Once upon a time, getting fillers left many with frozen-looking faces or overly puffy face. Today, more and more people are looking for a natural look when it comes to using filler with effortless, non-invasive treatments that can take years of your face. The goal is to make sure you still look like you, just refreshed.
Throughout the ageing process, bone and fat pads under the skin that act as scaffolding for your body, start to thin which causes the skin to start sagging. This makes you appear drawn, tired, and wrinkled.
Every face ages in different ways and dermal fillers are used to address signs of ageing and refresh your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face. Using hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies, dermal fillers help to fill out skin depressions to create a smooth, light reflective surface that is youthful and flattering.
Dermal fillers are effective on lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows, hollows, and indentations to reduce the expression lines that make us appear angry or even sad. Ultimately it helps to create a natural appearance you’re hoping for.
Tips for a More Natural Look with Fillers
There are several things you should know that help you achieve a natural look when using fillers.
Find the right injector
Only trust a medical professional when getting fillers. These include nurses, dermatologists, plastic/cosmetic surgeons, or aesthetic/cosmetic doctors. This is because the treatment is still a medical procedure meaning training and expertise matter.
You should choose a provider who:
- Has a good knowledge of facial anatomy
- Has artistry and attention to detail
- Has training and experience performing cosmetic fillers
- Stays up to date with new techniques and treatments
During the consultation, feel free to ask to see before and after photos of patients, and a lot of cosmetic doctors may even have websites and social media that includes before and after photos of patients they’ve treated.
Dr Rakib is a Cosmetic Physician and a medical graduate from the University of Queensland. Dr Rakib aims to provide holistic aesthetic treatment to help his patients reclaim their inner strength and beauty.
Know about the filler used
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin to restore volume loss. The results of most fillers are temporary as they are made of substances that the body metabolises and absorbs which is why you will need touch-up treatments to maintain their effects.
Learn to love your face
Embrace the uniqueness that is you and find something you love about it. Maybe it’s your eyes or how your hair frames your face. You’ll even learn that every face is different and even the same specialist may need to approach the same problem area differently from patient to patient based on facial structure.
Take it slow
One of the biggest mistakes people make is to overcorrect with fillers all in one visit. It’s best to allow your filler to settle and reveal the results that will give you a more natural, rested, and lasting look.
Consider other options too
If your face isn’t all that aged maybe filler isn’t the best option for you. A great alternative is the PRP or PRF treatment. This treatment takes your own blood and extracts the plasma then applies it to your face. This might be the refreshment your face needs or even be used in conjunction with filler afterwards if needed.
If you think you look weird
If you feel you look unnatural or fake after the treatment it is completely possible to have it reversed. Filler dissolving treatment can be offered to patients who want to reverse the effects of their filler. Find more about it here.
Book in an appointment with me to discuss your desires for a natural look when using filler.