I had my first filler injection in the the late 1990’s and have tried every filler on the market except Bellafill, a permanent filler.
There are more FDA approved fillers on the market today and more are awaiting approval. The documented length of time a Filler lasts is based on the results from the manufacturer’s clinical trials. Millions of dollars are spent on marketing campaigns and provider training courses.
Consumers should be aware that these results are guidelines only.
The results that you get from any filler injection and how long it will last for you may differ than the documented results seen in the clinical trials. If you think that your filler will last 9 months and it only lasts for 6 months, don’t blame your injector. It’s not the product or the injector’s fault, it is the way your body metabolizes the filler and where it has been placed in your face. Lip filler is not going to last as long as filler under your eyes.
As a plastic surgery and aesthetic coach, I hear all too often from my clients that they are disappointed with their Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon after getting for example, Voluma because it did not last 2 years as advertised. This is an average only. As the product is on the market longer the documented results may change.
Here is a realistic guideline to keep in mind when you budget for fillers.
All HA fillers are temporary. They will last between 6-9 months.
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It’s tempting to buy a Groupon or Daily Deal for Botox, Laser Treatment or Fillers. Maybe you are new-bee to Botox or Fillers and the price is enticing. So you book an appointment, only to either have a bad experience or spend more money than you planned.
Now, I’m not saying that all Groupons and Daily Deals are misleading or that the doctor is inexperienced in the field of aesthetic medicine.
However, keep in mind that a busy practice or medical spa does not need to advertise in Groupon and Daily Deals.
With the continued explosion of cosmetic treatments and surgery plus the declining rate of insurance reimbursements for medical doctors, more non-core specialty doctors will decide enter this very lucrative business. Before you consider cosmetic procedures answer these questions first.
1.What are my expectations? My aesthetic goals? 2.What is my budget for consultations and the procedure? 3.Do I have the time to do the research on doctors or do I need more guidance ? 4.How many consultations will I go to? 5.Will I have the emotional support of my family both pre-op and post-op? 6.Does the procedure fit into my lifestyle? 7.Can I take the time I need to recover?
The time is approaching and you have a special event coming up. You’ve bought your dress, shoes, accessories, scheduled your hair and make-up.
You want to look your best.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about having a facial, a chemical peel, a little Botox, dermal fillers, Laser or IPL treatments. Since you want to look your best, you need to plan a schedule for these treatments allowing yourself the proper time for healing or any adjustments. Don’t want until the week before your event.
Here are some factors to keep in mind when you book your appointments.
Schedule a series of facials at least 4-6 weeks in advance. If you have sensitive skin you could break out. The goal is for glowing, healthy skin before the big day.
If you plan to change skincare products, start 6-8 weeks before the event. Any change in products could cause your skin to react
If you are using Retin-A products. Stop one week before the event, so you are not red or peeling.
Schedule any chemical peels at least 4 weeks before the event. You want your skin to glow- not be red, flaky or peeling.
If you are planning on having any Botox or fillers- take arnica pre-injection and post to minimize bruising
Botox should be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the event. You may bruise, it takes 3-7 days to kick in and you may need to tweak the area.
Lip fillers- at least 4 weeks in advance. You may be swollen for 7 days and you really will not see the final effect for two weeks. Juvederm swells more than Resytlane, but Juvederm tends to last longer in the lip area.
Eye Hollows- at least two months in advance. You could have severe bruising in this area and puffiness. I would not take any chances. Two- three months of healing should be enough.
Dermal Fillers – Two to three weeks in advance. You may bruise, and have swelling. Plus if you need any adjustments you will have time. This includes, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
If you choose to use fillers such as Sculptra, you will need to start several months in advance, as this filler requires more injections and time to see results.
Looking to rid of brown spots with IPL? Chances you will need to have several treatments, Start as early as six months in advance, this advice is the same for any type of laser treatment, even vein therapy.
Always consult a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Safety First.