Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to rejuvenate and restore facial volume.  Dermal fillers diminish facial lines and restore fullness in the face.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are injectable solutions that often include hyaluronic acid, a hydrating solution.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin.  It helps keep skin plump and hydrated.  As you age, you make less of your own hyaluronic acid.  This contributes to dry skin and the effects of aging which includes lines, wrinkles and volume loss in your face.

The Juvéderm collection of fillers contains hyaluronic acid in a smooth injectable gel.  Injecting this gel into areas in your face helps to restore lost volume.  It can smooth your skin so wrinkles and lines become less visible, add volume to your cheeks and plump and enhance your lips. The benefits of this minimally invasive procedure are seen immediately and can last for months to over a year.

What can dermal fillers be used for?

They can be used to enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, plump thin lips and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Most fillers contain a numbing agent (lidocaine) for comfort.  Topical numbing cream is used to numb the treatment area prior to your dermal filler treatment. Thin needles are used to gently inject the filler beneath the surface of the skin. Though uncommon, you may experience some discomfort, tenderness, bruising, swelling or redness after your treatment.  These effects range from mild to moderate and are temporary.

What should I do after my dermal filler treatment?

Most people go straight back to their usual daily activities after a filler treatment.  It is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of the day to let the product settle successfully.

Are there any risks involved with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are FDA approved and safe for the body.  Product related reactions are rare.  Injection related reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness.


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