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Everything you need to know about dermal fillers

Every since Kylie Jenner made media headlines for her infamous lips, it has been rapidly popular for millennials to get fillers in multiple areas, such as lips, tear troughs, cheeks, jawline, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and chin. As we age, our skin loses collagen, elasticity, and subcutaneous fat, which causes our muscles to work closer to the surface and create greater folds in our skin. The beauty of fillers is the non-surgical approach to rejuvenating your skin’s appearance.

  1. Hyaluronic acid fillers are derm favourites. Restylane, Juvéderm, and Belotero contain hyaluronic acid, which is a product already found naturally in your body and is responsible for giving skin a plump, more hydrated appearance. Some people use it topically to moisturize, but creams and serum will not aid in volume loss. Only injectable hyaluronic acid can do this.
  2. Skin can look plumper and smoother for months with just one injection. One of the many reasons why hyaluronic acid fillers are so popular is their ability to reduce wrinkles and add volume with a single injection. Depending on the location of the injection, fillers can last between 3 to 9 months, sometimes up to one year. Some research suggests that collagen production (the substance that makes your skin strong and plump) is stimulated, resulting in fresher-looking skin in the long run.
  3. Different fillers do different things. Each variety of fillers have different particle sizes for different purposes. For example, at Lift, we inject Restylane Lyft into the cheekbones since it has a larger particle size that acts like bricks of a foundation to rebuild thinned cheekbones. A good injector will explain a treatment plan for you, so at Lift, we make sure each client has each treatment individualized to their facial features to enhance their skin with healthy, natural results.
  4. If you love the look of your fillers, you’ll have to maintain this look. After a certain amount of time (3 to 9 months) your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid. Therefore, you have to get touchups once or twice a year to maintain the look. Fortunately, Lift offers packages that do not expire, which include 3 filler treatments for clients looking to maintain their look.
Areas treated: cheeks, lips Products used: Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse Total volume used: 6 mL
Areas treated: cheeks, lips
Products used: Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse
Total volume used: 6 mL

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