Are you interested in trying dermal fillers for the first time or thinking about switching which filler you use? The skill and experience of the injector are just as important as being matched with the right dermal filler. That’s why VIDA’s Medical Director, Dr. Glen Jarosz, personally trains and supervises the entire staff at this medical day spa. So much more than a MediSpa, we are home to board-certified MDs and estheticians who are CAE.
It can be overwhelming trying to choose the right place for your dermal fillers, whether you’re new to this treatment or a seasoned pro. There are so many families of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, and numerous fillers within these brands. Every dermal filler is designed a little differently to treat different parts of the face and body. The vast majority of dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is already produced naturally in the body, but that doesn’t mean all dermal fillers are the same.
Subtle Differences for a Big Difference
The viscosity of an HA filler is just one of many factors that makes each one unique. You want some “spread” of fillers in some parts of the face, but in others, it may need to “stick” in place a little better. On average, most clients benefit from 2 – 3 syringes of any HA filler for each treatment site in order to create gorgeous and yet natural results. It is not uncommon to “mix and match” dermal fillers for the best results, and this is something only an experienced injector can help you with.
When you’re looking for the best clinic in Salem for dermal fillers, start by considering who exactly your injector will be. What is their background and training? It is relatively rare to find a clinic where an MD or RN will be injecting dermal fillers, but that’s exactly what you get at VIDA. This ensures the most comfortable and safe experience, as well as results you will love.
Signs of a Great Dermal Filler Injector
Take a look at third-party reviews when you’re searching for a clinic that injects dermal fillers. This is the equivalent of word of mouth and a great way to gauge how happy you’ll be with the results. Testimonials, ratings, and social media feedback can all help you narrow down your search. However, there’s only so much online feedback that can tell you before it’s time to take the next step and schedule a consultation.
Some clients prefer to go ahead and book fillers without a consult, but others prefer a slow, steady, and methodical approach. Consultations at VIDA are complimentary and this is your opportunity to learn more about which dermal fillers are available, which are right for you, and the kind of results you can expect.
The Reality of Dermal Fillers
No dermal filler lasts forever. HA fillers last an average of 6 – 18 months depending on the type of filler, the amount injected, and the injection site. Very mobile areas such as the lips tend to not last as long as more stationary areas. There are also means of dissolving HA fillers early if you decide you no longer prefer the aesthetic. However, most clients at VIDA fall in love with the results, and dermal fillers become part of their routine maintenance every few months.
Since HA already occurs naturally in the body, there is very little chance of the body “rejecting” dermal fillers. Some swelling and bruising the first few days after the injection is common, so plan ahead if you’re thinking about dermal fillers for a special event or photos. Dermal fillers not only plump the skin, but they also fill in lines, wrinkles, lax skin, and can help to restore or create contours lost in the face (and even tops of the hands!) associated with aging. Find out more about dermal fillers at VIDA and schedule your complimentary consultation today. You can call the office at (503) 399-0021 or simply complete the online form right now.