Dermal fillers are popular products that provide a non-surgical alternative to achieving tighter and younger looking skin. During the aging process, our skin changes and gradually loses the natural volume that is present in our younger years. Gradually, deep lines, wrinkles and facial folds start to form and compromise the appearance of the face. The evolution of dermal fillers has played a revolutionary role in reversing the aging process. These products serve to restore facial volume loss, rebuild structural integrity of the skin, reduce surface wrinkles and folds of the face, and give a smoother appearance to the skin.
Many dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that attracts water, adds volume and hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic acid (also known as H.A.) has a smooth, gel-like consistency making it a natural choice to replenish areas of facial volume loss. Commonly known injectable dermal fillers in the U.S. include Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane, Belotero and others. Dermal fillers can have varying concentrations of hyaluronic acid as different parts of the face require different amounts of support and volume. Commonly treated areas with dermal fillers include naso-labial lines, marionette lines, lips, cheeks, fine lines around the mouth and other areas. There are also highly effective, non-hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra, which have delivered amazing results with respect to replenishing volume and facial rejuvenation. Given the numerous products on the market, it is important to have an experienced physician assess your unique facial features and work with you to determine the most suitable dermal fillers to achieve your cosmetic goals.
If you have signs of facial aging and prefer non-surgical treatment options to restore facial volume, reduce surface wrinkles and folds, and achieve tighter and smoother looking skin, then call us today for an appointment. Complimentary consultations are offered at Revitalize Skin Care & Aesthetics and our physician will evaluate your skin and medical history to determine if Dermal Fillers are right for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dermal fillers?
Although treatments using these products are generally safe, simple and effective, not all individuals are a candidate for treatment. An experienced physician should perform a detailed review of your medical conditions, medications, allergies, and other aspects of your medical history and determine if there are any limitations or contraindications to using these products in your particular case
What does the treatment involve?
An initial consultation is scheduled with a physician to determine your cosmetic goals, review your medical history, perform a customized evaluation of your skin, and set realistic goals and expectations from the planned treatment.
After you and your physician discuss your cosmetic objectives, select the appropriate products to use, and review and obtain procedural consent, your physician will identify the appropriate areas to inject.
A topical numbing medication will then be applied to the skin to lessen any discomfort associated with the injections. Afterwards, the skin is cleansed with an antiseptic agent.
Using a fine needle, the selected product will be carefully injected into the appropriate areas by the physician. Pain and discomfort are generally mild but will vary depending on the sites of injection and individual factors and sensitivities. The skin is then cleansed once again.
The amount and placement of product can vary considerably from person to person, so treatments are customized to each client’s unique features and utilized to achieve the desired cosmetic effects.
How long does the treatment take?
After the initial client-physician consultation and consent process, the treatment time typically ranges between 30 to 60 minutes but can vary depending on the number of areas being treated.
Are there any complications from the procedure?
Generally, the administration of Dermal Fillers are safe and well-tolerated with a low risk of complications in experienced hands. However, minor bleeding and bruising can result from the injections. Other potential, though infrequent, complications will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
Most patients experience little downtime after the procedure. Mild redness and swelling of the injected sites can be apparent afterwards, but these typically resolve within a day. Makeup can be applied immediately following treatment as long as a light touch is used. Most patients feel fine and return to their usual daily activities after leaving the clinic although certain post-treatment care instructions and precautions are recommended to be followed by the client to minimize risk of complications.
When will I see the results and how long will they last?
Following treatment, most patients see the effects of treatment immediately. The cosmetic results can vary between 6 months to 2 years depending on the choice of product used and the area treated. However, this can vary from patient to patient based on individual factors.
What is the cost of treatment?
The cost of the treatment is dependent on the number of areas treated and choice of product required to achieve the desired cosmetic effects. This can vary greatly from patient to patient and will be determined by your physician at the time of your consultation.