Injectables 101: 5 Things to Know Before You Get Facial Fillers

If you’ve heard about injectable treatments and are curious about trying them out, you’re not alone. Dermal fillers are more popular than ever thanks to social media, and it’s exciting that more people are realizing the benefits. Here’s a basic guide to trying out dermal fillers and how to get the most out of your results.

There are Different Types of Fillers

You’ve probably heard of brand names like Restylane and Juvéderm, but they are very different in their texture and consistency. Each brand has different formulations to choose from. The right formulation for you depends on factors like the treatment area – for example, lip fillers are different from cheek fillers. This comes down to differences in consistency and thickness. Thicker fillers are better for deeper injections and even facial contouring while very soft fillers are best for delicate areas like the undereyes. An experienced injector can help you select the right filler for your cosmetic goals.

There are Things Fillers Can and Can’t Do

Fillers are of course made for specific purposes, but in the hands of the right injector, fillers can do much more. Not only can fillers enhance the lips or reduce wrinkles, but they can also brighten the under eyes, contour the jawline, and rejuvenate the hands.However, fillers can’t do everything. Certain cosmetic concerns may be better suited to other injectables like Botox or skin rejuvenation technologies. You may find that the best results come from a combination package of all these options.

The Best Results Enhance Your Natural Feature.

 It’s normal to want to achieve a celebrity’s signature filler look, but it’s important to know that it may not work out the way you want. Fillers work best when they enhance the natural features that make you look unique – they can’t be used to reliably mimic a specific look. At Tideline, we assess your goals but approach your treatment plan from the standpoint of looking like a refreshed version of yourself, not somebody else.

Not Everywhere is Safe to Inject

Certain areas of the face are riskier to inject into because of their anatomy. Areas like between the eyebrows, under the eyes, and around the nose have many more blood vessels that can pose significant risks. It’s always best to find an experienced physician and injector who can help you explore possible options and minimize the risks.

It’s Hard to Estimate How Long Filler Lasts

Although you may see fillers marketed as lasting for several months to a year, this can be different for everyone. It can even be different from treatment area to treatment area. For some people, fillers fade faster because of their body’s natural metabolism. In others, they may last longer. Fillers in the cheeks or undereyes may last for longer than lip or nasolabial fillers because these areas aren’t as mobile from day to day. It’s always best to get a professional opinion on how long your specific fillers will last rather than relying on information you find elsewhere.

Schedule an Appointment

Dermal fillers are one of the best ways to boost your look and your confidence. To meet with our knowledgeable aesthetic providers, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form. We are located in Lake Success, NY and serve the greater Long Island Area.

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

Board-Certified Physicians

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics, located in Lake Success, NY, provides solutions for men and women’s intimate health issues. Tideline consists of dedicated physicians and staff that specialize in personalized care and support. Doctors Girardi, Handler, Powers, and Gerardi address low libido, painful sex, hormonal imbalances, rejuvenation, and aesthetic treatments. Our team is available to you for intimate healthcare needs.


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