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Filler Selection and How to Choose an Injector

This blog is really important. Please read and feel free to comment! Many people have ask about dermal fillers and want something natural. The dermal fillers we use are made of substances that are naturally occurring in the body. This makes people feel more comfortable having the substance inserted into their faces to enhance their appearance and either slow down or reverse the signs of aging.

The benefits of using fillers are:

  • They combat volume loss due to the aging process.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away because of the increase in volume.

Types of fillers include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane, Versa and Radiesse. JUVÉDERM® and Restylan and Radiesse are made of hyaluronic acid and Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite. We can also add or substitute Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is from your own blood and completely natural.

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey substance that hydrates connective tissue, skin, and eyes. It helps keep skin supple.

Calcium hydroxyapatite is made up of:

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Minerals
  • Amino Acids

All of these are naturally found in bone tissue.

PRP contains growth factors that stimulate your body to make collagen and elastin naturally.

No matter what type of dermal filler you use, a major part of whether it ends up producing your desired results is who injects them. This is why it’s highly important that you choose someone who is not only knowledgeable, but also skilled and experienced as well.

Choosing an Injector for Filler in Austin

If you’ve been looking into getting dermal fillers or if you’ve had it in the past, you probably noticed that some professionals refer to themselves as a “Master Injector.”

No one is a “Master Injector.”

This term is simply used to make you think the person is the best of the best, but there is no formal designation of ‘master injector”. In fact, a really good professional will tell you that they are better this week than last.

Being an injector is like being an artist. They create injection art.

Injectables are used to improve the beauty of someone’s face, and that means the person has to have a good eye for where the filler needs to be injected to achieve the client’s desired results. It’s just like a painter. They must know where to put the paint, whether to use oil or acrylic, which brush to get the effect they desire and when to STOP!

An injector is also an expert in fillers, so you should be able to get answers to all of your questions. During a consultation, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions, even if you may know the answer. It’s a good way to test the injector to ensure she has the knowledge needed to perform the service correctly.

Many times at RejuvaWell, we’ve had to correct the mistakes other injectors have made to make clients’ faces more natural. This might be the case if those clients did their due diligence before entrusting their face to the whoever was offering a Groupon that week.

This brings up another great point – you get what you pay for when getting dermal fillers. The cost of the filler is extraordinarily high. If you find someone who is willing to reduce their injectable services less than anyone else, they don’t value their skill or artistry. It is not worth risking your results and safety to save fifty or a hundred dollars. This is your face we’re talking about and it’s what you show off to people every single day. Injectables have the power to make you feel really good about yourself, as long as you have a professional who knows what he or she is doing when performing the service.

Another sign you should pass on someone administering fillers is one that tries to say you need more or less of a dermal filler for your age. A good rule of thumb is 1 syringe for every decade you want to optimize. This means someone who is 50 years old should have a minimum of 5 syringes. This is not for transformation, such as chin or cheek sculpting; it’s simply to make the face look 5-10 years younger. At RejuvaWell, though we want to provide the services people want, if we know the result will not be what you need with more or less than what you’re willing to get, then we routinely deny treatment. It’s your look and our reputation.

What You Should Take Away

Dermal fillers are made of substances that your body already produces, such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite. When skillfully placed into areas of the face, they can increase volume, which lifts and smooths away fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the look and size of lips to mimic the beautiful lips of celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie. The effects of dermal fillers can last several months to years. Of course, results from dermal fillers are only as good as the injection artist you choose.

When choosing an injector, remember that this is injection art. You need someone who knows how to create a younger-looking appearance with dermal fillers. The person should have a creative eye, be trained, and have years of experience in delivering satisfactory results.

The professional should also know how to inject fillers into the face in the right places. Want to know if an injector is knowledgeable? Ask a lot of questions and ask him to draw and name the major arteries on your face. If they can’t do that and can’t tell you the risks of the procedure and precautions being taken, you should go elsewhere for your fillers.

Contact Us for the Best Face Restoration Services

We are injection artists who can use natural fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane or Radiesse and/or PRP to help you look in the mirror and see the you that is in your mind. We can also enhance areas of your face you always wished were more full and shapely, such as your lips. We’ve been referred to as the place to get the best lip injections in Austin, and we’re proud of that. We’ve also corrected deficiencies due to lipoatrophy and genetics. See our before and after photos for chin augmentation, cheek correction and both natural and dramatic changes in both millennials and 70 year olds.

Contact us now at 512.640.8090 for a free consultation.

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