As we age, collagen, the protein scaffolding that maintains skin firmness, gradually disappears and the dermis loses moisture. While Botox Cosmetic is the treatment of choice for dynamic wrinkles of the upper face, dermal fillers add volume that time has taken away. The process, known as soft tissue augmentation, uses injectable filler materials to treat fine to deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, smile lines, oral commissures, and scars. In addition, lips can be augmented and the face can be contoured.
What is a dermal filler?
There are many fillers available now, but the most popular are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. They are designed to naturally fill depressions and lines associated with the loss of collagen that we experience over time.
What Areas Are Commonly Treated With Dermal Fillers?
Lips, temples, cheeks, marionette lines, periorbital can be treated with fillers.
Dermal Filler Injection Procedure
Dr. Pascoe has extensive training and is adept at injecting with both small needles and cannulas. A topical anesthetic may be applied to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
How long will my results last?
Depending on the area treated and the amount of product injected, the results typically last up to 2 years.
Is the procedure for dermal fillers painful?
The discomfort is minimal. The product contains lidocaine which minimizes any pain associated with the procedure. Topical anesthetic or ice applied to the area can be used to further minimize discomfort.
are there any side effects associated with dermal filler injections?
Temporary redness and minor bruising are possible side effects. Avoiding ASA, Ibuprofen, and Omega fatty acids for 4 days prior to treatment will minimize this risk. With any injection, there is always a risk of infection or intravascular complication. It is important to select an injector who is experienced and trained in the treatment of these very rare but possible complications.
I am still unsure if this is the right procedure for me.
Please come in for a consultation. We will take the time to discuss your questions and explain possible treatment options to you. We can help you decide if aesthetic procedures are right for you. If they are, we can formulate a plan that you feel comfortable with.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“Look no further if you’re looking for a little pick me up!! Dr. Pascoe and her team were so professional, knowledgeable, and comforting during my recent procedure. I went in for lip filler and was a bit nervous but after the consult, I felt great about everything. I walked out of there feeling the best I have in a long time!! Thank you, Dr. Pascoe!” -Trina S.
Dermal Filler FAQs
How Long Will My Appointment Be?
An initial consultation is necessary to first outline the treatment. Depending on the area to be treated, the procedure will take 45 – 60 minutes.
Will I look natural after my dermal filler injections?
Dr. Pascoe prides herself on the delivery of a very natural look. Friends and family members may comment that you look more relaxed and attractive.
Will I Have Treatment the Same Day as my Consultation?
This depends on the area (s) to be treated and the time needed for your initial consultation. If you desire, we can arrange the treatment to be on the same day.
Can I have dermal filler injections after a laser treatment?
We suggest that you wait a week before an injectable treatment to allow your skin to totally heal.
What is the difference between botox and dermal filler?
Botox is a muscle relaxant and is used to treat lines caused by muscle movement. Dermal Fillers are designed to fill depressions caused by loss of collagen which we all experience over time.
Can Botox and Dermal Fillers Be Used in Combination at the Same Treatment?
Yes, Botox and dermal fillers are very often used in combination with each other during the same treatment. The combination of the two can actually achieve the best results.