6 Reasons Fillers are So Popular
Fillers are injectable substances that can correct issues and enhance facial beauty. Unlike plastic surgery, injectables like Botox, Kybella, and Juvederm can be administered in just minutes in an outpatient setting at Ageless. Whether your concerns include wrinkles, volume loss, double chin, thin lips, or something else, there is an injectable that can help.
Botox Cosmetic is an injectable that addresses lines on the forehead and around the eyes. These lines, commonly called frown lines and crow’s feet, result from muscle contractions while making expressions. Over the years, the lines created when you squint or frown will become etched into the skin. This can make you look angry or tired all the time, but Botox can help by smoothing away the lines.
Botox can correct horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and lines around the eyes. The injections are very precise so that the muscles causing the wrinkles are temporarily frozen. You’ll still be able to make expressions after having Botox treatment, but you’ll find it harder to create deep frowns and squints. Botox treatment takes only around 10 minutes in office. The treatment is generally not painful, as very fine needles are used. Most patients see results at around seven days post-treatment, although you may notice improvement before that time.
Kybella is the first injectable of its kind: an FDA approved treatment for submental fat. Submental fat, better known as the “double chin,” is extremely difficult to lose, even if you manage to lose significant extra fat elsewhere on your body. Kybella is injected into the fat cells below the chin, where it goes to work destroying the fat. Kybella treatment can be different for each patient, depending on the exact location and amount of fat. Kybella is also used in the bra fat area — a treatment called Armbella or Brabella. Like double chin fat, this fat is hard to lose but can be effectively targeted with Kybella.
Most patients need two treatment sessions, with each session including two vials of Kybella. Some patients may need more extensive treatment, possibly up to four treatment sessions. Each session is only 30-60 minutes in total. A topical anesthetic will be used to make the injection process as comfortable and easy as possible. Once the treatment is complete, you can return to your normal routine whenever you wish.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that adds volume to the areas of the face where it’s needed. It’s natural to experience volume loss with age. This volume loss can result in deep folds around the mouth and nose, sunken cheeks, or thinning of the lips. Juvederm is in the hyaluronic acid family of dermal fillers that can address all of these problems. Juvederm Vollure XC fills in facial folds, Juvederm Ultra XC plumps the lips, and Juvederm Vollbella XC smooths away lip lines and adds subtle volume.
Juvederm treatment is done in the office, with most appointments taking only around half an hour. Since an anesthetic is included in the Juvederm formulas, most patients tolerate the injections quite well. A topical anesthetic or ice pack may also be applied to enhance comfort even more. Juvederm takes effect immediately, and you can return to your normal routine as soon as you leave your appointment.
How Do They Work?
Each filler works differently based on its formulation and purpose. Botox forces muscles to stop over-contracting, Kybella targets fat cells to destroy them permanently, and Juvederm adds immediate natural-looking volume where it’s needed. Each of these injectables has its own unique and special purpose, and our team is happy to help you decide which is right for you.
Why Are Fillers So Popular?
There’s no doubt that fillers and other injectables are popular today. In fact, they’re now more popular than cosmetic surgery in many cases. There are a number of reasons for this popularity, including all of the following.
1. Results are visible quickly.
Juvederm takes effect right away, and Botox takes effect in less than a week. Kybella also offers relatively rapid results — you’ll usually see a difference after either one or two treatment sessions.
2. It will make your skin look more youthful.
Many patients are drawn to fillers because they’re unhappy with the way that their appearance has changed with age. Fillers offer the chance to turn back the clock in a non-invasive way. You’ll get younger looking skin without surgery.
3. There’s no downtime.
There’s no recovery time needed after you get fillers. Most patients resume their normal routine right away.
4. The treatment is quick.
Fillers can be done in minutes, with appointments being under an hour in total. You can even plan a filler appointment on your lunch break and then go right back to work if you want to.
5. You don’t have to wait to wear makeup.
You may want to conceal any minor redness or bruising with makeup — and that’s no problem at all with fillers. You can apply makeup as soon as you’re done with your appointment.
6. It isn’t painful.
Fillers aren’t painful at all. The thinnest of needles are used to precisely deliver the product, and you’ll also have topical anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Many patients say that fillers are pain-free, or cause only a mild amount of temporary discomfort at most.