For the past several years, dermal filler treatment has been one of the most popular ways to accentuate youthfulness in the various parts of the face. The procedure is nonsurgical, virtually painless, and requires no downtime. No wonder so many people flock to their cosmetic dermatologist for anti-aging in a syringe. As beneficial as dermal filler treatment can be, there is also a chance that you may be left dissatisfied if you’re not aware of the minor nuances of volume restoration. Here, we answer the question “how much dermal filler do I need” by discussing the factors that affect each person.
The Skin Decides
Actually, the skin is only one part of the equation that determines the amount of dermal filler a person may need. As you consider what you want to achieve through injectable treatment, think about your unique situation:
- Facial aging is not limited to the skin. The bony structure around the eyes also deteriorates over time. This creates larger orbital sockets, areas of hollowing at the temples, and flatter cheekbones. The amount of dermal filler that is needed to rejuvenate the face will be determined by the degree of atrophy that has occurred.
- As the skin ages, it may thin. Loose, sagging skin requires more volume to fill out creases. Even then, laxity is not expected to improve with dermal fillers. Trying to correct laxity and extreme volume loss with dermal fillers alone could lead to puffiness rather than a youthful refresher. Talk with your provider about the expected effects of dermal fillers in your skin.
- Every person is unique in the way that they respond to dermal fillers. Some tissue may plump more readily and hold on to filler particles longer. It is nearly impossible to expect every person to respond the same to identical amounts of filler.
Know Before You Go
Expectations regarding cosmetic treatment are a significant factor in the satisfaction one feels after their selected procedure, surgical or otherwise. The various nonsurgical treatments that are available today are outstanding but do have limitations. Before you consult with a provider, have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Discuss your desired outcome and engage in meaningful conversation about the capabilities and limitations of various treatment options.