Dermal fillers are one of the most-requested cosmetic treatments in the U.S. and for good reason. They are nonsurgical, safe, effective, and provide immediate correction for a wide-range of concerns.
However, before undergoing an injectable treatment, patients often have a number of questions including: What concerns can dermal fillers treat? Which dermal filler is right for me? Is the treatment painful? How long do filler results last?
To find out the answers to these questions and learn all about dermal fillers, read on.
What Concerns Can Dermal Fillers Address?
Dermal fillers are extremely versatile in their ability to combat signs of aging and enhance facial features. In fact, they are commonly used to:
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines
- Restore age-related volume loss in the face and hands
- Improve facial contours and fullness
- Plump and define thinning lips
- Minimize under eye circles
- Reduce the appearance of facial scars
- Increase facial symmetry
Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?
With so many dermal filler products to choose from, patients are often unsure which injectable is right for them.
If you are wondering how to select the best filler, it’s important to assess your individual needs and goals. This information is helpful in matching specific concerns to the appropriate product.
For example, if you are bothered by fine lines, a thin, soft hyaluronic acid filler can offer an ideal solution.
In the event that deeper wrinkles are an issue, a thicker, stiffer filler like Radiesse may be recommended.
Moderate to severe volume loss in the midface, jowls, and temples often calls for correction with a robust filler like Juvederm Voluma.
Are Dermal Fillers Painful?
Most patients find dermal fillers to be a quick and fairly painless process. It also helps that the treatment area is usually numbed with a topical or local anesthetic prior to injections.
Plus, many fillers are formulated with lidocaine to improve patient comfort.
How Long Do Filler Results Last?
Filler longevity can depend on the product used, patient’s metabolic rate, injector expertise, and extent of correction needed/desired.
With that being said, results usually last six months to two years.
Want to Get Started with Dermal Fillers?
If you are considering dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. Narine.