Dermal Fillers are injectable products that can beautifully and naturally soften wrinkles and creases of the face. They can be used to plump lips, soften the nasal-labial folds and enhance the cheek bones. These safe, effective products fill in fine lines and wrinkles by replacing lost volume in the affected areas. There are several different dermal fillers on the market that each have different thickness, different suggested injection areas and different lengths of time they last. It is important to see an experienced and qualified injector to review your options with you to determine which filler is best for you and your goals.
Dermal fillers are used to fill in and soften specific targeted areas of the face to give a more youthful, rested appearance. The most common areas dermal fillers are injected are the nasal-labial folds, the lips and the cheek bones.
When you come in for your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our talented and experienced injectors; Jeanne Bernstein RN or Danielle Moser PA-C. Jeanne or Danielle will examine your face and discuss your goals to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. They will discuss areas that dermal fillers can improve for you and your face as well as discuss the risks, complications and alternatives to the use of fillers. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision as to if dermal fillers are right for you and your desired cosmetic outcomes.
If you choose to have dermal filler injections, you may choose to have them performed the same day or you may choose to return at another time for the procedure.
There is not a lot of preparation needed to undergo dermal filler injections. We suggest you discontinue the use of aspirin for a week prior to your injections to minimize bruising at the injection site. These injections can easily be performed on your lunch break with little to no recovery.
Dermal filler injections are performed by one of our experienced injectors. A very small needle is used to inject a specific amount of filler into the areas of concern. At times numbing medication is applied before your injections or ice may be applied for comfort.
You will see results from your dermal fillers immediately. You may notice some tenderness in the injection areas and at times some small bruises may be seen. These are typically small and can be covered easily with makeup. There are some dermal fillers that cause swelling for 24-48 hours after the injection. You may return to your regular routine very quickly after your injections.
Dermal filler injections work safely and effectively add volume to the face in targeted areas. This non-invasive procedure can enhance your cheeks and your lips as well as decrease the appearance of the nasal-labial folds. Dermal fillers can give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance by restoring lost volume.
Dermal filler injections have both aesthetic and health risks, and it is your personal decision whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Common risks include asymmetry or bruising, tenderness or swelling at the injection site. At times small lumps may be felt and most times are temporary and resolve on their own with a small amount of massage to the area. Although extremely unlikely there are also more uncommon risks such as infection or scaring at the incision site. For a full list of risks, go to www.plasticsurgery.org.
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