Examples: Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal
Facial volume loss and the appearance of wrinkles and folds are part of the natural aging process. What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to soften lines and folds and restore lost volume. When dermal fillers were introduced decades ago, “spot treatment” of single areas of the face, including nasolabial folds and lips, was common practice.
Although these areas are still often injected today, the approach to injecting fillers over the last few years has evolved significantly. No longer is it just about chasing lines and folds. Instead the goal is to restore lost volume to multiple areas of the face that occurs with aging, including the cheeks, chin and under the eyes. Larger amounts of dermal filler is required with this pan-facial injection approach. However, the results are more balanced and natural looking since all areas of the face are addressed.
The Procedure - A conservative and gentle approach to injectables is essential to maintain a natural appearance. After your consultation, dermal filler injections take only approximately 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated, with minimal downtime. Results are immediate.
Buyer beware – serious complications can occur with dermal filler injections so choose your physician wisely.
All of our medical cosmetic treatments are performed by Dr. Francine Gerstein