When I posted about my dermal fillers, you guys blew up my DMs! You had so many questions and I tried to answer all of them via direct message or stories, but I wanted to answer everything here on the blog. I figured a everything you need to know about dermal fillers post was necessary! As I mentioned, I’ve been getting dermal filler under my eyes since I have deep lines that make me look exhausted regardless of how well rested or hydrated I am. Because the skin is thin under the eyes, the deep lines also look dark which amplifies the exhausted look. In short, it’s the one thing that bothers me about my face. I get it, I am all about positivity and loving yourself, but it’s hard to feel your best when you look at an debilitated person in the mirror even on the best day. I spent close to thousands on a variety of under eye serums, concealers, etc until my friend told me about dermal fillers. When I saw her, she had just done the procedure and I couldn’t believe how fresh and young she looked! She always looked great, but now she looked well-rested and just rejuvenated! That evening I started researching dermal fillers and doctors who do this particular kind of treatment. I found Dr. Rachel who is right here in Pasadena and I analyzed her Instagram for before and afters. I also met with her twice and asked all of my questions before I made an appointment for the under eye dermal filler. Since then, I’ve gotten dermal fillers 3 times.
Everything You Need to Know about Dermal Fillers
These are all of the questions that I received. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will add to this list. Please note that I am not a Doctor nor medical professional as such I am not providing medical advice or expertise. Please consult with a Doctor or practitioner to get more information.
What is a Dermal Filler? Dermal Filler is a clear gel formulated of hyaluronic acid and is specifically formulated to like your body’s own naturally produced fillers to smooth wrinkles around you mouth, nose, and under eyes. They can also add volume and contour to cheeks and lips.
How much does it cost? One syringe of Dermal Filler runs about $600-$1,100
How long does it last? Dermal Fillers generally last 12 months. I get my fillers re-done every 9-12 months.
How quickly will I see results? Right away! Unlike Botox or other procedures, you see results right away but typically it takes 2 weeks for things to settle.
Which areas of the face can I get dermal fillers? There are different families of dermal fillers for different areas of the face. You can get fillers around your mouth and nose, under the eyes, as well as on the cheeks and lips.
How much dermal filler do I need? This is a conversation you should have with your doctor. You should explain your concerns, discuss the results you want, and allow the practitioner to offer recommendations. It’s important that your practitioner understand what your expectations are, but a good practitioner should also recommend starting slow. For reference, I need one syringe for both under eyes.
How do I find the right practitioner? I am putting this in bold because it’s so important. Do not try to find a “deal” on fillers or botox, find a doctor or practitioner who does this daily and has tons of experience. You are looking for experience and beautiful results, not a closeout sale. I trust Dr. Rachel because she is so skilled with procedures like this and her results are amazing. I also love that her approach is “better version of yourself” and doesn’t create an overdone result. I recall telling her about 20 times that I didn’t want to have a frozen face like the Real Housewives.
What’s the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers? Although both Botox and dermal fillers are effective methods of rectifying signs of aging, they are not the same. Botox freezes expression muscles that cause wrinkles, while fillers add volume and fullness to areas with wrinkles or volume loss.
Should I get Dermal Fillers? If you want it, then yes! For some reason, there is such a stigma around Botox, fillers, etc and this is what I discovered when I shared on Instagram. So many of you are interested, but either scared or embarrassed to try. I am here to tell you to ignore the noise and do what makes you feel better after doing research. None of these procedures will transform your face, but they will give you that little glow you’re after whether it’s addressing wrinkles or dark circles that bother you.