Do I really need 2 or 3 syringes of filler?

How Dermal Fillers Help You Tap into Your Inner Violet Beauregarde

Do I really need 2 or 3 syringes of filler?

If you’re new to the world of dermal fillers, one of the first things you learn is that units are measured in “syringes.” How many syringes will you actually need to get the results you want? It depends, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Dermal fillers are (and should be!) individualized to each person and their goals. Ultimately, clients are happy with results when they achieve “full correction,” which is the stage in which you get exactly the aesthetic and outcome you want.

In the vast majority of cases, either two or three syringes create the most natural results per site. A “syringe” might sound like it carries a lot of filler, mostly because we are so used to identifying syringes with medical procedures. However, syringes can carry various amounts—all of which are quite small even though they might look large. On average, 4.92 syringes hold about one teaspoon of liquid (filler). In most cases, the goal of dermal fillers is to “spread” a small amount of the chosen filler to achieve an organic look, so as you can imagine a teaspoon is not much.

Worried About Pout Trout? Don’t Be!

Bringing in photos of celebrities whose look you like can be helpful, but every person has a one-of-a-kind look. We will work with you to help determine how many syringes you need to love your look without looking “overdone.” You know your face very well, so you will certainly see a beautiful difference, but others in your life won’t be able to tell you’ve “had filler” injected. They might comment positively on your appearance, but the goal of dermal fillers (when done well) is subtlety.

You can use dermal fillers just about anywhere on the face and, in some cases, the backs of the hands. The most popular sites for dermal fillers are the lips, cheeks, chin, temples, and jawline. In some instances, dermal fillers to replace volume in the tear trough might also be appropriate. Fillers can create the volume you’ve always wanted or replace volume lost due to aging, collagen breakdown, and the natural fat loss everyone experiences as they get older.

Which Filler is for You?

We carry all of the most effective, safest, and popular dermal fillers. Most are created with hyaluronic acid (HA) along with a numbing agent for maximum comfort during the injection. HA already occurs in the body, which minimizes the slight risk of the body “rejecting” the filler. However, HA does not last forever. Depending on the injection site and amount of dermal filler, most HA fillers last from 6 – 12 months on average.

Regardless of which dermal filler you use, two or three syringes are almost always recommended in order to achieve the most gorgeous outcomes. The number of needed syringes should not be a determining factor when considering dermal fillers since they are similar across brands and filler types. To learn more about dermal fillers or to schedule your consultation or appointment, connect with RefinedMD today.