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How to Get Natural Results from Your Fillers

Apr 05, 2024
How to Get Natural Results from Your Fillers
Have you been putting off getting dermal fillers because you’re afraid of looking unnatural? Find out here how to get the most natural and flawless results from these popular cosmetic injections.

Over 1 million people get dermal fillers every single year, and it’s not hard to understand why. The cosmetic injections consist of gel-like liquids that not only plump up your skin but also help it appear supple and youthful. 

However, many people may shy away from dermal fillers because they’re afraid of looking unnatural. While it’s true that dermal fillers can have an unnatural appearance, that actually doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. Achieving very natural-looking results just takes a little bit of effort on your part. 

At North Texas Cosmetic Surgery in Frisco, Texas, Alan Greenberg, MD, and the rest of our team offer dermal fillers to help turn back the hands of time and boost your self-confidence. 

In this month’s blog, we offer some helpful tips on how to make your dermal filler results look as natural as possible.

How dermal fillers work

To fully understand how to get natural results from dermal fillers, it’s important to first examine how the cosmetic injections work. 

Dermal fillers are injections that consist of hyaluronic acid or similar gel-like substances. The liquid is injected under your skin to smooth out wrinkles or plump up areas that are sagging or thinning. Dermal fillers are different from Botox®. While Botox freezes muscles to keep dynamic wrinkles from forming, dermal fillers add volume and fullness. 

Some popular uses for dermal fillers include:

  • Correcting moderate-to-severe wrinkles and skin folds
  • Increasing fullness to lips, hands, cheeks, and jawline
  • Minimizing the appearance of under-eye circles
  • Correcting any facial asymmetries 

Dermal fillers can also be used to address scarring and other skin textural concerns. 

How to look natural with dermal fillers

These are some tips for how to get natural results from your fillers:

Only choose a qualified provider

It’s never a good idea to get any type of cosmetic procedure from a place that’s cheap and has no qualified providers. When you get dermal fillers from a licensed practitioner such as Dr. Greenberg, you’re guaranteed to get results that look natural. This is because Dr. Greenberg has the training and experience needed to help him understand exactly how much filler to use and where to place it. 

Follow the after-care instructions carefully

To avoid adverse side effects or excessive swelling, make sure you don’t rub or massage the treatment area for 24-48 hours after getting the injections. You also need to limit your sun exposure, avoid vigorous exercise, and avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for a few days after your injections. 

Use a good skin care routine

While the dermal fillers will work wonders for your skin, the results will look more natural and last longer if you also take the time to care for your skin. You want to include high quality cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and antiaging products to ensure natural-looking skin.

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Eating excessive amounts of sugar, smoking, having high stress levels, not getting enough sleep, and not drinking enough water can all accelerate skin aging. The more your skin ages, the less natural your dermal fillers will look, so try to practice healthy living whenever you can to promote healthy skin and dermal filler longevity. 

For more information on how to get natural-looking dermal fillers, schedule an appointment with our team by calling our office or booking online today.