Does your face look sunken or hollow? Are you ready to look better but not sure how?

One way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of volume in your face is with fillers. Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment.

They’re noninvasive, and the fillers are usually made from substances naturally found in the human body. This makes the treatment more effective and safe, as dermal fillers are very low-risk.

The treatment is also easy. Most injections take less than half an hour, and recovery requires no downtime. Different kinds of fillers can improve the appearance of other facial features, so there are many reasons why you may benefit from using them. 

Keep reading to learn about 8 reasons to consider fillers and transform the appearance of your face!

1.    You’ve Lost Facial Volume

It’s very common for people to lose volume in their faces, especially as they get older. As you age, collagen and fat in the face can break down.

This can result in hollows, especially in the cheeks. You can restore facial volume with dermal fillers. Several different kinds of dermal fillers can restore lost volume.

Dr. Villanustre at Reflections at St. Luke’s can help you choose the best filler to treat the area of your face and restore volume. With fillers, you can fill in any hollows, looking younger, more radiant, and refreshed without resorting to invasive surgical procedures.

2.    You Want to Reduce Wrinkles

Some wrinkles are caused by decreased facial volume. When there’s less fat under the skin, the skin can droop.

Lack of collagen also causes areas of sagging skin. The wrinkles caused by loss of volume are called static wrinkles.

Dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of these wrinkles. Certain fillers can also treat some facial lines caused by dynamic wrinkles created from repeated muscle movements.

However, Botox is often the most effective treatment for these facial lines. Dr. Villanustre can help you determine the best treatment for the wrinkles you want to treat.

3.    You Have Recessed Facial Scars

Facial scarring can cause areas of recessed skin and are due to acne.

Fillers can be quite effective in treating acne scars and other facial scars that cause small depressions. The skin can raise to match the surrounding tissue by injecting fillers into these recessed areas, creating a smoother, more even surface.

What kind of filler is used will depend on the depth and severity of the scars. Deeper scars will usually require thicker, longer-lasting fillers.

The results can be transformative if you’ve struggled with facial scars, increasing your self-confidence and self-esteem.

4.    You Want Plumper Lips

Patients of all ages often use fillers to make their lips appear fuller and more plump. Fillers are very effective in plumping out the lips, redefining the lip border, and smoothing out wrinkles around the lips.

If you’re dissatisfied with how thin your lips are, fillers are worth considering. Whether your lips are thin because of age or desire fuller lips to look more aesthetically pleasing, fillers could be the perfect solution.

5.    You Want to Look Natural

Many people who are unsure about cosmetic treatments are worried about looking fake or unnatural. Fillers are a great option if you want very natural-looking results.

Most fillers use substances found in the human body, so they feel and look very natural when integrated into the skin. The most common substance used in filler is hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is found in soft connective tissue, joint fluid, cartilage, and skin tissue. It can sometimes be injected for medical purposes, as it has been shown to reduce joint pain.

When used for cosmetic purposes, hyaluronic acid and other fillers are safe to be injected into the body and make the skin appear naturally smoother and more full without making your face look frozen, fake, or plastic-like.

6.    You Don’t Want Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is an option that many patients find daunting. Many cosmetic surgeries are minimally invasive and low-risk, but if you’ve never had a cosmetic treatment, you may not want a surgical procedure to be your first.

The great thing about fillers is that no surgery is needed. That means there’s no required recovery, so you don’t have to interrupt your life or take time off.

Fillers are given as injections, usually with topical anesthetic, to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. At Reflections at St. Luke’s, you’ll have injections safely given in-office, and you can go home and get back to your life immediately.

7.    You Don’t Want to Commit to Permanently Altering Your Appearance

Another daunting thing about some cosmetic procedures is that they have lasting effects. Fillers, however, are temporary and not permanent.

Your body will eventually completely break down fillers and process them out of the body. This makes fillers an excellent option for people still deciding if they want to change their appearance permanently.

However, fillers are a good option for those who love their results, as they can last up to 18 months, and repeat injections can be rather affordable.

8.    You Want Fast Results

With no recovery time, you’ll be able to see smoother, fuller skin right away after having your first filler injections. Your body starts immediately breaking down the filler and integrating it into your skin.

You won’t see the full results of fillers immediately, as it takes a few weeks for them to become apparent. However, your face will keep looking better during that time!

Do you think fillers sound right for you? Today, schedule an appointment at Reflections at St. Luke’s in Clearwater, FL! Your best skin could be waiting, so why not take the next step?