The older you get, the more your skin betrays your age. You can no longer hide the amount of time you’ve spent in the sun or the times you’ve neglected your skin. But that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to looking older than you are or older than you feel.
Dr. Steven Foley and Dr. Jacob Holdren offer an impressive range of dermal filler aesthetic treatments here at the Regenerative Health & Wellness Medical Center, because we know that how you feel about your looks impacts your wellbeing. We’re proud, too, that we consistently receive enthusiastic positive feedback from our patients who opt for fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Fillers are an exciting development in the realm of anti-aging. They’re injectable treatments that can target very specific areas of your face, wherever you need them. They are made of both synthetic and natural substances, add volume to your face, and fill wrinkles and creases.
How can fillers help my skin and appearance?
Their name says it all. Fillers smooth out wrinkles by adding volume — something we lose as we get older. They also help define the contours of your face that you want to highlight, such as your cheeks and under your eyes. Dermal fillers can enhance pretty much every area of your face:
- Soften nasolabial folds (the lines that go from the bottom edge of your nostrils to the corners of your mouth)
- Vertical lip lines
- The vertical lines between your eyebrows, sometimes called “the 11s”
- Lines that form on your chin
- Under-eye creases
- Marionette lines that droop downward from the corners of your mouth
Fillers have even been used to smooth out acne scars and add volume to the tops of patients’ hands, which can appear veiny as we age.
What are the benefits of fillers?
The many benefits of dermal fillers are why they’re so popular. They offer patients real results, and the treatments themselves are a breeze.
Dermal fillers offer:
- Excellent, long-lasting results — from six months to several years
- Short treatments that are, on average, 15 to 30 minutes long
- No post-treatment downtime — you can go right back to work after a treatment session
- Nearly immediate results
- Comfort during treatments
- A safe treatment option, as they’re FDA- approved
When you see us for dermal filler treatment, we clean the area to be treated and we may apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment site. Some filler injections include a mild anesthetic. Most patients feel a slight pinch for a few seconds, but that’s it. After treatment, some patients experience minimal swelling or bruising, but that clears up over the next few days.
Dermal fillers have jumped in popularity because of their many advantages. In fact, as of 2018, the North American dermal filler market reached over $240 million, and it’s expected to keep growing.
Dermal filler treatments are highly customizable
After discussing your treatment goals, our team decides on the best dermal filler product for you. There are many on the market, and they contain both natural and synthetic substances. The filler you receive is based on your medical history, including allergies and what medications you might use, the skin issue being solved, and other variables.
Fillers can also be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as BotoxⓇ, which we also offer, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a treatment that’s coming soon to the Regenerative Health & Wellness Medical Center, to reach the desired aesthetic effect.
It’s time you felt better about yourself
Schedule a consultation to learn more about dermal fillers and facial rejuvenation. Call either of our offices for an appointment or contact us online today.