4 Things to Know Before Getting Dermal Fillers

We’ve all been guilty at one point or another:  

  • Your friend tried a new cosmetic procedure, so you tried it too.
  • Your co-worker bought a new handbag, so you bought one too.
  • Your mom told you about her favorite new lipstick, so you purchased it too.

We’ve all done things because someone we trust had tried or did it before. The same goes for dermal fillers or injectables. For years, there’s been a huge buzz in getting dermal fillers – so should you get dermal fillers too?

First, everybody is created differently. We all grow, age and transition differently; thus, everyone’s skin and facial structure is different. Some people have naturally full cheeks, smooth skin and plump lips, while others don’t. But if you’re going for this look with dermal fillers, it can be overwhelming to determine which filler is right for you. And what exactly are they? Here are a few things to know:

  • Fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in skin

Dermal fillers smooth out skin by filling wrinkles; other injectables like Botox or Dysport are not fillers, but rather “freeze” muscles to reduce wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid stores moisture so it’s able to restore lost volume as an injectable.

  • Good fillers make you look natural

“Duck lips” are a sure sign of a filler, but expertly injected fillers look natural. That’s why it’s important to choose a provider who has extensive experience in your filler of choice. Do your research: ask the tough background questions, review before and after photos of real patients, and be sure to communicate about your expectations.

At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, both Dr. Burke Robinson and Michelle Giglio, PA-C are National Trainers for Galderma Aesthetics (makers of Dysport®, Restylane®, Silk®, Lyft®, Refyne®, Defyne®, Sculptra®).  Michelle is also a National Trainer for Allergan (makers of Botox®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Volbella®, Vollure®, Kybella®)  Additionally, Madison Holmes, FNP-C is an advanced injector certified in Galderma Aesthetics and Allergan products.

  • If the price is too good to be true, it probably is

Beauty isn’t cheap – and your filler definitely isn’t.   It’s normal to pay $595-750 per syringe depending on which Restylane Family of Fillers you choose, so if you’re finding a provider who is asking for less, be skeptical. You can ask to see the box or safety seal. Above all, know that a cheap filler can be less effective, less safe and an overall waste of money.

As the landscape of injectable options expand and grow, injection techniques also continue to evolve. The key to a beautiful, natural-looking facial improvement is choosing a qualified expert injector. A good injector will consider the overall shape of each individual patient’s face and aim to provide balance and harmony using fillers and neurotoxins.

We welcome you to experience the difference with our providers. There is a common misconception that cosmetic injections are safe and easy to administer.  The skill level and extensive training of the injector is vital to your outcome.  For the safest & most effective results, it’s important to understand that not all injectors are created equal.  Careful thought should be taken into consideration when selecting your cosmetic injector.

It’s a commitment if you want continuous results

After a few months, hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally broken down by the body. So, you’ll need to get touchups every so often to maintain the look. And note: a filler doesn’t stop your skin from aging, so over time, you’ll need to get more filler to get the same results.

Not sure which facial filler is right for you? Don’t worry, we do! Contact us for a consultation today 770-667-3090.