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Dermal Filler

As we age we lose facial volume which causes the eyes to look slightly sunken, cheeks to look hollow, mouths to turn down and skin to lose its firmness and elasticity.
Dermal fillers are designed to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, folds and wrinkles.
Aging causes loss of collagen and elastin which gives your face a more youthful appearance. Fillers can plump thinning lips, soften nasolabial folds (parenthesis), decrease under eye shadows, lift and volumize cheeks and minimize acne scars while creating a more youthful look.
At Living Well MedSkin & Laser, we use advanced techniques for injecting our dermal filler. Micro cannulas can be used to dramatically reduce the risk of bruising.
Typical areas of correction are mid-face with FDA approved JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC; facial wrinkles and folds with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC; and the lips and perioral area with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) may also be used for mid-face and volume loss in the back of the hands.

Can I combine my dermal filler with another procedure?

Yes! At Living Well MedSkin & Laser we often suggest combining dermal filler with BOTOX® treatments for optimal patient results.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

A treatment with dermal fillers provides an easy way to enhance your looks. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and lasts around one year to 18 months for facial treatments and around six months for the lips.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injectable substance made from natural and synthetic material and have been developed for injection into the skin to restore its youthful appearance. The main type of dermal fillers we use at Living Well MedSkin & Laser, are a soft gel consisting of stabilized hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body.

Does a dermal filler treatment hurt?

Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct lines and wrinkles. Some people may experience a mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream can be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience.The lips are a highly sensitive area and may require a (dental block) local anesthetic. Dermal fillers are also available with the local anesthetic 0.3% lidocaine included for a more comfortable experience.

Will I notice the difference right away?

Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate.

How long will the dermal fillers last?

A great advantage of dermal fillers is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. The length of the treatment depends on a number of factors including:

  • Age
  • Treatment area
  • Dermal filler injected
  • Quality of skin
  • Lifestyle
  • Health

What do dermal fillers treatments involve?

Before treatment
During consultation at Living well MedSkin & Laser we will to discuss your treatment expectations. After discussion of what you wish to achieve and assessment of your treatment needs, our highly-trained nurse injector will recommend which treatment is most suitable for you.

During treatment
The dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.

After treatment
Dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, treatment is recommended every six to twelve months depending on the type of filler used. This will discuss during the consultation. After a treatment, there may be some slight redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve naturally within a few days.

Is there anything I need to know before I have a dermal filler treatment?

We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs one week before your treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.

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Patient results may vary.