Adding volume to your skin and facial soft tissues to lessen shadows and smooth away crease and wrinkles.
What are dermal fillers and how do they work?
Dermal fillers are gels that when injected into certain locations in the face can help reduce moderate to severe shadows, facial wrinkles and lines around the face. Most of the fillers we use contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that adds volume and elasticity to your skin and smoothes away wrinkles. Because the hyaluronic acid is made of synthetic material and contains no actual live ingredients, it has virtually no risk of allergic or other inflammatory reaction.
How can fillers improve my appearance?
Dermal fillers can be safely used almost anywhere on the face—they can correct nasolabial lines (between the nose and corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (downturned creases from the corners of the mouth). They can also fill out hollow areas under your eyes or replace lost cheek volume, erase vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, augment your lips, smooth out the radiating lines around the mouth, and improve many other parts of your face. Injections take about 15 minutes and bring immediate results.
How long do the results last?
Usually six to twelve months, or up to 2 years or longer depending on the product, location of the injection, and your body’s ability to metabolize the product.
Are there any side effects?
There is the chance of temporary redness, and tenderness at the injection sites. Bruising may occur for the first few days after treatment and up to two weeks, depending on the specific site and your own body’s response to the treatment. These side effects are usually well tolerated and typically diminish in a few days. You will be able to return immediately to your normal activities, but you should avoid any facial massage or pressure on the injected areas for at least one week.