While looks aren’t everything, our external appearance is undoubtably important to our self-esteem. As a result, skin care tends to become more of a priority for many of us as we age. Patients often try cosmetic treatments if they are unsatisfied with the ways their appearance has changed over time. Ever since injectable skin treatments started gaining FDA approvals in the early to mid 2000s, their popularity has been increasing every year—and it’s not hard to see why. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive treatments designed to address several signs of aging. They can enhance the appearance of the skin and the structure of the face in many different ways. Because of their versatility, some patients who ask us about facial fillers at our Milwaukee-area practice want to improve their appearance in some general way, but are not sure which type of treatment will be best suited for them.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal for patients who want to reduce early signs of aging, such as smoker’s lines or deep smile lines and certain types of scars. Eligibility for fillers depends on the individual needs of each unique patient. Typically, the perfect candidates for facial fillers are women and men who are in good health physically—as well as psychologically—without underlying health conditions that could have a negative impact on healing. Other important characteristics include maintaining a positive outlook and realistic goals for how to improve their appearance, a dedication to maintaining healthy skin, and an avoidance of tobacco products.
However, fillers aren’t for everyone, and some patients—especially those who have significantly sagging skin—may find that they get better results from eyelid surgery or another form of facial plastic surgery. Injectable treatments may also be considered unsuitable for patients who have active skin lesions or infections in the treatment area or a sensitivity to lidocaine, a pain numbing agent often included in hyaluronic acid fillers.
To find out more about the advantages of facial fillers, contact the team of experienced professionals at Parkins Plastic Surgery. Call us at (262) 269-1050 to reach out to our team or submit a contact form to request a consultation.