Walnut Creek residents wonder what to expect from dermal fillers near me
By Dr. Christine Lee
Dermal fillers can be used for:
- Lip augmentation.
- Filling lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds or parentheses around the mouth.
- Adding volume at the cheekbones or hollows of the face.
Your injectable procedureDuring a dermal filler appointment, the doctor assesses your areas of need, discusses your medical history and experience with fillers, and reviews anticipated outcomes. This helps the doctor determine the best type of injectable filler and how much to use. Your skin is cleansed. If discomfort is a concern, a numbing agent may be used. Each injection takes a few moments as the filler enters beneath the skin. Effects are immediate and you leave the office looking younger and refreshed.
Recovery and resultsThere is usually no downtime. The most common effects are swelling and tenderness at injection sites. Ice packs or over-the-counter pain medication may help with discomfort. Physicians generally recommend avoiding strenuous exercise or rubbing treatment areas to ensure proper placement of the filler. Depending upon the type of dermal filler, your results should last six to 12 months.
Dermal fillers offeredThe Skin and Laser Treatment Institute offers a variety of dermal fillers to give patients the look they desire:
- Restylane and Perlane
- Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus