Facial filler health facts
- Facial fillers are gel-like substances that, when injected below the skin, can smooth wrinkles, add more volume and enhance facial features. Fillers are a cost-effective way to achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
- HealthFit uses facial and lip fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. HA’s main job is to help the skin retain water molecules to keep cells hydrated and plump.
- Facial filler results are temporary, usually lasting between 12 and 24 months, depending on the filler type, location and amount used.
The face ages differently than the rest of the body. During adolescence and young adulthood, facial features are defined and well contoured, marked by high cheekbones, full cheeks and a defined jawline.
As a person ages into middle and late adulthood, the facial bones change, skin and muscles droop, and fat pads redistribute, usually resulting in less full cheeks and a “double chin.” As we age, the body naturally stops producing as many oils as it used to, which results in less moisture in the skin. We also lose collagen and elastin, which contributes to the formation of deep lines and wrinkles.
Combatting facial aging with facial fillers & lip injections
The below products are Juvéderm facial fillers that we use to help our patients regain the skin of their youth. The Juvéderm family of products are all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and feature different concentrations of hyaluronic acid to treat different areas of the face.
Juvéderm Ultra & Ultra Plus facial & lip fillers
Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus are used to smooth and fill in moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, like those that appear around the mouth and nose, called smile lines. Juvéderm Ultra can also be used to plump the lips.
Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus results last about one year.
Uses for Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus:
- Soften nasolabial folds (smile lines).
- Smooth under the eyes.
- Plump up lips, smooth lip lines.
- Fill acne scars.
- Smooth chin wrinkles.
Volbella lip injection
Volbella is a lip injection used to both fill in fine lines around the mouth and restore lip volume lost with age. We also use Volbella to enhance naturally thin lips.
Our goal is to keep lips natural looking and to not over fill them. In most women, the ideal ratio of the lips in keeping with a natural look is 1:1.6, meaning the lower lip is about 60 percent larger than the top.
Volbella filler results usually last about one year. Both Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra are used to achieve fuller lips. Volbella lip injection is less dense and better for people who already have fuller lips and want a subtle change. Juvéderm Ultra is denser and is better for patients with naturally thin lips.
Uses for Volbella:
- Plump the lips.
- Smooth lip lines.
Voluma XC facial filler
Voluma, as its name suggests, is used to restore facial volume in the cheeks and to lift and contour the jawline and cheekbones. Voluma XC treatment results typically last two years.
Uses for Voluma XC:
- Lift and enhance cheeks.
- Contour jawline.
- Add facial volume lost due to aging or weight loss.
Risks & side effects of facial fillers & lip injections
The most common side effects of facial fillers and lip fillers are injection-site redness, swelling and bruising, lumps, discoloration and tenderness. Most of these symptoms go away within one to two weeks. As with all skin procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Following the provider’s aftercare instructions will minimize the risk.
A very rare complication with facial fillers is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, which blocks blood flow to the area that blood vessel supplies. This complication will cause the skin around the area to turn white and may be painful. The filler can be dissolved or reversed to unblock the blood vessel.
HealthFit’s approach to facial fillers & lip injections
We believe that medicine and nutrition go hand in hand toward achieving optimal health. We understand that an important part of well-being for patients is feeling good about the way they look. We listen to each of our patient’s concerns and offer solutions that will achieve optimal, natural looking results.
Take the next steps at HealthFit
Schedule a free facial filler consultation to review areas of concern and find solutions that are right for you. Ask about our specials on aesthetics services and product lines to help make treatment more affordable.