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Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are gel-like injectables consisting of hyaluronic acid that helps soften static wrinkles in the face by restoring volume and fullness in the face.  They can also be used to plump the lips and restore a more youthful appearance as our faces change during the regular aging process.

We use the Restylane and Juvederm families of fillers.  These include: Restylane-L,  Contour,  Lyft,  Defyne,  Refyne, Kysse, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure.

Our goal is to uncover and enhance your natural beauty, not to turn you into someone you are not.  You will still be you! You will continue to maintain your natural movements and your normal appearance. But, with a reduction in wrinkles.

 

Procedure Description:  Dermal filler injections involve the injection of gel-like substances into the skin to restore volume, smoothen lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. The procedure is typically performed by a trained healthcare professional.

Indications:
Dermal fillers are used to address various cosmetic concerns, including:

1. Facial lines and wrinkles: They can reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds), lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and crow's feet.
2. Lip enhancement: Fillers can be used to augment the lips and provide a fuller appearance.
3. Facial contouring: They can enhance cheekbones, jawline, chin, and temples.
4. Scar correction: Some fillers can help improve the appearance of certain types of scars, such as acne scars.

Contraindications:
Dermal filler injections may not be suitable for individuals who:

1. Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
2. Have a history of severe allergic reactions.
3. Have an active skin infection or inflammation at the injection site.
4. Are currently taking blood-thinning medications.

Side Effects:
While generally safe, dermal filler injections can have some side effects, including:

1. Temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
2. Itching or tenderness.
3. Rarely, infection or allergic reactions.

What to Expect During Treatment:

1. The healthcare professional will cleanse the treatment area.
2. A topical anesthetic or local anesthesia may be applied to minimize discomfort.
3. The filler is injected into specific areas of the skin using a fine needle or cannula.
4. The healthcare professional may massage the treated area to ensure even distribution of the filler.

Pain Control During Procedure:
Topical numbing creams or local anesthesia injections can be used to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure. The healthcare professional will discuss the options with you and choose the most appropriate pain control method.

Duration of Procedure:
The duration of the procedure depends on the number of areas being treated but typically takes around 15 to 60 minutes.

Recovery Time:
Downtime after dermal filler injections is minimal. Some common post-treatment effects, such as swelling and bruising, may last a few days. Most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Typical Number of Sessions:
The number of sessions required varies depending on individual goals and the specific filler used. Some people achieve their desired results in a single session, while others may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Expected Treatment Results:
Dermal fillers provide immediate results, but the full effects may become visible after any initial swelling subsides. The duration of results varies based on the type of filler used, but typically ranges from 6 to 18 months. Results can include a smoother appearance, reduced wrinkles, enhanced volume, and improved facial contours.

Post-Treatment Instructions:
Following dermal filler injections, you may be advised to:

1. Avoid touching or massaging the treated area for a few days.
2. Apply ice packs to reduce swelling, if necessary.
3. Avoid vigorous exercise and exposure to excessive heat or sunlight.
4. Use gentle skincare products and avoid chemical peels or laser treatments in the treated area for a specified period.

Typical Cost:
The cost of dermal filler injections depends on various factors, including the type and amount of filler used, the expertise of the healthcare professional, and the location. The cost can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per session.

Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Are dermal filler injections permanent?
   No, dermal fillers are not permanent. The effects typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on the filler used.

2. Are dermal fillers safe?
   Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by trained professionals. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects.

3. Can dermal fillers be dissolved?
   Some types of dermal fillers can be partially or fully dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This allows for adjustments or reversal of the treatment if needed.

4. Is there any downtime after dermal filler injections?
   Downtime is usually minimal, and most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it's common to experience temporary swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites.

5. Can anyone get dermal filler injections?
   Not everyone is a suitable candidate for dermal fillers. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain medical conditions or allergies, and those taking specific medications may be advised against the procedure. Consultation with a healthcare professional is necessary to determine eligibility.

It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss your specific concerns, expectations, and any potential risks associated with dermal filler injections. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your individual circumstances.

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