Dermal fillers are among the most popular summer treatments here at my plastic surgery practice in Idaho Falls—and it’s for good reason. These injectable gels can transform the face with just a few subtle tweaks, all while providing a hydrating boost. While fillers can be effective at any time of the year, the benefits they offer during the summer months are especially valuable. There is no shortage of reasons to add these quick treatments to your warm-weather beauty routine.
Let’s look at a few reasons why fillers may be your secret to a fresh summer face.
Many fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a hydrating substance found naturally in the body. Not only does it add volume underneath the skin, but it also promotes hydration and provides a healthy glow. Sometimes used as an ingredient in topical moisturizers, the substance helps retain moisture and keeps the skin plump and hydrated— exactly what you need to combat dryness caused by sun exposure.
Can Last for Months—Or Longer
Just one touch-up appointment will help you look your best all season—if not all year. The body naturally processes filler substances, so the lifespan of your results will vary based on the product’s formulation and how quickly it’s absorbed by your body.
The typical lifespan of each product is:
- JUVÉDERM®: Up to 9 months
- Restylane® Lyft: 4 to 6 months
- RADIESSE®: 1 year
- BELOTERO BALANCE®: 6 months
Curious about the differences between these products and how you can determine the right formulation for you? Check out our previous blog post.
Fill and Smooth Wrinkles
Fillers are among the most popular nonsurgical anti-aging treatments, especially when used around the mouth. Lip lines, nasolabial folds, and other wrinkles near the mouth and chin can all be smoothed with dermal filler injections. Touching these lines up before your vacation will help you look young and fresh in your photos.
Provide Natural Contouring
Cheek and lip fillers can help the contours of your face look plumper and more pronounced, helping you feel confident going makeup-free. Cosmetics are infamous for melting, smudging, or succumbing to sweat during summer’s heat. Boosting your contouring with fillers allows you to look defined and enhanced without the hassle of topical products.
Require Little to No Downtime
One of the best things about dermal fillers? Appointments are quick and don’t require major time out of your schedule. This makes them easy to work into your routine, even if you’re planning to travel soon. Treatments typically only take about 30 minutes or less, and there are few activity restrictions afterward. You may experience some swelling or bruising around the injection sites for a few days, but you’ll be free to enjoy your results as soon as it subsides.
If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers at our Idaho Falls plastic surgery practice, please contact us using the online form or call (208) 881-5351.