What Injectable Dermal Fillers Can Achieve?
Reduced WrinklesCollagen provides skin and tissues with their strength and structure. Sadly, collagen levels reduce with age, and this reduction contributes to fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. Dermal fillers restore smoothness and firmness to the skin by filling these lines and indentations in the skin.
Restored Facial VolumeA youthful face is characterized by full, plump skin. Unfortunately, the loss of collagen also contributes to the loss of facial volume, especially around the cheeks. When injected deep into the tissue, dermal fillers restore lost volume to lift sagging cheeks, enhance the cheekbones, and fill recessed facial contours.
Enhanced Lip DefinitionThin lips may be hereditary or develop as a sign of aging. Many individuals experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their thin lips. Dermal fillers improve lip definition, fullness, and shape. These injectable treatments are customizable for subtle or dramatic enhancement.
Injectable Dermal Filler Options
Injectable Process and RecoveryDermal fillers are injected in-office by Dr. Boll. These injections take under an hour and are ideal for patients on a lunch break or on the way home from work. There is no downtime associated with treatment; patients can return to work and their normal activities immediately following the injections, but all strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling around the injection site that can be covered with makeup. Results from your dermal filler or injectable treatment will appear within a few days.
ScarsDermal fillers are administered through a non-surgical injectable treatment; therefore, there will be no post-treatment scarring. You may experience some temporary bruising, redness, and tenderness, but these will not result in any scars.
CostInjectable treatments are measured by units of the product, and the price of your treatment will depend on the number of units required. You will be given an accurate price estimate during your consultation that will factor in the type of filler, units used, and any combination of fillers or additional cosmetic treatments.
PainSince injectable dermal fillers are non-invasive, there is no need for general anesthesia or sedation. A topical numbing cream is applied to improve patient comfort, and many patients experience no pain during this procedure. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication will relieve any post-treatment discomfort and reduce any bruising and swelling.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for injectable dermal fillers?
Candidates for dermal fillers are healthy individuals looking to reduce the signs of aging without having to undergo invasive surgery. Since there are so many dermal fillers available, patients can find what they are looking for to address their unique concerns. Ideal candidates for dermal fillers generally have good skin elasticity but are concerned about visible lines, wrinkles, and volume loss.
Can these injectable fillers be an alternative to surgery?
Dermal fillers are a great way to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles or add volume to hollowed regions of the face. These treatments effectively target the signs of facial aging; however, as they do not address sagging skin, fillers are not always an ideal alternative to surgery. Patients who suffer from loose or lax skin will likely be directed toward a surgical procedure to reach their desired results.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that plays an essential role in the production of collagen. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from a derivative of this substance and work in much of the same way. These injectables fill in wrinkles and plump up hollow areas while stimulating the production of collagen. Hyaluronic acid fillers come with little risk of allergic reaction or irritation. While these fillers can be used in multiple areas, they work best when treating the lower two-thirds of the face.
How often can these injections be repeated?
While the longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used, they typically last between six months and two years. Dermal fillers can be repeated as often as necessary to maintain results. Occasionally, their longevity will increase after a series of injections.