Dermal fillers can do more than just smooth wrinkles. Book an appointment or consultation to learn more.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours. Most fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, with the exception of Radiesse, which is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA).
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers help restore volume to your face by injecting a gel just below the surface of the skin to instantly smooth wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Calcium hydroxylapatite is found primarily in our bones and is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production.
What Do Fillers Treat?
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out creases. A few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address are: smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses), enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples, diminish vertical lip lines, plump and enhance the lips, smooth out a chin crease, and improve symmetry among facial features.
- Discontinue blood thinning products 1 week prior to treatment (ASA, ibuprofen, supplements).
- Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area 30 minutes prior to the procedure or a dental block can be administered for lip filler.
- Expect redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising
- Apply ice for post-treatment discomfort
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours
- In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure
Who Is a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Most people are great candidates for dermal fillers. However, they are not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also not receive filler if you are sick, currently on antibiotics, or have had any recent or upcoming dental procedures or vaccinations.