Google “Do fillers ruin your face?” and you’ll be bombarded with scary before and after pictures of fillers gone wrong. But before you pump the brakes on your upcoming appointment, know that there is a right way and a wrong way to do fillers.
When administered properly by a trained, experienced professional, injectable fillers can yield smooth, natural-looking results with little risk of complications. The key, however, is to do your homework beforehand to avoid injectable filler mishaps and ensure you get beautiful results. Here’s how.
Choose a Reputable Provider
Behind every great filler result is a great filler provider. Choose someone with proper training, ample experience and an excellent track record with previous clients to administer your injectable fillers. Getting fillers just right requires an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, disciplined attention to detail and an artistic eye — so you really want to be quite picky about who you let near your face with needles.
Steer clear of anyone with shaky credentials or obvious red flags offering fillers or BOTOX®. Some warning signs to look out for and avoid at all costs include:
- Filler appointments that take place anywhere outside of a sterile med spa environment, such as in someone’s home or a hotel room.
- Providers who are unwilling to show you the package that the filler came in, signaling that they may be using a fake product.
- Prices that sound too good to be true, because they probably are.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Overfilling is one of the most common mistakes that can ruin your filler results. This is yet another reason why it is so important to choose an experienced and properly trained filler provider, as a qualified professional should have no problem recommending the right amount of filler for your specific facial anatomy and cosmetic goals.
A small amount of filler can yield big results, so it’s important not to get too caught up in how many milliliters you’re getting, as long as you trust your provider and his or her professional opinion. When in doubt, it’s best to start with too little filler rather than too much.
Know Your Type
Not all fillers are created equal, and there is a right time and place for just about every type. However, if you are new to fillers or unsure about whether or not you will like the results, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the best place to start.
Not only do HA fillers provide smooth, natural results, but they can also be dissolved by a special enzyme if you don’t love your final look for any reason. Other types of fillers can’t be dissolved and will need to wear off on their own over time in order to restore your natural appearance.
Fillers can do wonders for wrinkles, thin lips and many other cosmetic concerns, but they aren’t a magic wand that’ll fix everything. And trying to use fillers as a fix-all almost always results in an over-filled and unnatural look. So make sure you go into your filler appointment with realistic expectations about what fillers can and can’t do for your face so that you aren’t disappointed with your final results.
Sarasota Facial Aesthetics recognizes that you have a choice when it comes to your facial rejuvenation and skin care needs. The practice is founded on providing patients with an honest, healthy, realistic approach to revitalizing unwanted facial and skin conditions.