Answers to Common Wrinkle Filler Questions
Wrinkle fillers are frequently celebrated as the non-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery and are often referred to as “liquid facelifts” or “non-surgical facelifts.” If considering undergoing an injectable filler procedure, numerous options are available, each with their own benefits. Some focus on lines and wrinkles, some on jowls, while others add volume to sunken areas such as the cheeks or the temples. Each filler lasts for varying amounts of time, though six months to two years is the average.
Before talking about wrinkle fillers with your Beverly Hills skin specialist, check out a few answers to common questions about the subject:
How Do Fillers Work?
Unlike a facelift, which pulls the skin back to make it appear smoother and line-free, fillers plump the skin up from the inside out. They are injected into designated parts of the face to lift the skin and consequently to push wrinkles outward, revealing plump, youthful skin.
Will the Procedure Hurt?
A quick, virtually painless procedure, results are instant and side effects minimal. While you might experience some redness and swelling around the injection site, such effects are mild and disappear within a few days. Skin looks immediately better, and improves drastically in the days following the injections. And although you may have to avoid the sun while the filler sets in, most of the time you can easily resume usual activities without fear of repercussions.
Are Fillers Safe?
Most if not all fillers are FDA-approved, and many have been in use for at least 10 years. Feel free to discuss side effects with your dermatologist before selecting a filler, and do any additional research you deem necessary before undergoing the procedure.
Is It Expensive?
When compared to the thousands upon thousands of dollars facelifts and similar procedures cost, no! Undergoing a wrinkle filler procedure isn’t the cheapest way to spend a half hour, however it’s still a lot less expensive than the alternatives. One session can cost between $500 and $1,000 or more depending on the filler used, while a facelift can easily cost over $10,000.
Talk to the Beverly Hills wrinkle filler experts at The Kopelson Clinic about your options today! Contact the clinic for more information.