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The Ins and Outs of Dermal Fillers

In and Outs of Dermal Fillers

If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or plump sunken areas, dermal fillers may be a good fit for you! They offer an effective, non-surgical solution for your facial aesthetic concerns. With the right doctor, they achieve natural-looking results that refresh and improve your facial appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular facial rejuvenation treatment for both men and women. They come in a variety of different types so your facial plastic surgeon can choose the one that will best address your issues of concern.

How do they work?

Fillers are injected beneath the skin, where they’re able to fill wrinkles or other problem areas with one of several different substances. They can also help create volume and firm the skin, promoting collagen growth.

What are dermal fillers used for?

Fillers have become extremely popular because of their versatility. They can be used to help improve the following:

  • Wrinkles
  • Lines, including those around the nose and mouth and vertical lip lines
  • Creases, including those in the chin
  • Loss of volume in face
  • Lack of symmetry among facial features

What can you expect during and after a treatment?

Your facial plastic surgeon will clean the area to be treated, and a topical anesthetic will be applied. A precise amount of dermal filler will then be injected under the skin to reach your trouble spots.

Right after treatment, you should avoid physical activity for at least 24 hours. During this time, you may experience temporary mild bruising and swelling.

How long will it take to see results, and how long will the results last?

You should be able to see some results immediately. How long the results last depend on several factors: the type of filler used, which area is treated, and on how your face responds to the filler. In general, fillers usually last up to 6 to 8 months.

Talk to your doctor about the best-suited filler to meet your goals, and if you’re a first-time filler patient, you may want to opt for more temporary results to start. Your doctor can repeat your treatment as needed, making adjustments as required.

To find out more about whether dermal fillers are right for you, make an appointment for a consultation today with Dr. Romo at Romo Plastic Surgery. Dr. Romo has the artistry and expertise needed to achieve natural-looking, amazing results customized to your needs.

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