In 2019, healthcare professionals performed more than two million treatments using hyaluronic acid fillers. It’s easy to see why these injectable products have become so popular. These products are a fantastic way to plump lips, remove wrinkles, and restore youthful fullness to the face. At Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, Texas, we can use a wide variety of different dermal fillers to achieve these cosmetic objectives and this can also provide you information about how long do fillers take to settle.
Why Do Fillers Take 2 Weeks to Settle?
Some cosmetic treatments and procedures take a long time to change your look. For instance, it can take an entire year to see the final results of liposuction and other invasive procedures.
Fortunately, dermal fillers work very quickly, and you won’t have to wait twelve months to see the full benefits of your injections. That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into your tissues, and it’s normal for your dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle into your face.
Hydrating Your Skin
During this two week period, the hyaluronic acid in your filler will settle into your dermal tissues and begin to interact with the water in your skin. This process will hydrate your skin and give you a healthy, youthful appearance.
Adjusting to Your Filler
It’s normal for your skin to feel and look very full immediately after you receive your injections. For instance, if you used hyaluronic acid fillers to create moderate enhancements in your lips, these facial features may look very plump for a couple of days. As your skin adjusts to the presence of your filler, your lips will become smaller and you’ll be able to see the final outcome of your treatment.
What Cosmetic Issues Can Dermal Fillers Address?
You can use many different types of dermal fillers to improve your face. These products use unique techniques to improve different facial features.
Enhance Your Lips
If you have thin or asymmetrical lips, you’re in luck. Dermal fillers can be used to temporarily improve the symmetry of your mouth. They can also add volume to lips that have thinned over time. For instance, Juvederm Volbella is designed to subtly increase the plumpness and fullness of your pout. In addition, we can use this Juvederm filler to fade fine lines around your mouth.
Our lip fillers use a specialized combination of ingredients to alter your lip size without causing your mouth to look stiff or artificial. Your lips will be plush, soft, and natural-looking after you receive your dermal filler.
As you move through life, you will develop folds and creases on your face. For instance, you might notice lines and wrinkles forming around your mouth and nose. These lines, which are often called nasolabial folds or marionette lines, can make you look angry or upset. These lines might also give you a tired appearance.
By adding volume under the surface of your skin, hyaluronic acid fillers can soften marionette lines and other wrinkles in the lower areas of your face. For example, some of the products in the Restylane and Juvederm collections are specifically designed for this purpose. These fillers will decrease your wrinkles and hydrate your skin.
Plump Your Cheeks
Since aging skin has difficulty staying full and voluminous, you will probably develop hollow cheeks as you enter your thirties and forties. As your face becomes more hollow, the skin on your cheeks may begin to sag. Dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma are very good at fixing this problem. This hyaluronic acid filler will give you plump, attractive cheeks by adding natural-looking volume to the middle of your face.
How Long Will the Injection Process Take?
Some invasive aesthetic procedures take many hours to complete. In contrast, receiving your dermal filler will usually take less than sixty minutes from start to finish. When you arrive at our beautiful office in Fort Worth, Texas, we will discuss your desired look in detail. Once we have chosen a suitable filler for you, we will make some temporary markings on your skin. These marks will enable us to place your filler into the most beneficial areas of your face.
In addition to marking your skin, we may use a numbing agent to make the injection process easier for you. Once this agent has numbed your skin, we will inject your hyaluronic acid-based filler into your body. Next, we will apply soft pressure to your injection site. This pressure will help the filler integrate with your tissues.
What Aftercare Rules Should I Follow During the Next Couple of Days?
Since hyaluronic acid is a very safe, gentle ingredient, you won’t have to make dramatic changes to your work, social life, or other activities during the next couple of days. However, we will ask you to comply with a couple of easy rules.
For example, you should not drink wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages for a day. In addition, you should not go for long runs, attend difficult exercise classes, or perform other physically challenging tasks for the next two days. During the next week, you should also refrain from using tanning beds and sunbathing.
Will These Dermal Fillers Create Permanent Changes in My Skin?
Since your body will gradually process the ingredients in your chosen filler, your injectable treatment will not create permanent changes in your lips, cheeks, and other facial features. Instead, the improvements created by your filler will gradually wear off.
Each of our dermal fillers lasts for a different length of time. In general, fillers that are injected into very mobile areas of your face, like your lips, will wear off more quickly than fillers that are administered into other locations. In addition, your metabolism, lifestyle, and other individual characteristics can alter your skin’s reaction to your filler.
Although we can’t tell you exactly how long your chosen filler will last, there are some general guidelines that will give you a sense of what to expect. For example, Juvederm Volbella is a lip filler that will enhance your mouth for up to a year. Juvederm Voluma is a long-lasting filler that can plump your cheeks for up to twenty-four months.
Touching Up Your Face
It’s very easy to maintain your plump lips, smooth skin, and other improvements. When your filler wears off, you can come to our office for quick touch-up injections.
Do Dermal Fillers Really Work?
There is a large amount of scientific research showing that dermal fillers create noticeable improvements in the skin. For example, 90% of people who used Juvederm Voluma were satisfied with the results of this filler after half a year. Similarly, the vast majority of people in another study said that they were satisfied with Juvederm Volbella after three months.
Other collections of dermal fillers have similarly positive results. For example, 100% of people in a study said that a Restylane filler created aesthetic improvements in their lips. Further, 96% of people said that their lips were fuller two months after they received their injections.
How Can I Extend the Benefits of My Dermal Fillers?
Taking excellent care of your skin is a good way to preserve your improvements. To achieve this goal, you should follow a regular skincare routine that uses anti-aging products, cleansers, and moisturizers. Further, since the ultraviolet rays in sunlight can cause your skin to develop wrinkles and age spots, you should never go outside without wearing sunscreen and protective clothing.
In addition to pampering your skin, you should also take good care of your body. Like tanning and sunbathing, smoking cigarettes will cause you to develop premature lines and wrinkles. Quitting smoking will halt this unnecessary damage and help you maintain smooth, radiant skin.
Can I Use a Combination of Different Injectables to Change My Look?
Using several different dermal fillers and injectable products is a good way to alter the appearance of multiple features on your face.
Combining Different Fillers
Since each filler as a unique effect, combining products allows you to make more dramatic changes to your appearance. For example, you could use a dermal filler like Juvederm Volbella to correct asymmetrical lips and a product like Juvederm Voluma to plump hollow cheeks. Alternatively, you might use a combination of fillers to correct different wrinkles on your face.
Combining Botox and Fillers
You can also combine Botox with dermal fillers. Botox is an injectable product that uses a purified protein to temporarily freeze muscles that cause certain types of wrinkles to form on the surface of your skin.
Since Botox contains different ingredients than dermal fillers, this product is a good way to smooth wrinkles that dermal fillers cannot correct. For example, you might use a Juvederm or Restylane product to fix your smile lines, and use Botox to correct crow’s feet around your eyes.
How Much Filler Will Be Injected Into My Face?
Each of these fillers has unique dosage requirements. Further, receiving your injectable treatment will be a highly personalized process, and you will not receive the same amount of filler as other people do.
Generally, we will use larger amounts of hyaluronic acid filler to create more dramatic changes in your face. For example, if you would like to significantly enhance the size of very thin lips, you will receive a relatively large amount of filler. If you would like to make more subtle corrections to your lips, you will receive less filler.
Can People in Their Twenties Use Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
You don’t have to be in your thirties or forties to benefit from dermal fillers. Since your lifestyle decisions and family history will affect the condition of your skin, you can develop wrinkles and lines during your early adulthood. Our dermal fillers are a good way to target these lines when they first begin to bother you.
Further, if you were born with very thin lips, you might benefit from using dermal fillers in your twenties. Giving your lips a plump, attractive look will improve your self-confidence and allow you to feel more beautiful.
Can I Purchase Any of These Injectables Online?
You can’t buy any of the products in the Juvederm or Restylane collection online. You should not trust people who offer to sell these products to you directly. Instead of providing you with legitimate fillers, they are likely to sell you dangerous counterfeit products.
Further, you should never try to perform dermal filler injections by yourself. These products can only be administered by medical professionals who have received extensive training in the proper use of injectables.
Enhance Your Natural Beauty
You shouldn’t feel upset if you have wrinkles, thinning lips, or hollow cheeks. You can fix all of these issues by getting hyaluronic acid fillers administered during a quick, outpatient appointment. To learn more about our extensive collection of fillers, contact us at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, Texas.