As we age, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, causing the formation of lines and wrinkles. The bones, muscles and fat pads also change, affecting facial shape and volume. Dermal fillers are specifically designed to add volume and enhance facial contours, restoring a natural and youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin’s surface to fill out lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries. There are different types of fillers formulated for various indications
such as; enhancing lips, cheeks, under the eyes, chin, along the jaw line, forehead and nose. The effects of fillers are long lasting but not permanent and vary based upon the product used.
It is recommended that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), for about a week prior to receiving
treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding. Upon arrival at our office, numbing cream is applied once our doctor has determined you are a candidate for filler and has determined which product is right for you. We let that sit for about 20-30 minutes so treatment pain is minimal. Most fillers used also contain lidocaine to minimize pain as well. The injection itself usually takes
about 15 minutes. It’s typically recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, extended exposure to heat, and alcohol consumption for the remainder of the day.
There are several options for dermal fillers.
Some of the most commonly used fillers are listed below:
- Juvéderm Ultra XC®
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC®
- Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC
- Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC
- Restylane Silk®
- Restylane Lyft®