How to Ensure Natural-Looking Filler Results

How to Ensure Natural-Looking Filler Results

Fillers are one of our favorite ways to take your facial features from sunken and lackluster to supple and luminous, seemingly overnight. But in the wrong hands, these powerful cosmetic tools can yield unnatural outcomes. 

For every fresh-faced result, we’ve also seen the devastating effects of fillers gone wrong. 

Here, our team of expert dermatologists and cosmetic injectables specialists at Sanford Dermatology highlights just a few ways to sidestep chipmunk cheeks and over-inflated lips and ensure natural-looking filler results. 

Choose your provider carefully

Fillers may offer a fast, easy way to plump up your facial features, but they’re still a medical procedure. And that means you need a licensed, highly trained medical professional to administer them. 

Our board-certified dermatologists and experienced medical staff are qualified to administer fillers properly. We have expert-level knowledge of facial anatomy, understand medication reactions, know the correct dosage amounts, and know how to space out injections for the best results. 

Going to a provider simply based on a recommendation from a friend or an ad you saw on social media doesn’t guarantee the look you’re after. You’re much more likely to end up with complications, unpleasant side effects, and disappointing results if you leave your beauty in the hands of an untrained injector. 

Follow your aftercare instructions 

Once you leave our office after your injection, that’s when the real work begins. If you want to get the most out of fillers, you must follow your aftercare instruction to the T. Often, that means:

We discuss your post-injection expectations, answer all your questions, and set you up for the best results. 

Protect your skin

Almost everything around you — from the sun’s harmful UV rays to pollution — threatens your skin. It’s a basic skin care rule of thumb to protect yourself from these environmental threats, but it’s essential if you want to maximize the effects of the hyaluronic acid in the injections. 

Outside aggressors aren’t the only thing you need to protect your skin from. Bad habits like smoking prohibit fillers from doing what they do best: stimulating new collagen and elastin growth. Take steps to kick the habit of supporting healthy skin and get the best results from fillers. 

Keep up the good work

A skin care routine is more important now than ever. Fillers deliver virtually immediate results, but the best results develop over time, so you’ll need to take good care of your skin. Talk to us about our favorite products that are gentle enough to protect your skin but powerful enough to support the fillers as they work. 

We can guide you toward the best cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup products and educate you on the best application techniques. 

Ready to see if fillers are right for you? Don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at any of our three conveniently located offices serving Greater Sanford, Pittsboro, and Lillington, North Carolina.

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