Looking back on photos of yourself when you were younger, what are the biggest differences you notice in your facial appearance? Are your cheeks a little more sunken than they used to be? Are your lips a little thinner? Wrinkles and other visible signs of aging are fairly common as well. Thankfully, we don’t have to live with these skin imperfections if we don’t want to. Dermal fillers can be used in a variety of ways to improve and enhance your natural beauty with minimal downtime. Contact Carolinas Med Spa today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can be made from a few different ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen. There are several available from Allergan® and other trusted aesthetic brands, and each one can be used to treat different areas of the face, so at your consultation, our medical team will discuss which option is the best for you. For many patients, fillers can be a simple office-based procedure due to the safe and effective nature of the treatment.
Depending on which filler is used, dermal fillers can be used to treat:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
- And more!
What is a Dermal Filler Injection Like?
Prior to the actual injection, we will make an assessment of your face and possibly map areas of your face to better help plan where the injection site(s) will be. Then we will clean the area to be injected and ensure that you are comfortable. Then the process of injecting can begin, which usually only takes a few moments per site. The whole process can last between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how many injection sites are necessary.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Most patients experience temporary side effects after a dermal filler treatment such as swelling or bruising and numbness or redness at the injection site. Most side effects resolve in a matter of hours or a few days at the most. Results are apparent immediately and can last from several months to several years depending on the type of filler used. Some fillers that typically last a shorter amount of time can last longer when used in conjunction with other fillers. These options can be discussed during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you are seeking a minimally invasive procedure to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, dermal fillers may be right for you. At your consultation, we will discuss with you which dermal filler or fillers may be used to best reach your beauty goals, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!