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Getting the Best Results with Facial Fillers
Facial fillers have been used to rapidly and safely smooth skin and reduce wrinkles for almost two decades. And recent advancements in facial filler formulas make them even more versatile – offering antiaging benefits for lips, ‘smokers’ lines’, cheeks, eyes, nasolabial folds, chin and jawline.
Facial fillers are among the safest cosmetic procedures available today. However, as with any medical procedure, following your physician’s instructions can facilitate rapid healing and ensure that your results last as long as possible.
In this article the facial filler experts at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI share the steps you can take to help achieve and maintain the best results from your facial filler injections.
Choose the Right Facial Filler
Different facial fillers are approved to treat different areas of the face. Some lift the cheeks, some fill in eye hollows, and some smooth parentheses (“marionette”) lines around the mouth – while others treat crow’s feet, and still others smooth vertical lip lines, or plump the lips. So the first step to achieving the best facial filler results is selecting the right brand and formulation for your aesthetic goals.
Additionally, how long your facial fillers will last will depend upon the type of facial filler used, as well as the part of the face being treated. Facials fillers can last from as little as a few months, up to as long as two years. So make sure you and your provider select the brand and formula of facial filler that will last the longest, as well as deliver the most natural looking results.
For this reason, you should always go to a full service medical spa, like AMAE in Birmingham, MI – and NOT a salon or mall location that only offers a limited number of facial fillers or treatments. We offer the widest array of facial fillers and our experienced nurse injectors will help you choose the right facial filler for your cosmetic needs.
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Beware of “Cut Rate” Facial Filler Prices
Of course, everyone wants to find the best price! And, at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI we offer a variety of facial filler specials that change every month. But if you are offered a facial filler treatment that costs far less than the standard prices at other area Med Spa, BEWARE.
Too low prices are a likely indicator that some compromises are being made in the quality of your facial filler treatment. “Cheap” facial fillers may be an indication that the injector may not be trained, skilled or even licensed. Even more dangerous is the fact that cheap fillers may mean that the quality of the facial filler product may be compromised.
“Cut rate” facial filler salons and spas may use highly diluted products, substitute products, or even “black market” products that were not purchased directly from the manufacturer. There have even been frightening reports of everything from industrial silicone to baby oil being injected as a “facial filler” in certain unlicensed establishments!
Like anything else in life you “get what you pay for.” Bargain basement prices in facial fillers can be an indication that you are taking a big risk with your face!
Only Get Facial Fillers from a Medical Provider
It is extremely important to only get injectable facial fillers from a doctor’s office. AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is owned and operated by renowned and respected board certified plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali.
To prevent risks and complications – such as infection – facial fillers should always be injected in a hygienic medical setting with sterile instruments. Facial filler injections performed in homes, hotels, spas, malls, or resorts are not being done in a licensed medical environment – and can lead to infection, skin damage and more.
By going to a licensed medical provider – such as AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI – you are assured that you are being injected with FDA-approved facial fillers, purchased directly from the manufacturer, in a sterile medical environment, using approved medical treatments and procedures.
Proper Facial Filler Aftercare
After your facial filler injections, following your provider’s aftercare instructions are the best way to ensure that you get the best results.
Do not touch, massage, or rub the injection sites for at least 24 hours. Any physical pressure to these areas could accidentally move the facial filler. Try to relax and don’t take part in strenuous activity such as working-out for a day or two. Avoiding smoking and excess drinking of alcohol – which can interfere with healing. Do not take blood thinning medications or supplements – including fish oil and ibuprofen – within a couple days of getting facial filler injections, unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Generally, patients should also wait at least 48 hours before getting chemical peels, facials, microdermabrasion or any other facial procedures. Ask your doctor or nurse-injector if you plan to schedule other treatments.
In the rare event that bruises form after facial filler injections, using vitamin K or arnica can help reduce bruising. Using a good concealer with a green or yellow pigment will also help hide these temporary bruises.
And always use sunscreen on a daily basis to help preserve your facial fillers, as well as to protect against post-injection pigment changes at the needle stick locations.
Best Facial Fillers | Birmingham, MI
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali offers the best and most advanced technologies in facial fillers.
Schedule a consultation to see which type of facial filler or injection is best for your skin issues and beauty goals. Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!