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When it comes to aging, there’s no going back in time. While you may be wiser or make better life choices, your skin reflects everything from diet to sun exposure. Even if you’ve taken care of yourself through the years, getting skin treatment doesn’t have to be a gamble. On one hand, there are over-the-counter products that bring temporary results, at best. If you want a solution that lasts for months, hyaluronic acid fillers may be for you.

What Makes Hyaluronic Acid Different From Other Dermal Fillers?

Substances like Botox are made from bacteria but the skin itself is made from hyaluronic acid, which gives the skin its natural smoothness. As we age, not as much is produced, resulting in wrinkles. For this reason, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that’s popular with men and women.

These types of dermal fillers also last longer than Botox injections. On average, results from using hyaluronic acid injections can last a minimum of six months, sometimes up to a year. Depending on the patient, getting these dermal fillers done once or twice a year usually costs less than Botox.

Who’s the Best Patient for Getting Fillers or Injections?

Considering you’re in good health, it’s best to seek licensed professionals to specialize in dermal fillers in Fort Lauderdale. They have the training and expertise to determine whether a person is compatible to receive treatment. This protocol alone reduces any health risks or future problems. Anyone with neuromuscular or skin issues may not be the best candidate for dermal injections.

Smokers of any substance should also talk to a licensed professional about their best choices for treatment. Breastfeeding or pregnant persons are also at risk if they get skin fillers or injections. Also, anyone with a tendency to bruise or has neuropathy should discuss this with the specialist during the consultation.

What Can Patients Expect During and After?

Assuming the consultation was successful, each patient is given a rough estimate as to what’s next. Generally, the process of getting injections is short with no recovery time and possibly a few minor side effects. Oftentimes, these side effects gradually disappear in a matter of weeks. However, depending on the patient and what areas are treated, this could vary slightly.

Most people prefer getting Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers because it delivers the most natural-looking results. It’s also one of the few treatments that can be immediately reversed if the patient isn’t happy with the results. Otherwise, the solution in the injected areas gradually dissolves into the skin. When the results become noticeable is usually the time to get a touch-up.

Keeping skin youthful is often necessary for those who pride themselves on their appearance. It also helps to know what options are available to you. Besides Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers, we offer other treatments for those with light-to-moderate wrinkles. Our expert staff is led by a licensed cosmetic surgeon. Contact Take Shape to learn more about dermal fillers in Fort Lauderdale.

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