Are Dermal Fillers Right For You?
Dermal filler injection treatments help in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other facial signs of aging. The procedure also allows adding volume to thinning facial areas. Most people that get the procedure done at a local med spa are above 35 years of age. In rare cases, individuals in their twenties may also open the door for the procedure because of heredity factors. For instance, they may suffer from sagging facial skin or small deformities in the nose or chin.
Medical spa providers recommend dermal fillers for those looking to get minor cosmetic improvements as well, such as an attractive pout. People bothered by hollows under lower eyelids and cheek depression make good candidates for the procedure.
The Lounge of Beauty Medical Spa, led by Dr. Solomon Laktineh and Agnes Lech, RN provides safe and innovative skin care, body contouring, laser and medical aesthetic treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Greater Los Angeles, California, and surrounding communities.
Characteristics of Ideal Candidates
Facial filler treatments are recommended for candidates unhappy with facial wrinkles or thinning skin volume. However, these symptoms should not be because of overactive facial muscles. Patients that require treatment in targeted areas and not the whole face are usually found suitable for medical spa injectable fillers.
To be a good candidate for a facial filler procedure, you will need to have one or more of the following:
- Smoker’s lines or fine lines around the mouth
- Nasolabial folds or deep lines and creases between the mouth and nose
- Loss of volume in mid-face (sunken cheeks appearance)
- Uneven or thinly shaped lips
- Receding or undermined chin
- Poor nasal tip, unsightly nose bump or other nose issues
Individuals above the age of 18 years if unhappy with signs of aging or loss of volume on their face may choose to get a dermal filler procedure if they don’t want to undergo invasive cosmetic surgeries. Men and women make equally suitable candidates. However, it is recommended that a candidate be a non-smoker or at least willing to quit smoking for specified time period before the treatment.
Prior Allergy Tests Are Not Required
All dermal fillers are FDA approved and don’t usually require a prior allergy test. This includes compounds like Restylane, Juvederm, and Revanesse that are non-animal fat based fillers. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid as key component. This substance is naturally occurring in the body and is 100% biocompatible.
Who is Not a Good Candidate?
Nursing or pregnant women are not recommended to get the procedure done. This holds true for people with active acne on the affected area or those with untreated skin infections. Individuals with auto-immune disease should consult with their doctors before opting for a facial filler procedure.
It is important that patients have realistic expectations when getting a cosmetic procedure done. You need to fully understand the risk of side effects and kind of results to expect. In addition, it is imperative that you inform the provider about any pre-existing medical condition, prescription drugs, or herbal supplements that you may be taking.
The Lounge of Beauty Medical Spa receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Greater Los Angeles, California, and nearby areas for a range of advanced and proven aesthetic procedures.
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