Do you want to enhance the appearance of your facial skin so it looks young and natural? Dermal fillers may be the perfect choice. It is normal for your skin to sag and wrinkle as you age. It doesn’t have to stay that way, though.
Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive treatments that tighten and smoothen the skin. The procedure is great if you want to get rid of your wrinkles such as the smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, lip lines or if you want more volume in your cheeks with a lifting and volumizing effect to defeat the gravity of aging. It will restore youthfulness and confidence!
How They Work
After you speak to your plastic surgeon and decide the procedure is right for you, he will help determine which type of filler suits your needs best. The procedure only lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, so you will not have to spend much time in the doctor’s office. It causes minimal discomfort, which can be reduced with numbing cream, a local anesthetic, or simply icing.
Aging causes volume loss and redistribution beneath your facial skin. Fillers can reverse this process by rejuvenating the area just beneath your skin. The doctor will administer multiple injections that lift and fill your face. While getting injections may seem daunting, over 2.2 million people had soft tissue fillers in 2013. If they can do it, you can, too!
Recovery time is brief, and any swelling or redness disappears one or two hours after the procedure. Some patients develop temporary mild bruising depending on the patient-specific factors and areas injected. You can return to work and your normal daily activities almost immediately. We know you will not be able to wait to show off your new look!
The treatment has great advantages if you are unhappy with the effects of aging on your skin. If you would rather skip a surgical procedure such as a facelift, lower eyelid surgery, cheek lift, or lip implant, soft tissue fillers are a great alternative. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You have fine or deep lines and creases in your face
- You have thin lips
- Your facial skin sags
- You have scars
- You have shallow contours or dark eye circles
- You have realistic expectations
In addition to making you look like you have rejuvenated by many years, fillers have many benefits. As long as you protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and continue to treat your body well, the procedure has the following benefits:
- It minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, including frown lines and smile lines
- It makes thin lips and cheeks look fuller
- There is little downtime or discomfort
- It enhances the appearance of tear troughs and under-eye dark circles
- It is long-lasting
- It diminishes the look of scars
If you think this procedure is right for you, please call us today for a consultation. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Walker will answer any questions you may have. You will be one step closer to your ideal appearance!