As we are coming out of quarantine and re-emerging into work and social activities, there has been an uptick in business at medical spas. We asked Dr. Norris at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa what she has seen at her local office in Peru and then got more answers for you on the hottest procedure she is doing now.
What is your most popular cosmetic procedure right now? “After a self-care hiatus, there is a huge surge in all areas of the beauty industry. It is so important to our mental health to do things for ourselves that improve appearance. At my office, our most popular procedures right now are Facials, Botox and, especially, Fillers. I have been doing a higher percentage of fillers than ever because of patients not having any concern about post-procedure bruising or swelling, stating that ‘my mask will cover it!’. “
What is the difference between Botox and Filler? “As a rough rule of thumb, Botox treats expression lines above the eyes and dermal fillers replace areas of collagen loss and fills lines in the mid and lower face.”
What area of the face do you specifically put filler to rejuvenate the face? “ The most common areas of the face that I inject filler are along the cheek bones to restore the youthful heart shape of the face, in the corners of the mouth where collagen loss often makes patients look like they are frowning when they are not, in lines around the mouth, in the lips to restore fullness, along the jaw line to make the jaw more defined, and under the eye to make patients less hollow.”
How long does filler last once it is injected? “Most fillers last about 1 year depending on where they are placed under the skin. I also inject a 10-year filler that is best for patients who have had filler before, love the results, but don’t like coming in for the procedure every year.”
Does it hurt to have filler? “It really depends on the technique of the person injecting it. At my office we have a plethora of ways to make filler as painless as possible. I have had patients come in for filler who have had filler at other places tell me that they have never had such a painless filler experience.”
Why do some people look so overdone with filler? “I have never met a patient who ‘wanted’ to look overdone. I think what happens is that they do too much filler at one time and they look very different suddenly. Most patient’s in my office rejuvenate their face gradually over time and I never do more than 5 syringes in one visit. Gradual youthful improvements are hard for others to pinpoint why you look so good!”
Why do you think so many patients are coming to you for filler now? Like I mentioned before, people with normal mental health care how they appear and want to look their best. The last few months have been very stressful and we have not been able to be social. Now we have at least have hope for social activities and patients want to feel good, so they are seeking self-improvement services. I think filler in particular is popular because there is always a small risk of bruising and a little swelling for a week or 2 after the procedure. Right now if that does occur, no one will see it because we are all still wearing masks in public!”
If you are interested in learning more about filler and would like a filler consultation with Dr. Norris, you should call 815-780-8264 for your appointment today. New Patients will receive a complimentary consultation (reg. $100) only for the month of July and you can check our July Hot Filler Specials at NicoleNorrisMD.com.