At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN and the Cool Springs area, we offer a wide variety of dermal fillers to erase the signs of aging that can make you look older than you feel. We will all age, but we don’t have to let our aging define us. Dermal fillers can restore a youthful look to your skin so that you look your best whatever your actual age.
Who in Cool Springs Can Benefit From Dermal Fillers?
If you are new to dermal fillers, it’s reasonable to be a bit nervous about whether they are the right thing to add to your own anti-aging routine. Questions are good, and just because something is useful for one person does not mean it will be the right choice for someone else. It’s likely that you know someone who loves their injectables, and these treatments are safely used by a wide variety of people across the world and have been for decades.
The most important thing when choosing an injectable treatment is to choose experienced and qualified injection professionals who understand facial anatomy and how to apply filler in a way that reaches your aesthetic goals. Applying an injectable is part science and part art. It’s important to understand the structure of the face, but it is equally important to understand exactly where to inject filler in order to develop and enhance that structure in a way that looks natural for each individual.
We have a lot of experience using these fillers and are qualified professionals who know how to get you the look you want: youthful and also natural. Come talk to us about whether these injectables are the right choice for you, and we can help you develop a personalized plan that can meet your goals. We’ll help you choose the right fillers for your needs or suggest other treatments of fillers art right for you. There are a few signs, though, that you could benefit from using fillers.
You’re Experiencing Volume Loss
Maybe you are looking at yourself in the mirror and feeling that somehow you look a bit different, older, but you can’t quite understand what’s doing it. You focus on various areas of the face, but you don’t see specific wrinkles that seem all that troublesome: yet there really is a difference. What you are seeing could be volume loss.
As we age, our bodies begin to produce fewer of the proteins collagen and elastin, which give our skin its supple and youthful resilience and elasticity, and hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for keeping our skin hydrated and soft. As our body makes less of these products, our skin begins to look less voluminous. The result is an older-looking face.
Fillers That Restore Volume
You can be experiencing volume loss in a specific area of the face or in all of the face at once. Symptoms of volume loss tend to look like a thinner face or a gaunt and hollowed look. If you have started to notice this problem, you could be the right candidate for a dermal filler. We have several choices that can restore volume and give you back a youthful look.
You’re Seeing Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Another consequence of our body’s reduced production of collagen and elastin is the development of wrinkles and lines. As we move the muscles in our face, we always make lines and wrinkles, and when we are young, our skin bounces right back and becomes smooth once we stop making the expression. As the skin weakens due to collagen loss and becomes less elastic due to loss of elastin, it does not bounce back so easily anymore.
Lines and wrinkles in the lower part of the face in particular are easily treated with a dermal filler. The filler can smooth out these lines and wrinkles and restore your youthful look. In some cases, Botox or a similar product may be a better choice, or, you might get the best results from a combination of Botox and fillers. Come talk to us about your goals and we can develop a personalized treatment plan.
You’re Not Happy With Your Lips
Everyone likes to have full and luscious lips, and fillers can help here, as well. You can add volume to the top of your lips, the bottom, or to both with dermal fillers. Fillers are also very customizable, so you can add just a bit for a tiny boost in volume or do more serious augmentation so you feel confident in the way you look.
Some dermal fillers can also smooth away vertical lip lines. Also sometimes known as smokers’ lines, these are the lines that form around the mouth and help to define the border of our lips. These lines can become much more noticeable with age, or, as you may have guessed, as a result of smoking, which is destructive to our cells and interferes with the body’s production of collagen.
You’re Wanting Some General Enhancement
While fillers are very effective for treating signs of aging, you don’t have to be showing signs of aging to see a benefit from using a filler. Fillers are a great way to enhance the features generally, by adding definition to the face, contouring and sculpting the cheeks, lifting, or creating a nicer chin profile. If you feel that your facial proportions are not balanced, fillers can help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fillers
Which One Is Right for Me?
There are a wide range of fillers available and something to suit every area of the face. We are experts at what each of the fillers can do and can help you choose the right one/s for your needs. We will evaluate your problem areas and goals and help you determine the best choice.
How Long Will It Take?
Filler treatments are known colloquially as “lunchtime treatments,” and that is because they are so fast they can often be accomplished during a lunch break. The whole thing should only take about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how many areas of the face you are having treated. After treatment, you can go right back to normal life.
What About Downtime?
Great news: there is no downtime with fillers. You will not have to change up your life in order to accommodate this treatment. As soon as you have finished treatment, you can go right back to almost any of your regular activities. We will give you a few post-treatment guidelines to follow, and doing so will enhance your results and ensure you get the best possible experience.
Most of the post-treatment guidelines are really just for the first 24 hours. During this time, you should not consume alcohol or take any anti-inflammatory medication, as these will interfere with your final results. You also need to avoid anything that would make you overly hot, such as visiting a sauna or engaging in a particularly intense workout.
Finally, don’t touch or rub the treatment sites or get a facial massage for two weeks after your treatment. This ensures that the product remains exactly where it should be and you get exactly the results that you were hoping for.
How Long Do Results Last?
The gel-like substance in your injectable will blend with the infrastructure of your skin and attract moisture. It will immediately go to work plumping the skin and stay there for several months, up to even more than a year, depending on the precise filler you’re using. They will also stimulate collagen production, which will result in a natural continued plumping and youthful effect.
Depending on which formula you use, you can expect to enjoy your results from six months to two years. The total amount of time that your treatment lasts will depend in part on how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredient, which is personal to each client’s unique physiology.
What If I Don’t Like My Look?
There’s a reason so many people have added fillers to their regular routine: they are effective, fast, and long-lasting. At the same time, their effects are temporary and in some cases can even be undone, so if you’re not happy with your look, you don’t have to worry that you’ve committed to a look forever, as you would with a painful and expensive facelift.
In addition, we will carefully go over your goals with you before starting and apply all our expertise to give you a look in line with what you’re hoping for. We also will err on the side of caution: we can always add a bit more if you want a more dramatic effect.
Find Out More Today
If you are curious about whether a dermal filler is right for you, there’s no reason to hesitate. Contact us at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN and the Cool Springs area, and we can help you learn more about them and decide whether they are right for you.