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Are Fillers Right For You?

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There are many types of fillers on the market, including Juvederm, that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and give you a tighter, more youthful appearance. Are fillers right for you? Use this guide to help you make your decision.

Over-the-counter treatments have failed

Spending money on over-the-counter treatments is likely the first thing you've tried to help reduce wrinkles or lines around your mouth, forehead, and eyes. Creams may help soften your skin and give you minimal results, but they don't freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles or properly fill in deep lines that make you look older.

Rather than invest in more beauty products that promise to reverse the aging of your skin, talk to your plastic surgeon about fillers instead. Fillers are designed to replace the lost collagen and fullness that you naturally lose as you age and make your wrinkles disappear or diminish noticeably.

You are an advanced age

The older you get, the less natural collagen your body produces. You may notice loose or baggy skin around your jowls and neck, which need special treatment to remove. Fillers can help tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance and help you look as old as you really feel.

You have realistic expectations

Fillers are helpful in reducing many skin complications, from acne scarring to deep-set wrinkles, but the results are not permanent. You will need to get fillers on a regular basis to maintain your new look. If you are expecting to lightly soften your lines and have subtle (yet noticeable) results, then fillers are right for you.

Your plastic surgeon can help you choose the best fillers for your skin's need. Recovery is usually fairly easy with little to no irritation or swelling, so you can return to normal activities relatively quickly.

You don't want surgery

You may want to consider plastic surgery in the future for more permanent, drastic results, but fillers work well to keep your skin tight and smooth for the time being. Fillers are small injections made in the skin and are non-invasive in application, making them ideal for you if you are a patient who doesn't want to go under the knife in the quest to get your youthful allure back.

Fillers like Juvederm can greatly improve your appearance and help you achieve your beauty goals. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the pros and cons of fillers so you know just what to expect for your appointment.