5 Things to Know Before Getting Fillers

Woman smiling after receiving fillers in Vero Beach, FL

Dermal fillers are more popular than ever, and for good reason—they’re a trusted, cost-effective way to smooth away imperfections and add youthful volume to the face. Our med spa in Vero Beach has a wide assortment of dermal filler options, allowing patients to customize their treatment and create beautiful, long-lasting results.

Curious if dermal fillers are right for you? Here are a few facts to keep in mind before signing up for your first appointment.

Fillers Are Different From BOTOX

While BOTOX® and fillers can both treat wrinkles, they’re not the same type of product. BOTOX relaxes muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while fillers smooth out the skin by filling in wrinkles.

This difference is achieved through the key ingredient in most dermal fillers: hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and it helps keep skin hydrated and plump. Once injected, HA gives a boost to your skin, smoothing out folds and adding fullness where desired.

They’re for More Than Just Wrinkles

Injectables can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but they can also do so much more. From stubborn skin folds to thinning lips, fillers can fight multiple signs of aging and create a youthful, relaxed appearance.

This versatility is part of the reason our practice loves brands such as JUVÉDERM®. Whether it’s filling out hollowed cheeks or plumping up lips, JUVÉDERM can help erase years off the face. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC can be combined with other injectables (such as BOTOX), so ask your provider if a combination treatment will work well for your goals.

A Good Filler Treatment Is “Invisible”

Overfilled “duck lip” trends have given dermal fillers a bad name. When fillers are administered by a skilled, well-trained professional, they enhance your natural beauty without any telltale signs of “having work done.”

This seamless appearance is partially due to improvement in filler techniques. Instead of injecting directly into wrinkles or folds, most providers now target surrounding areas that need lifting, which creates a more natural-looking result.

Slight Bruising and Swelling Are Expected

While dermal fillers are a “no downtime” procedure, some patients experience mild side effects. Swelling and bruising around the injection site are common but fade within a few days.

To avoid potentially feeling self-conscious, patients can request the following day off work or schedule their appointment for later in the afternoon. Light makeup can also be carefully applied to hide the signs of injections.

Have Your Treatment Done by a Professional

While any licensed provider can legally administer fillers, you want a certified professional to perform your treatment. The face is a delicate part of the body. Make sure it is treated by someone you can trust.

Our highly respected nurse practitioners have years of training and experience to ensure your results are safe, flattering, and long-lasting. Your health and comfort are always our first priority.

Our practice is proud to be recognized as a Black Diamond (Top 500) BOTOX and JUVÉDERM provider. Being in the top 1% of providers nationwide, we are dedicated to creating seamless results that enhance your own beauty.

To learn more about your own dermal filler options here in Vero Beach, contact us online or call the practice at (772) 231-1133. Our team will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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