Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances typically used in the facial area to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and creases while restoring volume loss due to aging. “Fillers,” as this class of treatments are often referred to, are also used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, and diminish the prominence of recessed scars. Dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with surgical procedures. One of the main benefits for many who opt for fillers is that their effects are temporary. If you don’t like your new look, it will recede after several months.

The Procedure

Dermal fillers are usually injected directly into the area to be treated, “filling” the wrinkle or fold. Prior to the injection(s), a facial assessment is performed, and the treatment areas may be marked. Immediately after each injection, the product is massaged into the surrounding tissue for a smoother look. The entire process can take under an hour to complete, which is why injectable treatments have earned the nickname “lunch hour facelift.” Afterward, you may experience some swelling or bruising at the injection sites, which should subside within 24 to 48 hours. You should be able to return to normal activities after that initial 48-hour window.

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A consultation with one of our team of surgeons is the first step towards reaching your aesthetic goals. During your initial appointment we will review what you’d like to improve and will determine which procedures or treatments best serve your needs. 

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