Injectables & Fillers Miami
While some people look forward to seeing the fine lines and wrinkles that come with aging, others hate seeing those problem spots staring back at them in the mirror. While you can use creams and other products to cope with some of the signs that you see, there are non-surgical alternatives that work more effectively and provide better results in less time. You don’t need to worry about getting a facelift or choosing the right surgeon either. At Miami Medical Spa, we offer both Injectables and fillers that offer the big results that you want in as little as one appointment.
Types of Injectables and Fillers
Looking at the different types of injectables is one of the first things you should do before making an appointment with our office. Though many fillers use similar formulas and target the same areas, they use different trademark names such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Perlane, and Belotero Balance. We recommend that you talk with your doctor about your symptoms to find which fillers or injectables are suitable for you. The best one depends on whether you have moderate or severe lines and wrinkles, suffer from certain medical conditions, have smoke lines, want to reduce the appearance of scars or want to add fullness to your cheeks and other parts of your face.
What Do They Treat?
The most common reason why patients schedule injectables and fillers Miami appointments is that they want to hide lines and wrinkles in their faces. Injectables can work on the frown and smile lines around your face and the deeper lines around your forehead. If you suffer from facial wasting that makes your cheeks appear sunken, you can choose a filler that pumps your cheeks and gives them more volume. Some patients have deep smile lines that extend from the lips to the cheeks that injectables can treat. Other problems that fillers and injectables can help with include:
- Lines caused by smoking
- Acne scars
- Worry lines
- Laugh lines
- Thin lips
How Long Do Results Last?
Whether you choose these procedures for facial scar management or to care for wrinkles, you’ll want to know when you see results and how long the results last. Most patients see some swelling at the injection site that lasts for several hours up to one full day. As soon as the swelling goes away, you may find that you see some significant changes. The results can include making your lips or cheeks appear plumper, hiding old scars that you have or reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the treatment that you choose, those results will last for six months up to 18 months. Those used in the cheeks typically last for up to a year.
Which Filler Do You Need?
Choosing the right fillers requires working with your doctor to go over the pros and cons of each one compared to what you want and need. If you have deep lines on your face and neck due to dehydration, the doctor will recommend something different than if you want to add more definition to your face. Those with fine lines need a treatment that will hydrate and plump the skin to hide those lines. The doctor can also recommend different treatments to hide the scars that you have or add more volume to your face.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?
If you ever had a shot before, you can expect to feel the same amount of general pain when getting an injectable or filler. Before applying the treatment that you choose, the doctor will use an antibacterial product to clean your skin and remove any germs. Many patients opt for a topical anesthetic to reduce their pain. Once the doctor applies the anesthetic, he will gently touch your skin to make sure it works. Some doctors apply a cold tool to the skin that numbers it before using the injection. Depending on the size of the problem area, you may need one or more injections. The doctor will slowly massage the skin to make sure that the filler spreads through the area. Though you may feel some minor pain from a filler or injectable, most claim that it’s similar to a bee sting.
Do You Need to Worry About Side Effects?
The side effects that you may experience after fillers and injectables are minimal. You may experience some inflammation and/or pain, but this is more common among those who have a large area treated. The doctor will make sure that you do not experience any excess bleeding and talk with you about your level of pain before you leave. Some patients notice tiny red marks on their faces at the injection sites, which go away on their own within a few hours. You may notice some mild itching as the skin heals. The skin may feel tender too. Even among patients who experienced these side effects, many noted that they were mild and easy to handle.
What are the Benefits of Injectables and Fillers?
The benefits of using fillers and injectables include giving patients comfortable treatments that they can get during a lunch break. You can get in and out of our office in just 20 minutes, but it may take as long as an hour depending on what you choose. We offer appointments for those who lead busy lives that can help you go back to work after your appointment. Many patients also like that these treatments are highly affordable, especially when compared to surgical options. Not only can you save on the cost of the procedure, but you don’t need to take as much time off work either. At Miami Medical Spa, we can recommend the right fillers and injectables based on what you want to treat too. Another benefit is that you don’t need to make a follow-up appointment. With most types of fillers and injectables, the body will slowly break down the products and eliminate them as waste later. You only need to come back to our office if you have serious side effects or any questions.
What is the Procedure Downtime?
Both fillers and injectables are types of a non-surgical procedure, which means that you don’t need to worry about an extended downtime that knocks you off your feet. You’ll want to avoid spending time in saunas and other places where you expose the skin to high temperatures and try to reduce the pressure that you put on those areas. Some patients find it helpful to change the way they sleep after having injectables. You should also avoid certain types of makeup and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Using over the counter pain medications and ice packs can reduce your pain and swelling over the next few days.
Injectables and Fillers Miami Appointments
Though many people use injectables and fillers to fight the signs of aging, these treatments can help those with different types of scars too. It’s one of the best options for those with deep acne scars on their faces and those who feel self-conscious because of surgical and non-surgical scars. Before having one of these procedures done, you need to talk with your doctor about what results you hope to see to make sure that you choose the right one. We offer a wide range of treatments and products from some of the top companies. Whether you have sunken cheeks that change the way your face looks, fine lines and wrinkles or deep scars, call Miami Medical Spa to schedule an appointment for fillers or injectables