What Is Facial Balancing with Dermal Filler?
Facial balancing with dermal fillers is a cosmetic procedure that is becoming increasingly popular. The process is designed to restore lost volume to the face, as well as to balance the facial proportions and enhance the overall appearance. This process can be achieved through the use of dermal fillers, which are injectable substances that are placed under the skin to plump and contour the face. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of facial balancing with dermal fillers and provide an overview of what to expect during the procedure.
How to Know You Are a Qualified Candidate
This procedure is typically recommended for those who are experiencing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and hollow areas in the face. The best candidates for facial balancing with dermal fillers are individuals who are seeking to restore lost volume to the face, improve facial proportions, and enhance their overall appearance.
Good candidates for facial balancing with fillers are also those who are in good general health and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome. It is essential to clearly understand the procedure, what it can achieve, and any potential side effects.
Facial symmetry has been a concept of beauty and attraction for centuries. However, the popularity of facial symmetry as a trend in cosmetic procedures has increased in recent decades with advancements in technology and the rise of social media.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the trend towards facial symmetry was largely driven by the popularity of plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as injectable fillers and Botox. As these procedures became more accessible and affordable, more people began seeking them out to achieve a more symmetrical and youthful appearance.
The rise of social media, particularly platforms like Instagram and TikTok, has further popularized facial symmetry as a trend. The availability of virtual makeup and editing filters, including the facial asymmetry filter on TikTok, has also made it easier for people to experiment with what they might look like with a more symmetrical face.
Benefits of Facial Balancing
The main benefit of facial balancing with dermal fillers is that it can help restore lost volume to the face. Over time, as we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume, which can cause wrinkles and sag. Dermal fillers restore volume to areas of the face that have lost it, such as the cheekbones, temples, and jawline. As a result, restoring volume makes the face appear fuller, younger, and more rejuvenated.
Another benefit of facial balancing with dermal fillers is improving facial proportions. By strategically injecting the fillers in certain areas, it is possible to create balance and symmetry in the face. For example, if one side of the face appears to be sagging or drooping, a filler can be injected to restore volume and lift the area, creating a more harmonious appearance. This procedure can also improve asymmetrical features, such as a crooked nose or uneven lips.
Individuals with certain medical conditions or allergies may not be suitable candidates for facial balancing with dermal fillers. For example, those with a history of bleeding disorders, severe allergies, or a history of keloid scarring may not be good candidates. Therefore, discussing any medical conditions and allergies with your doctor before undergoing the procedure is important.
Facial Balancing Procedure
Facial balancing with dermal fillers is a relatively quick and simple procedure. The procedure typically takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment, and is performed in the doctor’s office.
- Consultation: You will schedule a consultation with your provider before the procedure. During this time, they will assess your face and determine the best action. They will also discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
- Cleaning the area: The provider will clean the area to be treated and may apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort during the injection.
- Injection of dermal filler: The provider will use a fine needle or cannula to inject the dermal filler into the targeted areas. The injection will be placed under the skin to add volume and lift sagging skin.
- Massage: After the injection, the provider will massage the treated area to ensure even distribution of the filler.
- Aftercare: The doctor will provide you with aftercare instructions, including any precautions you should take and any symptoms you should watch for.
Types of Dermal Fillers
The type of dermal filler used will depend on your individual needs and the desired outcome. The most common dermal fillers used in facial balancing include hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, and calcium hydroxyapatite fillers, such as Radiesse. Our providers will choose the type of filler best suited for your specific needs, considering the area being treated, the desired outcome, and your skin type.
After the procedure, you may experience some side effects, such as swelling, bruising, or redness. These side effects are typically mild and should resolve within a few days. Some people may experience discomfort or tenderness, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Following our providers’ post-procedure instructions is essential to minimize any side effects and ensure the best possible results.
Areas our providers treat with Dermal fillers include:
- under eyes
Facial Balancing FAQ’S
- Is facial balancing safe?
The safety of facial balancing procedures depends on a number of factors, including the type of procedure, the qualifications and experience of the practitioner, and the individual’s overall health and medical history. It’s important to talk to a doctor about the specific risks and benefits associated with each procedure and to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before deciding to proceed with treatment.
- How long do the results of facial balancing procedures last?
The length of time that the results of facial balancing procedures will last depends on several factors, including the type of procedure, the individual’s age, skin type, lifestyle habits, and the specific product used. In some cases, the results may last several months to a year or more, while in other cases, they may require repeated treatments to maintain.
- How much does facial balancing cost?
The cost of facial balancing procedures can vary widely, depending on the type of procedure, the practitioner, and the treatment location. Some treatments, such as virtual makeup or editing filters, may be free or low-cost, while others, such as injectable fillers or surgery, can be quite expensive. Therefore, it’s important to talk to a doctor about the specific costs involved with each procedure and to carefully consider the potential costs and benefits before deciding to proceed with treatment.
- Can facial balancing correct facial asymmetry?
In some cases, facial balancing procedures can correct or improve facial asymmetry. However, it’s important to note that not all cases of facial asymmetry can be corrected and that some may require a combination of treatments or a more comprehensive approach. Therefore, it’s always best to talk to a doctor about the best options for your individual needs and goals.
- What are the risks of facial balancing procedures?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with facial balancing treatments. These may include pain, swelling, bruising, infection, and allergic reactions. Therefore, it’s important to talk to a doctor about the specific risks associated with each procedure and to carefully consider the potential benefits and risks before deciding to proceed with treatment.
In conclusion, facial balancing with dermal fillers is a highly effective way to restore lost volume to the face and improve facial proportions. The procedure is quick and straightforward, with minimal downtime, and can result in a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. If you are considering facial balancing with dermal fillers, book a consultation with our qualified and experienced providers who can help determine the best course of action for your individual needs.