As part of the aging process, the face loses volume, which can create a narrow and severe appearance. Dermal fillers can help restore volume to the midface, cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and temples. They can not only restore volume, but also smooth wrinkles and frown lines. The end result restores youthful fullness to the face.
What Types Of Dermal Fillers Are Available In Beverly Hills?
Dr. Hadeed offers several types of dermal fillers. Injectable fillers can fill in wrinkles and fine lines and enhance your facial contours. Below are the dermal fillers Dr. Hadeed offers:
Have Concerns About Dermal Fillers?
Recovery from a dermal filler injection is usually quick. Minor bruising and swelling may occur around the injection sites for a day or two after treatment. On rare occasions, this swelling may trigger an allergic reaction. If this occurs, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms may include fever, hives, and itching.
The cost of dermal fillers may vary depending on the brand chosen and the areas being treated. Dermal fillers are priced per syringe. Therefore, the cost of your treatment will vary depending on its extent. Ask your doctor about specific pricing.
Most hyaluronic acid fillers will show results immediately or within one week of injection. Other dermal fillers not based on hyaluronic acid may take months for final results to develop. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are inherently temporary treatments. As such, while the length of time may vary, further periodic treatments will be necessary to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers
There are risks associated with dermal fillers, though the procedure is generally very safe. Some possible complications may include:
- Bleeding from the injection site
- Skin damage, including possible scaring
- Palpability of the filler under the surface of the skin
Immediately after your injection, you can expect some swelling and minor irritation around the injection site. Over the next couple of days, these symptoms should fade. Your results should become apparent within a week for most fillers. For most fillers, results will last six months to two years, depending on the brand.
For patients who want to target and remove wrinkles around the eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a good option that can be done concurrently with a dermal filler. If injectable treatments do not give you your desired results, you may consider facelift surgery or eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to treat signs of aging more directly.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works differently than dermal fillers. Dermal fillers create more volume in the face and reduce wrinkles by stretching existing skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents wrinkles from forming by reducing the repetitive muscular motions that cause them. Dermal fillers will treat issues like lost volume; BOTOX® Cosmetic will not.
While less trained medical professionals offer dermal fillers, the practitioner’s skill plays a significant role in the quality of your results. A less skilled provider may leave you with less than satisfactory results. A board-certified plastic surgeon is far more experienced and skilled in using cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the desired results.
If you do not get periodic treatments to maintain your results, your face will slowly revert to its pretreatment state. Wrinkles will remerge, and facial volume will fade. Because dermal fillers expand the skin to encompass new volume, should that volume fade away, new wrinkles or sagging skin may develop over time.