When Should You Start Getting Facial Fillers?

The conversation around fillers often involves older women who are starting to see the signs of aging showing on their skin. Fine lines begin to develop early on, especially around the eyes and mouth. In order to head off wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance, many women opt for treatments like Botox, and facelifts.

Early Signs

Unlike Botox, which paralyzes muscles under the skin, preventing them from creating tension that pulls the skin into creases, this treatment actually restores what is lost to time and the aging process. As we age, the body produces less collagen. The lack of collagen allows skin to sink into crevices. Fillers not only prevent and reduce the appearance of fine lines, they can be used to improve the fullness of the cheeks and chin.

How Long do Fillers Last?

Fillers is a term that refers to several medical products. Each product has specific attributes that make them appropriate for various uses and individual situations. In general, they can last from one to two years. Women who begin receiving injections early on may find that they need less material over time, as the insertion of the fillers encourages the body’s natural collagen production cycle.

Are Facial Fillers Right for Me?

When considering, talk to a trusted cosmetic surgeon like Dr. O’Neill. Experience and knowledge are important when choosing the right filler for the right application, and for injecting the material precisely in the right area for the optimum results. When you call, we’ll arrange an initial consultation so that you can discuss your concerns and long-term goals.

Facial fillers are a non-invasive treatment with little to no recovery time, that offer excellent lasting results. Dr. O’Neill is proud to offer his patients the very latest in technology and techniques. Call today to schedule your consultation today.

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About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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