Lips filler injection

How Facial Fillers Can Achieve Subtle Results

Many clients may have the mistaken impression that facial fillers will result in an “overdone” appearance. They may worry that their lips or cheeks will look unnatural. However, when an experienced practitioner injects fillers, the results are subtle enough to blend in.

In a professional’s hands, fine lines and wrinkles soften thanks to plumper, healthier-looking skin. Hollowed areas in the cheeks disappear, creating a rejuvenated look. While friends and family may be unable to point out that you received fillers, they will notice your confident, younger-looking smile.

About Facial Fillers

Today’s facial fillers are made of safe, natural materials like hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a component of naturally healthy skin. Aging skin may not be able to produce as much hyaluronic acid as it did in the past. Hyaluronic acid helps to plump the skin, softening the look of wrinkles and lines.

The Process of Applying Facial Fillers

Before injecting fillers, your provider will thoroughly cleanse your skin, creating an optimal canvas for the procedure. They may also apply an anesthetic cream to make the injections more comfortable, ensuring a smoother and more pleasant experience for you.

With a fine needle, the provider injects tiny amounts of the filler material under the top layer of skin. It may take several minutes to inject fillers, depending on how many areas need coverage.

After the procedure, the provider will clean your skin again. You may have minor injection-site bruising or swelling, but these should pass in a day or two.

You can see results immediately with hyaluronic acid fillers, though the results may continue to take shape for a few days to a week.

Achieving Subtle Results from Fillers

One of the best ways to get subtle results is to make multiple injections over time. Adding fillers a bit at a time is an excellent way to ease into a new look without going overboard. 

Combining standard hyaluronic acid facial fillers with a poly-L-lactic acid filler like Sculptra can also produce gradually noticeable results. Fillers work right away, while Sculptra takes time to develop. As the two treatments take effect, you will see a gradual fade in lines and hollows.

Good Candidates for Facial Fillers

Most healthy adults are good candidates for fillers. Generally, healthy skin free of redness, irritation, and infection is best. Clients with medication allergies should consult their provider. Clients under 18, those who may be pregnant, or those who are breastfeeding should consider other methods. 

Your Ideal Choice for Receiving Fillers

Visiting a qualified professional is the key to achieving a natural look with facial fillers. Not every medical professional who advertises fillers can apply them with the artistic touch required for a subtle look. A well-regarded medical aesthetics spa is an excellent choice because it can complement your treatment with other methods.

esthetic medspa Portland provides comprehensive medical aesthetics treatments in southern Maine, including injectable fillers, laser treatments, diamondglow, peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, facials, and microdermabrasion. We offer concierge-style service in a high-end environment. Call our Portland, ME office today at 207-618-5792 with questions or to make an appointment.