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Facial Dermal Fillers
Dermal Filler Treatments: The Future is Now
Dermal fillers can restore a youthful appearance almost immediately. At Long Ridge Dermatology, we offer a full range of available fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. During your consultation, our physicians will ask about your goals and will select the filler most appropriate for your skin type. Fillers vary in viscosity or density and can be used to “lift” cheeks, smooth deep frown lines and enrich lips.
What is it?
Injections of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin but diminishes with age, are used to replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to your skin. Dermal fillers are among the most effective tools available to lift and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (Nasolabrial folds).
What does it do?
Dermal fillers work by filling gaps in the layers of hyaluronic acid in your skin. They diminish the
appearance of wrinkles by plumping up your skin and lifting it, so it looks supple, young and natural.
Facial lines and features that can be corrected using these hyaluronic acid fillers are:
- Worry lines that run across the forehead (forehead lines)
- Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes (periorbital lines)
- Frown lines that run between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Smoker’s lines, which are vertical lines on the mouth (perioral lines)
- Marionette lines at the corner of the mouth (oral commissures)
- Deep smile lines that run from side of the nose to corners of the mouth (nasolabial furrows)
- Cheek depressions
- Redefining lip border
- Acne scars
- Some facial scars
What does it feel like?
An ultra-fine needle is used to inject the dermal filler directly into the treatment area. It may sting slightly and some patients choose to have a topical anesthetic cream or block administered. These treatments typically take 30 to 45 minutes and some patients experience swelling that dissipates within 72 hours (usually much sooner). Most clients return to their normal daily activities immediately post-treatment.
Who is it for?
Men and women of all ages and skin types can benefit from the youth-enhancing results of dermal filler treatments, which are revolutionizing the aging process.
Dermal fillers are long-lasting, often 6 – 12 months. Since they utilize substances naturally produced in the body, they dissolve easily and are less likely than animal-based products to cause an allergic reaction.