Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to add or restore volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance face and body features and contours.
Is Dermal Filler
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Dermal fillers are an excellent option for patients looking to reverse or prevent signs of aging, add or replenish volume, or correct minor imperfections like shallow scarring or asymmetries.
These products are safe for all skin types and tones, with a very low risk of irritation or allergic reaction, as they are typically derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance. However, dermal fillers should not be used to drastically change your appearance and cannot give permanent results.
Although various providers are licensed to administer dermal fillers, receiving treatment from an expert is crucial. Master Injectors at Barrett Plastic Surgery have completed the highest level of medical training and are committed to understanding your goals and concerns to give safe, natural-looking, and long-lasting results. When performed by an expert injector, some benefits of dermal fillers include the following:
Add volume and shape to the lips
Fill in shallow contours and reverse hollowing in the face & body
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Elevate recessed scars
Correct minor asymmetries
Rejuvenate hands for a more youthful appearance
The Juvederm family features a line of hyaluronic acid fillers known for their smooth consistency. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that supports the dermal structure and keeps skin hydrated, with minimal risk of irritation or an allergic reaction.
The Restylane family features a line of hyaluronic acid fillers known for their moldability and ability to add volume. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that supports the dermal structure and keeps skin hydrated, with minimal risk of irritation or an allergic reaction.
Radiesse differs from other dermal fillers in that it contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which work with the body's natural processes to produce natural, long-lasting benefits. The microspheres offer immediate volume at the time of injection and also stimulate collagen production. Results from a Radiesse treatment often last a year or more. Radiesse is often the filler of choice for midface, chin, or jawline filling and targets deeper facial wrinkles and hollows.
Sculptra is a purely stimulatory filler — meaning that instead of injecting a new substance into the body, it causes the body to produce more naturally occurring proteins. Sculptra filler is crafted of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance used in various medical devices for decades. When injected into the dermal structure, the absorption of the microparticles stimulates the body to produce more collagen, which will continue to reverse signs of aging in the months following treatment. The result of a Sculptra treatment, consisting of three sessions within three to four months, can last up to two years or longer.
The exact length of time depends on your needs and treatment plan. However, almost all treatments take less than an hour. Patients can return to their normal activities directly following treatment.
There is no downtime after treatment. Patients may experience some bruising or swelling by can return to their normal activities immediately after.
Dermal filler injections are considered safe and comfortable for the majority of patients. However, there are steps you can take to minimize potential side effects like bruising and selling. After your initial consultation, your injector may advise you to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and supplements like vitamin E and fish oil and stay hydrated.
Numbing cream is applied before this treatment to ensure comfort. Most dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic to minimize pain further. Some swelling and bruising following this treatment are common.
Depending on the product used and the patient’s natural response, dermal fillers can last anywhere from 4 months to over a year.
The cost of dermal fillers depends on the type of procedure and the amount of product used. During your initial consultation, your injector will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.