Short-term fillers at face value may not seem preferable until one contemplates undergoing filler treatment for the first time. Many clients find it useful to trial the process before feeling comfortable moving to longer lasting products.
The staff at Lasting SkinSolutions® is keenly sensitive to the natural reservation one might have about the visual outcome of their first filler treatment. Often short-term filler is recommended before proceeding with longer lasting fillers. Once the desired trust in the process and the treating provider’s expertise meet with desired results, patients usually progress to longer lasting filler options. Clinical experience reflects that patient perceptions mature over time to place greater and greater emphasis on the skills, education, and experience demonstrated to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
There are a number of injectable fillers that only last a short amount of time. Very often, these short-term fillers are used for the superficial fine lines in the superficial layer of the skin. This plane is often where the shallow creases appear as etched lines on the skin. Depending upon the individual, the skin may also be thin and transparent. Clinical application of fillers is especially critical in this case.
One downside to utilizing short-term fillers is that it is not cost-effective to correct larger areas or larger volumes with these products since it would be expensive and impractical to replace this product every 6-12 months to maintain the desired result. Examples of short-term fillers are Restylane® (up to 12 months), Juvederm® (up to 12 months) and Belotero® (4 months). These products are safe, hyaluronic acid based fillers. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in the body, they do not require a sensitivity skin test prior to application.
One of the most prominent differentiation points with these products is the ability to chemically melt the product, allowing the clinician to reverse and modify treatments if necessary or desired. The soft and pliable nature of these fillers lends them to being a natural, safe first choice when one contemplates fillers. They are ideal for areas where the skin is thin and transparent or in the superficial layer of the skin for improving fine lines and wrinkles.
Contact the Madison skin restoration specialists at Lasting Skin Solutions® for a professional skin care consultation.