I had one syringe of filler but it didn’t seem to last – why?

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The most common reason why you may feel this way is that you may not have received enough volume in the first place. This can happen when a patient is focused on a particular spot and insists on only treating that area. Once treated, our brains quickly forget that spot and our eyes refocus on other areas.

Another reason you may feel this way is because fillers create some swelling and often patients become accustomed to their fuller appearance. Once the swelling goes away some may feel like the product is completely gone. In the flattened image of a mirror we might not appreciate the volume that is still there.

There may also be too much facial laxity for fillers to make enough of a difference. While filler may lessen the depths of some folds, a sagging face will still have wrinkles. In this case a facelift would be your best first step and then fillers work well to finish off those areas that still need a little help.

And last, as we experience the elation of feeling better about our looks our expectations change. We quickly forget where we started and no longer tolerate lines that might have gone unnoticed when we didn’t know that we didn’t have to live with them.
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West Palm Beach Oculoplastic Surgeon