What is a Filler Facelift

As we age, certain biological and physiological changes begin to occur in our bodies. Most of us have a pretty good understanding of the changes that occur on the face to give it a different appearance. At some point, we’ve all looked in the mirror and noticed a few lines or some loser areas that didn’t seem to be there before. 

The loss of fat volume in the face can cause your skin to loosen and sag. This starts to happen gradually to everyone as they get older. Most people notice it around their chin and jowl area. Your frown lines, forehead lines, and necklines become more prominent. You may also develop crow’s feet, marionette lines, and commissure lines. 

Thankfully, there are cosmetic procedures that can help slow down the effects of aging on our face; one of which is getting an injectable dermal filler. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances and they are injected just below the skin to treat wrinkles and lines created by lost collagen and fat. These injectable dermal fillers help to smooth out the wrinkles, restore volume and fill up the contours on the face, giving the face a youthful, fresh, and smooth feel.

A filler facelift, also known as a liquid facelift, is typically a great solution for people who have a small amount of wrinkles and sagging skin but still have good skin elasticity. After an initial consultation, your provider will decide where to administer the filler to give you the best results. These are going to be the areas around your temples, under your eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, and folds around the nose and mouth. If you couple these fillers with a botulinum injectable the results could last longer.

What Do You Need to Think About Before a Belotero® Filler Facelift?

Getting a Belotero® dermal filler facelift can help with several types of facial wrinkles and facial contours. It can last from 6 to 12 months and unlike many other injectable fillers with hyaluronic acid, Belotero doesn’t result in the Tyndall effect (a blue-hued tinge) and it doesn’t produce any toxic substances if it breaks in the skin. Moreso, there’s no downtime and there is a minimal risk of it getting lumpy. 

Provider 

Getting a dermal filler is fairly simple and more accessible than most people assume. It is a non-surgical procedure hence, it is not invasive. However, in as much as the procedure doesn’t require you to go under the knife, you still have to pay careful attention to the provider you choose. Your provider has to be specially trained in cosmetic procedures and should have a bit of experience in administering facial fillers. A well-trained cosmetic specialist will be able to accurately determine the number of fills you need and how often you need to get it done.

Quality of Filler

In getting a dermal fill, always ensure that the dermal filler that you get is FDA approved and is administered by a trained specialist. Also, the active ingredient in the dermal filler has an impact on its effectiveness in the long run. 

Dermal filler types include Hyaluronic Acid, Poly-L-Lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate. The most commonly used of these is the hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Belotero. Pinch uses Belotero dermal fillers, because they are trusted, FDA-approved, and have non-animal hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the skin. The hyaluronic acid binds with water to give the skin a plump and smoother appearance. It also restores the skin’s elasticity and volume. 

Side effects

When getting a dermal filler, you have to consider the possible effects it’ll have on your body. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions to certain proteins, then it is best to avoid certain kinds of dermal fillers. So before you get a dermal filler, ensure to inform your doctor of your medical history. Generally, you might get some temporary side effects from a filler facelift such as hyperhidrosis, swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. These usually go away within a few days of the procedure and are usually no cause for alarm.  

Effectiveness

You should also consider how effective the dermal filler is in helping you achieve that youthful look that you desire. Some fillers such as Belotero are fast-acting and the effects typically last for about six to twelve months depending on the exact product used. Also, dermal fillers have less dramatic effects than other forms of cosmetic procedures meaning you can ease into your new appearance. 

Now that you know what to put into consideration when getting a filler facelift, you can finally bid those forehead and frown lines a goodbye. And remember, get only the best fillers for your face.

Pinch took a look at every injectable on the market and chose Xeomin® as our botulinum injectable and Belotero as our dermal filler. Xeomin has been associated with fewer allergic reactions, quicker time to desired treatment effect, and a longer-lasting result. Belotero contains hyaluronic acid that rejuvenates your appearance by adding volume to the skin. It can be used throughout the face, including delicate areas around the lips, to reverse the effects of the normal aging process with subtle but noticeable enhancements to your natural beauty.

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