21 Sep 2023 | by Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and… dermal fillers? That’s right, folks! Fillers are becoming a more popular treatment option as the years pass, especially in 2022!

Not only do they provide instant results for the patient, but this dermal filler treatment model can also be customized to each patient’s specific needs and concerns. Whether you’re in search of a youthful image or just want to feel your best this holiday season, dermal fillers may be able to help!

Here are four reasons why our patients love this treatment:

#1 Instant Results

There’s no need to wait for weeks or even months to see a noticeable difference. With dermal fillers, you’ll see an instant change in the volume and contours of your skin (individual results may vary). Instant results are a great option for patients who have an important event coming up, or simply don’t feel like waiting!

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#2 Relatively Painless Model

One of the best things about dermal filler injectables is that they’re relatively painless for the patient. The needles used for injection are very thin, and numbing cream can be applied so that the pain is minimal. And because the component is injected under the skin, there’s little to no risk of moderate to severe scarring.

#3 Aesthetic Results, But Not Too Much

Dermal filler treatments don’t have to be extremely noticeable. You can ask your doctor for a more natural look. At The Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, we take pride in our ability to deliver results that don’t leave the patient looking “done” or puffy. With as little as one syringe of filler, patients can enjoy a rejuvenated image without worrying about close friends and family noticing their “altered” shape.

With the correct expertise, experience, and sensitivity to their patients’ demands, our doctors can give you the confidence of a naturally enhanced facial look for this holiday season!

#4 Fast Recovery

In just 24 hours, patients can enjoy more youthful and plump cheeks or lips with no bruising. This is the perfect option for busy people who don’t have time to recover from more invasive procedures.

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Post-Treatment Care for Fillers

Like any other cosmetic procedure, there are some aftercare instructions you need to follow to ensure optimal results for dermal fillers. Here are some tips you should do after getting the treatment:

  1. Avoid touching or rubbing your face for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  2. Use elevated pillows for the first few nights to prevent swelling and don’t lie on your face.
  3. Avoid strenuous activity and common exposure to sunlight for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  4. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when outdoors to protect your skin from sun damage.


Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Fillers are one of the most common cosmetic treatments available today, and for a few good reasons! They are safe, effective, and can provide amazing results.

Fillers are made from materials that are already found in the body, so they are very safe and unlikely to cause any side effects. They can instantly improve the look of facial lines, nasolabial folds, subtle wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Does Hyaluronic Acid Lip Augmentation Hurt?

While some patients may experience slight discomfort during the injection process, the results are typically well worth it! For those looking to add a little extra pout to their holiday photos, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our expert doctors.

How Long Do These Fillers Last?

They can have long-lasting effects from several months to a year. The amount of time a filler will last depends on the brand and the area treated. For example, fillers injected into the lips tend to wear off faster than those injected into the cheeks. Don’t worry though, if you don’t like your results, you can get most brands of filler easily dissolved.

What Are Dermal Fillers Made of?

Fillers use a variety of substances, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, fat, and other synthetic materials. Each component has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine which one is right for you.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, helping to keep it hydrated and plump. However, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, leading to dryness and wrinkles.

Collagen is another protein that occurs naturally in the skin, and like hyaluronic acid, production declines with age. Fat injections are another popular type of filler; however, they can be more complicated than other types of fillers and may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.

What is Restylane?

Restylane® is a safe and effective dermal filler, made from hyaluronic acid gel. The filler can eliminate fine lines and deep creases, as well as restore volume along the cheeks and jawline, and plump the lips, for a youthful appearance.

What Does Juvéderm Do?

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is injected into the skin for aesthetic purposes. Some doctors use it to combat the effects of aging and restore facial structure.

The primary targets of Juvéderm include cheeks, lips, and the area surrounding the mouth. If you inject Juvéderm into your skin, it will plump up the region, eliminating wrinkles and restoring volume loss.

What Does Sculptra Do?

Sculptra helps the body produce more collagen, leading to a gradual and undetectable enhancement of the treated region. This FDA-approved option is often utilized as a part of a multi-filler treatment plan because of the lengthy time it takes to observe the full benefits. The effects of Sculptra are longer lasting than other types of filler because it actually helps your body produce its own collagen.

Final Thoughts

Dermal fillers are an excellent way to achieve a more youthful appearance for the holidays. They can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines, add volume to the cheeks, and plump up the lips. With these fillers, you can achieve a natural-looking result for all your holiday parties and events. If you’re considering these fillers, consult with a qualified doctor to get the best possible results!

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