The demand for injectables, like dermal fillers, has been on the rise over the past few years, the peak of their popularity being in winter. Christmas usually brings a 25 to 30 percent increase in interest for dermal fillers, the majority opting for the treatment in the weeks before the holiday. This makes November the prime time for women and men to receive their dermal filler treatments. 

Dermal fillers can treat different concerns, from aging signs to acne scars and sagging skin. No matter the condition you are trying to correct, Dr. Ostad can offer you professional cosmetic treatments with impressive results. In this blog, you can learn more about dermal fillers and why you should get them before the holidays!

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectables with a gel-like consistency. Their purpose is to offer a fuller appearance and smooth your skin, making you look more youthful. Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), the most popular one being JUVÉDERM®, but there are different formulas you can choose, depending on your aesthetic goals. HA is a sugar molecule naturally found in our bodies.

Dermal fillers have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years due to their minimally invasive nature and short recovery time. Results are visible within about two weeks, making them a suitable pre-holiday treatment. Their effectiveness may last for months, after which you can go back in for a follow-up appointment.

Popular Areas for Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be injected in various areas where you may be lacking volume. Below you will find some of the most popular areas women and men often request dermal fillers.

  • Lips

Lip fillers have seen a steady but sure increase in demand, going as high as 3.1 percent every year. Thin lips can make many people feel self-conscious about their looks, especially as the holidays are approaching. Dermal fillers can help offer a plump and hydrated look, correcting potential asymmetry or natural lip thinning.

  • Cheeks

The cheek is likely the first area where you start losing volume as you age, causing you to appear sunken, develop jowls, and look tired. By strategically injecting dermal fillers, you can provide a lifting effect, offering you a more youthful look.

  • Jawline

As you age, you begin losing the firm shape that your jawline used to have. Your skin starts to sag and you develop an aging symptom referred to as jowls. Dermal fillers can redefine the area, offering you a younger, stronger contour that will make you more confident in your face and profile.

  • Wrinkles

Perhaps the most common use for dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® is to inject them into static wrinkles (i.e., those that are not caused by movement). The most frequent areas to inject fillers are your marionette lines, laugh lines, undereye hollows, or other deep wrinkles that you may have on your face. Besides filling the area, the gel-like substance also triggers natural collagen production

When to Get Dermal Fillers Before the Holidays?

You can opt for dermal fillers at any point, as they have near-immediate results. The gel-like formula offers a volume boost, making it effective for augmentation. Patients can often wear makeup immediately after the procedure as long as the injection site is avoided. If you prefer to cover your whole face, then we suggest waiting 48 hours. 

However, considering the potential side effects, Dr. Ostad recommends that you undergo this treatment at least one to two weeks before a big event or holiday. Dermal filler treatments may lead to potential side effects like bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site that can affect your holiday look. By opting for the treatment in the weeks before the holidays, you allow enough time for the injection site to heal. 

Put Your Best Features Forward With Dermal Fillers!

Dermal fillers can offer a youthful, sculpted look that will allow you to glow and be confident during the holiday season. Find out what treatment areas would be best to help you achieve your desired look, and contact Dr. Ostad for an appointment!

For more information about dermal fillers, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. You will be provided with all the information that you need on the procedure so that you are prepared. You may also fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as shortly as possible.

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