Is your face feeling a little flat, a little saggy, or a little tired?
As we age, we lose fat (or volume) in our faces. Many of the visible signs of aging are a direct result of this volume loss. As facial tissues thin out, lines are etched around the nose and mouth, and our cheeks begin to look hollow. Dermal fillers replace lost volume to plump thin lips, smooth wrinkles, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, and improve the appearance of scars.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers can restore the fullness common to youthful skin. Facial changes caused by fat loss underneath the skin will not respond to treatments like BOTOX alone. For these issues, we use dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Volbella® add volume underneath the skin. Dermal fillers are particularly effective in the depressions around the corners of the mouth and cheekbones. There are many different filler options, and often we will use a combination of different fillers in different areas to get the results you are looking for. optimal correction.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Most dermal fillers last anywhere from 9 to 12 months, depending upon how the patient responds and which areas we are treating. Some of the newer fillers have produced results that last 15 to 18 months.
Do dermal fillers have side effects?
Any cosmetic injection treatment, including dermal fillers, has potential side effects. Dr. Purewal will take time to talk with you about any potential side effects before you determine whether dermal fillers are right for you, and which fillers will provide optimal results based on your goals and skin type.
Are patients typically happy with their results?
Yes. It’s important to understand that you aren’t going to get facelift results from a non-surgical treatment such as dermal fillers. However, many of our patients choose a combination of treatments, such as Botox + dermal fillers + photofacials, that can help rejuvenate skin and restore a youthful appearance.
What dermal fillers do you offer?
Different fillers produce different results. To address a wide spectrum of concerns, Dr. Purewal offers a variety of fillers including:
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Refyne
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Ultra Plus