What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, soften lines, plump the lips, and enhance facial contours. Both men and women can benefit from dermal fillers to rejuvenate their face, as they are an effective option for looking younger without surgery.
Dermal fillers can be used to achieve many different things, including:
- Plumping the lips.
- Diminishing lines.
- Restoring lost volume.
- Improving symmetry among facial features.
There is a selection of different dermal fillers that can be used today. At our office, we use the following dermal fillers:
Restylane products are made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. This line of products consists of Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.
Juvéderm products are made up of hyaluronic acid as well. This line of fillers includes Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Vollure XC, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Volbella XC, and Juvéderm Ultra XC.
This dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid, and is used to treat moderate to several facial wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra is a filler made up of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a collagen stimulator that helps to restore the underlying structure of the skin, diminishing facial wrinkles.
The Dermal Filler Treatment
Before treatment, the targeted area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the area to ensure your comfort. Then, a small syringe will be used to inject the filler into specific areas of the skin to achieve the desired results. Treatment can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, depending on the amount of filler being injected.
Dermal Filler Recovery
Following dermal filler treatment, there is no downtime required. Depending on the filler used and the areas treated, results should be immediately noticeable. Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, but this will subside over the next couple of days. You may be asked to avoid strenuous activities or exercise for the rest of the day. How long the effects of your dermal filler treatment will last will depend on the product used, the area of treatment, and your health. However, fillers typically last anywhere from 6-18 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
Candidates for Dermal Fillers
Physically healthy adults, non-smokers who wish to improve lost volume in their face, smooth wrinkles, and lines, or plump their lips can often benefit from dermal fillers. The best way to determine if this treatment option is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin. During this meeting, she will assess your skin and listen to your questions and concerns to recommend the best possible treatment option for you.
Contact Us Today
Contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 or completing the online form to learn more about dermal fillers and how they can benefit you! We will be happy to assist you in scheduling your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin.