As a person ages, their face changes with the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers and other injectables provide a relatively easy way to reduce the signs of aging, offering patients a more youthful and energetic appearance. Since dermal fillers are safer and less-intrusive than plastic surgery, they are becoming an increasingly more popular option for people who want to look younger and improve their facial appearance.
A dermal filler consists of an injectable solution that is designed to fill the soft tissue underneath the skin. Different variations of dermal fillers provide unique benefits in combating aging, wrinkling and sagging skin. The treatment is ideal for filling in facial creases and lines, plumping up lips and cheeks and enhancing contours.
Dermal fillers offer the following benefits:
- Enhance lip volume
- Boost facial contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Reconstruct contour deformities
- Decrease lower lid shadow
- Help with scarring
The first step to receiving a dermal filler is to assess the face and determine the specific areas that require treatment. Once the injection sites have been determined, they will be cleansed using an antibacterial agent. A local anesthetic may be applied in order to reduce pain. Most patients find that the injections themselves are easily tolerable. Once complete, it may be necessary to use an ice pack to reduce swelling and provide comfort. The area may feel tender for the next couple of days, and the results should be noticeable immediately.
If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers and how they can help you reduce the effects of aging, please contact our office to set up a consultation. You may call us at (201) 384-0100 to schedule an appointment.