Important Things You Need to Know Before face Fillers

Planning to Book a Liquid Facelift Treatment?

Big picture: The liquid facelift

The liquid facelift, also sometimes called the lunchtime lift, is an anti-aging treatment that involves receiving dermal filler injections in the face. It is a much less painful, minimally-invasive, and quicker alternative to surgical facelifts, with injections taking only a few minutes to administer and results appearing almost instantly. Instead of repositioning and removing excess skin to smooth out the skin, liquid facelifts work by injecting natural proteins and nutrients into the dermis that have been lost through the process of aging. With the addition of a local anesthetic, injections are virtually painless and there is little to no downtime required so you can get right back to your day-to-day life.

What is a liquid facelift?.

How to slow down aging.

What you need to know before dermal fillers.

Find a licensed injector.

Don’t fall for fraudulant products.

Permanent vs temporary dermal fillers.

HA technology.

Types of fillers.

How old do I need to be?.


Time to press pause on aging

When our skin ages or is exposed to harmful external conditions such as sun exposure or environmental elements, it loses key nutrients that help to maintain hydration, tone, and elasticity, such as collagen and elastin. Another of these key nutrients is the naturally occurring protein hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for holding moisture within the connective tissue in the dermis. As the natural stores of hyaluronic acid deplete, the skin becomes dry and sagging, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to form in the skin, and even causing volume loss. The most popular face fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid in the skin, giving the patient moisturized, younger-looking skin for an overall radiant appearance.

7 things you should know before you book

There are a few things that you should be aware of before booking a liquid facelift in order to ensure that your injections are not only safe, but also to make sure that you will be getting the best results possible from your facial filler treatment. Knowing these things will not only help you define your treatment goals, it will help you find the right filler and right doctor for your liquid facelift treatment.

It matters who does your filler

First off, although liquid facelifts don’t involve surgery as traditional facelifts do that does not mean that they aren’t still medical procedures. Not only do you need to find a licensed medical professional to perform your dermal injections, you also need to look for a professional with experience administering filler injections. The duration of results and overall effects can depend on a number of factors, including the injection technique used, so finding a doctor who has a keen understanding of the underlying anatomy of the dermis and the facial structure is key to getting the best result.

Use authentic brand products

While facial fillers are safe and effective, the products available on the market have all been through a thorough testing process to receive approval by regulating medical bodies such as the FDA in the United States and the CE in the European Union. Using products that that are not authentic can not only result in undesirable results, it can also lead to dangerous reactions that pose a threat to your continued health.

Permanent vs temporary dermal fillers

There are both permanent and temporary dermal fillers available to patients seeking to halt and reverse the signs of aging. Permanent fillers are typically made of silicone, collagen, or involve a process of transferring fat from other areas of the body to the face. As the classification suggests, these results are permanent and it is vital to find a doctor you trust, as correct application of the procedure is essential. Temporary dermal fillers are typically made of biodegradable ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which are naturally broken down within the body over time.

Which is best for skin and long lasting?

Though temporary fillers do eventually fade, they are long lasting, with certain products lasting as long as 18 months. They also work to restore natural function into the skin by replacing proteins and other nutrients that have been lost, as opposed to putting in a synthetic or displaced replacement. Temporary fillers work with the skin, and you can receive periodic touch ups to maintain results. Permanent fillers are more difficult to reverse results of and may also have undesirable complications.

Hyaluronic acid technology advancements

Companies devote much time and money to developing proprietary technologies that help create stronger, more malleable, longer-lasting hyaluronic acid to make their temporary dermal fillers produce the best results. These technologies typically focus on the process of cross-linking the hyaluronic acid.

Product lines with cross-linked hyaluronic acid

Juvederm, Restylane, Pluryal, Stylage, and Teosyal are examples of product lines that use cross-linked hyaluronic acid in their dermal fillers.

Why Juvederm and Restylane are popular cosmetic injectables

Juvederm and Restylane are the most trusted cosmetic injectables because they have a proven track record of success and the best safety profile of any filler currently available. With both products, the results are instant and effects can last from 4 to 6 months.

Different fillers do different things

Each dermal filler product is formulated to achieve specific results. Many brands even have multiple fillers in 1 product line, with different fillers typically having different concentrations of hyaluronic acid in order to achieve different effects. Whether it’s adding simple rejuvenation, correcting superficial lines, filling severe folds, or even adding volume or facial sculpting, there are many different skin fillers that are able to perform a variety of corrections and treatments.

When should you get a facial lift treatment?

Because there are such a large variety of dermal fillers available, there is truly a product for every skin type. However, it is much easier to prevent severe lines and wrinkles from appearing than it is to correct them, so the earlier you start receiving filler injections, the better.


If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of the premature signs of aging in your skin, then receiving dermal filler injections may be the perfect option for you. However, once you receive injections and fall in love with the look of your fillers, you'll have to keep going back for more treatments periodically to maintain results.

Find out more about Juvederm and Restylane, and other popular brands such as Belotero.

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