Dermal fillers are injectable treatments designed specifically to give long-lasting and natural-looking results. They are not the same as Botox and Dysport, as they serve a completely different purpose. Before you start with their application, here are some basic things you and your patients need to know.
1. Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the skin. The most common filler used to be collagen, but nowadays hyaluronic acid has gained popularity due to its ability to store moisture, resulting in a hydrated look. Creams and serums with hyaluronic acid can also moisturize, but they cannot restore the lost volume that its injectable form can.
2. Its effects are long-lasting.
All that is required for hyaluronic-based dermal fillers to have a long lasting effect on the patient’s skin is one visit. The injectable amount of one visit is enough to last for up to three or even six months.
3. The correct way of treatment is invisible.
If injected the right way, hyaluronic acid fillers should be invisible. That means the results of the treatment look natural.
4. There have been huge advancements in the way we apply the technique.
Years ago, when doctors wanted to correct the lines around the patient’s mouth, they injected the fillers directly into the laugh lines, to fill the wrinkles. As the technique advanced through the years, results look more and more natural and the goal is to plump other parts of the face.
5. The right technique is important.
Every doctor has his own techniques he uses when injecting fillers. These techniques also depend on his level of experience. Make sure you have a portfolio of before-and-after photos of real patients for your potential ones to see as a sample of your work and be prepared to answer their questions. Most importantly, do not perform procedures you are not trained and licensed for, as there are big risks when it is done incorrectly.
6. Fillers can be used for prevention.
The age limit people start getting treatments keeps getting lower. There might actually be certain benefits to that. As research has shown, starting at a younger age with small amounts of injections, it can result in a reduced rate of ageing.
7. Every type of filler has different use
There are particles that can rebuild thinner cheekbones and other, smaller ones that are a better match for fine lines and thin lips. It takes knowledge and proper training to know which particle to use in which case for natural-looking results.
What is important to remember is to trust methods that have proven results. “Cleopatra Technique”, developed by professor Cleopatra Nacopoulos, rejuvenates and augments the skin in a completely natural way, guaranteeing long-lasting results.