A natural consequence of age is the fact that our facial skin loses its elasticity, hydration, and volume, all of which we need to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance. At Skin Artist Laser Clinic, we use dermal fillers to add volume and restore facial contours where the fat volume and skin elasticity has diminished during the aging process.
Dermal fillers are non-surgical and temporary injectables which can deliver a revitalized, refreshed, and younger facial presence. Dermal fillers may also enhance the contour of the lips, offering the much sought after sensual plump appearance of the lips.
Fillers may be injected anywhere on the face, and (almost) anywhere on the body for volume restoration.
What Dermal Fillers Provide
Dermal fillers are designed to add fullness to your face providing a more youthful appearance encouraging a graceful aging process. Dermal filler facial correction includes:
- Plump lips
- Softer facial creases and wrinkles
- Enhanced contours
- Correction of contour deformities
- Decrease of the shadow on the lower lids
- Improvement in the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers may be helpful to patients with early signs of aging or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation procedures like skin lasers and peels.
Procedure Steps for Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers procedure includes the following steps:
Facial Assessment and Mapping Your Medical Aesthetician will assess your skin tone and facial appearance, and examine the areas of your face to be enhanced if you choose to utilize dermal fillers.
We may mark strategic points on your face as the appropriate injection sites for the dermal filler. We may also take photographs of the treatment areas.
Cleansing and Anesthetizing We will sanitize the treatment sites with an antibacterial solution.
The use of ice packs, topical anesthetic creams, or over the counter pain medication before injections will reduce discomfort during injections. While not painless, the injections are not intolerable.
The Injection Injections take only a few moments per injection site. The process includes:
- Evaluating results
- Adding filler as needed.
Treatment areas and the number of injections will determine the duration of the dermal fillers procedure. The treatment time ranges from fifteen minutes to an hour.
Clean Up and Recovery When we are happy with the results, we will remove all markings. An ice pack may be necessary to reduce swelling and discomfort. Treatment areas may feel tender for a couple of days, but medication for pain is seldom necessary.