existing facial features.
Dermal fillers are great tools for holding the line on the aging process, but they are not a cure all. Dr. Ip and his team will help you make decisions about where and when you opt to have dermal fillers injected. Call our Newport Beach or Manhattan offices and let’s talk about it.