Dermal fillers are used by many patients to help achieve a more youthful appearance and to fight the effects of aging. These cosmetic treatments involve applying special injectable solutions to fill out the soft tissue beneath the skin. This can greatly improve the appearance of an individual’s face in a multitude of ways. Some of the reasons that people receive dermal fillers include reducing wrinkles and creases boosting the volume of the lips and cheeks, enhancing facial contours and hiding any damaged skin tissue.
Most people view dermal fillers as primarily an anti-aging treatment. And this is often true. Providing dermal fillers can go a long way towards eliminating wrinkles, sagging skin, facial creases and unwanted lines. Other people may use dermal fillers to help reconstruct facial or contour deformities or even to make scarring less noticeable. Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume, particularly to the lips and the facial contours. One reason that dermal fillers are widely used is their overall safety and their fast recovery times following treatment. This is especially true when compared to plastic surgery.
There are many types of dermal fillers, and each is used for certain applications and purposes. For example, some dermal fillers are specifically designed to add volume. This makes them perfect for boosting the lips or cheeks. Other types of dermal fillers work to make damaged skin tissue less visible. These are used for treating scarring. And still, other types of dermal fillers are best-suited for reducing any wrinkles and lines. Our expert team is happy to help you determine which treatment is best for your needs.
The first step when providing dermal fillers is to assess the patient’s face and determine what type of treatment should be used and where the injections should be made. In order to achieve effective results, the injections need to be applied in very precise areas. Once we have pinpointed the injection sites, the area will be treated with a special antibacterial agent. The patient may also receive a local anesthetic to help minimize pain or discomfort. The injections will then be made, and we will closely examine how these areas fill out. The patient will typically be instructed to apply an ice pack to the area periodically during the next few days to reduce any swelling. Although the area will likely feel tender over the next few days, this feeling should go away shortly thereafter. Results will be visible immediately.
Fight the effects of aging and achieve a fuller, more pleasing face with dermal fillers from Westchase Smiles Institute Institute. Please call us at (813) 305-7043 to schedule an appointment.