You’d think losing fat would be good news no matter what, but losing fat cells around the face can actually be a problem! As people age, they naturally lose fat that’s under the skin, bringing the facial muscles closer to the skin’s surface. This loss of subcutaneous fat causes lines and wrinkles to become more visible, simply from the everyday use of these facial muscles.
Can anything be done to fix this?
The answer is yes! Dermal fillers are injections used to reverse the natural signs of aging, restoring volume and fullness in the face. They can be used to eliminate lines and wrinkles, as well as enhance lips and contours.
How Does a Dermal Fillers Procedure Work?
If your skin care specialist suggests that dermal fillers are right for you, the procedure is actually less complex than it sounds.
We’ll examine your face, mark where the injections will be delivered and provide a thorough cleansing. While the injections are usually tolerable without anesthesia, there is the option for anesthetic ointment or local anesthesia to minimize the pain.
Depending on your treatment and how many injections are needed, your procedure could take anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. It is normal to feel a bit of sensitivity, numbness or swelling after the injections are performed, but nothing that would keep you from going about your day!
If I Want Dermal Fillers, What Are My Options?
There are several types of dermal fillers available, each designed to meet the specific needs of patients. At Anders Dermatology, we offer a wide selection of safe and effective injectables!
Radiesse – Used to reduce facial folds and wrinkles and provide lip augmentation. Made from calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that work to stimulate collagen production. The results can last from six months to one year.
Sculptra – Increases volume in temples, cheekbones, mid-face and jawline. Naturally restores collagen lost during aging process. Results are shown to last for at least two years.
Juvéderm – Adds volume and smooths out wrinkles around mouth and nose. Juvéderm Voluma XC instantly adds volume and contour to the cheek area, and Juvéderm Ultra XC is used in the lip and perioral area for lip augmentation. Results last up to one year after only one treatment.
Restylane and Perlane – Reduces moderate to severe facial wrinkles and adds fullness to the lips, nose and corners of mouth. We offer a full line of Restylane products, including Restylane Lyft, Silk and Lip Volume.
Belotero Balance – Treats both deep and soft treatment areas. Effective in eliminating lines around the mouth and above the lip line, filling in and smoothing wrinkles and folds.
Dermal Fillers Procedures in Toledo, Ohio
If you’re looking to achieve a rejuvenated look with dermal fillers, be sure to schedule a consultation with a skin care specialist to find out which injectable is right for you. For any questions about our dermal fillers, give us a call at 419.473.3257!