Dermal Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to soften lines, wrinkles, and creases, restore volume and add contour to the face. More than a million people have chosen this minimally invasive procedure to enhance their appearance.
Everyone ages in their face differently based on factors such as:
- Weight fluctuations
- Sun and other environmental exposure
Dermal fillers can help turn back the clock and restore youthfulness to aging skin, regardless of the cause.
Dermal fillers can:
- Increase the volume of the earlobe
- Improved aged hands
- Smooth lines around the mouth and nose
- Plump up the lips
- Enhance facial contours
- Smooth out or fill in wrinkles and creases
- Help diminish the appearance of recessed scars
- Decrease or remove the shadow in the lower eyelids
Which dermal fillers are used for treatment?
Different kinds of products are available, and they are each used for a specific purpose. Dr. Roy relies on Bellafill®, Sculptra®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, Juvéderm®, Voluma®, and Radiesse® dermal fillers.
For example, if you’re interested in smoothing over wrinkles, Radiesse may be a good choice. It stimulates collagen production, which in turn helps eliminate lines on the face. Sculptra, Perlane, and Bellafill are excellent choices for adding volume to the cheeks. Restylane, however, is better for sensitive areas around the eyelids and lips.
Talk with Dr. Roy about your concerns. She will help identify the product that can work best to meet your unique needs.
What can I expect following treatment?
Most people notice a difference right away after receiving dermal fillers. Some people may experience mild bruising and swelling, but both should subside in a few days. You’ll be able to resume your daily activities immediately, although Dr. Roy may suggest that you avoid strenuous exercise for a few days following treatment.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Most dermal fillers last between 6 and 24 months. Effects from injections administered to the lips tend to diminish a little faster than those given around the nose. Treatments to the cheeks may last a bit longer.
Dr. Roy will help you make the right choices. Call Niyan Medspa in Ashburn, Virginia, or schedule an appointment online today. You won’t regret it.