Fillers replace the volume in your face, and by doing so, we can subtly change the shape and look of your face. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance your lips, fill your cheeks, straighten out your jawline, soften grooves underneath your eyes, smooth vertical lip lines, and many other cosmetic alterations to reduce the visible effects of aging. Dermal fillers do not fill in wrinkles but rather add volume by increasing the levels of hyaluronic acid to the desired area in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your skin.
Most dermal fillers last between six and 12 months before they are absorbed back into the skin and the results start to fade. Typically, most FDA-approved dermal fillers are also infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Injecting cosmetic dermal fillers only takes a short amount of time to complete with most patients being able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. The lifespan and overall effectiveness of your dermal filler treatment depend on your physiological makeup, which is why we recommend consulting your doctor before beginning treatment.
For more information on dermal fillers or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (423) 926-2400.