Growing older is inevitable, which makes the fight against aging feel like an endless battle. Trying to find the right skin treatment that targets hydration, skin elasticity, and loss of volume at the same time is a daunting task. Dermal fillers do all of the above, making them an excellent choice. Dermal fillers are popular injectables that replicate the naturally-occurring sugar molecules in your body. They increase volume and hydration when injected into the treatment area. Dermal filler for wrinkles is an excellent choice for people seeking to correct wrinkles, lines, and drooping on their faces.

Before you go ahead and book an appointment to have your cosmetic injectable treatments in Etobicoke, it is important to get some pointers first. This knowledge will help you explore your options. Here are 5 things you should know before getting your cosmetic injectables.

1. The Types of Injectables Available

When it comes to injectables, the most popular solutions are neuromodulators like Botox. However, contrary to a common belief, Botox is not the only solution for wrinkles. There are four basic materials used in dermal fillers: collagen products, hyaluronic acid products, autologous fat injections, and injection of a carrier material that contains microspheres of biocompatible material. Some of the commonly used injectables and dermal fillers today include Botox, Xeomin, and Stylage dermal filler. Your injector will help you understand the similarities and differences between these fillers.  

2. Facial Areas that can be treated with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be injected into different facial areas to improve the shape of your pout, smooth out fine lines, and increase volume. Fillers for wrinkles can be injected into the cheeks to lift the area and reduce nasolabial folds. They are also used on the lips to plump them up and add volume. When injected around the eye area, fillers for wrinkles minimize tear troughs and lines. They are also used on the chin and jawline to provide more definition. For more natural results and to balance out the facial features, dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections.

3. What to Expect from the Treatment

Different dermal fillers work differently, thus it will take different periods for the results to be visible. Depending on the part of the face being treated, some dermal fillers will show their results right after treatment. Other dermal fillers will take two weeks to show the results.

How long will the results of the treatment last? This will depend on the quantity of the injectable used, the type of your skin, and the way the injectable is administered. The results of dermal fillers last between six months and two years and will also depend on the filler used and the areas being treated.

Different beauty experts will use different quantities of injectables depending on your unique situation. The secret is to use just the right amount to give a client a natural look. We recommend injecting small amounts at first because this is safer and more affordable for clients. They then inject a little more during the follow-up consultation. Injecting the right amount gives the dermal filler time to be absorbed into the skin without causing irritation or an artificial look.

Your injector will know exactly where to inject. A slight move to the right or left could result in issues like imbalanced eyebrows, giving the patient an asymmetrical, angry look, or even obstructing the patient’s vision. Injecting the filler in the right place yields a softer and smoother look, improving the appearance of a patient’s face. It makes you look happier and younger.

4. Too Early May Not Be Better

The subcutaneous fat pads in the face decrease and shift as we age; collagen production also decreases with age. This is when you begin to notice sagging and hollow spaces on your face. Dermal fillers work by restoring volume in these areas. However, using dermal fillers too early when your skin is still firm could stretch the skin. This increases the skin’s laxity in the future. Many people use Botox as a preventative and filler to enhance the features of their face.

5. Choose Your Injector Carefully

The secret to the safe use of fillers on the face is choosing a qualified and experienced injector. Dermal fillers are placed beneath the skin, and neurotoxins are injected into your facial muscles. Therefore, there is a risk of poor aesthetic results or side effects, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, if the procedure is not done well.

Only a licensed medical professional should inject dermal fillers. These professionals include nurse practitioners, licensed physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and cosmetic doctors. If your friend offers to inject Botox into your face, you should decline. If you are already using injectables or are ready to book your first appointment and you seek quality injectables in Etobicoke, we invite you to contact Urban Beauty Bar. You can never go wrong by choosing our services.