Wrinkles, folds, sunken eyes, hollowed cheeks and thin lips – all are effectively treated with dermal filler products. In this episode Nurse Paula discusses where dermal fillers are used, why there are so many different products available, the various steps of a dermal filler procedure, the aftercare, and the results you can expect. Nurse Paula also shares her candid before and after photos so you can see her results.
Hi everyone! It’s nurse Paula Young of It’s a Young Thing podcast. And this week we’re going to talk about dermal fillers. This is a really popular procedure, probably one of the most popular procedures we do in our medical spa. And I haven’t done dermal fillers until this year. I am 54 and I always wear glasses. And I didn’t switch to contacts full time because I liked my glasses. They hid these trenches that were starting on my face. It seemed to run from the inside corner of my eye down through my cheek almost like I’m sunken in. And I’m a thin person by nature so aging really took a toll on my face more so on the volume of my face. Not so much with wrinkles or crow’s feet, but sunken in cheeks. I’m like, “wow” this is really disheartening to see this. And so I would hide it with my glasses and I’m like “all right, it’s time, it’s time”. It was finally time to do something about it. So I had dermal fillers injected in my cheeks and with a really cool product. There are so many, we talked about them a little bit before in a previous podcast about there’s different chemical compositions they’re used in different places on your face. They have different FDA indications for you. Some are for lips, some are for cheeks, some are for under the eyes. There’s a lot of different places you can use fillers. The the point is if it’s sunken in or caved in, or creased, then a filler can help you out with it. That’s pretty much what it’s there for. So let’s talk about dermal fillers like what are some of the best ways they’re used. Well for me it was the trenches in my face. But they do help rebuild the loss of bone structure. You know as we age, believe or not, but the bone actually kind of breaks down in your face. You have to think of the skin of your face like a mask and whatever’s underneath that mask is going to hold it up.
So a lot of times just using a dermal filler product in the area where your bony structure is, like your cheekbone or your jaw bone, you can really lift up a sagging face or sagging jowls. It’s amazing! Just by going along the bony prominences of the face you could rebuild that structure. Another great place it’s used is in lips. I had said in a previous podcast that lips are like tires. They are going to get as full as you want them to be. And one of the best things that we do is fill up smokers lines due to that constant puckering to smoke on a cigarette. Pucker, pucker, pucker, you just kind of build these little hairline lines all around your mouth and if you’re a woman and you wear lipstick what happens is that lipstick just starts creeping into those little creases and they call it feathering. It’s not feathering. It’s bleeding into the creases of your lips all the wrinkles around your mouth and you know you can fix that with dermal filler products. Restylane