Learn about the advantages of noninvasive treatments such as dermal fillers in Walnut Creek, CA area practice
By Dr. Christine Lee
Patients in Walnut Creek, CA who notice fine lines and wrinkles on their face may feel as though they have no options available to them when it comes to combating the signs of aging. Aging is a natural process everyone goes through. However, when the natural loss of collagen and elastin causes fine lines and wrinkles to develop, this doesn’t mean we have to succumb to these changes. With non-invasive treatment using dermal fillers, patients can enjoy the advantages of dermatological services developed to cater to patients who want to maintain their youthful look just a little longer without having to undergo invasive plastic surgeries. Dermal fillers are a wonderful option for many of our patients who have specific areas of concern they want to address to slow the aging process.
What are dermal fillers?
Dr. M. Christine Lee is a board-certified dermatologist who is excited to offer dermal fillers for her patients. Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid injectables that are used for cosmetic purposes only. This elective procedure allows patients to immediately inject specialized gels into wrinkles and folds to smooth their skin and look years younger in just one visit! Dermal fillers are:
What is the process of receiving a dermal filler?
The first step in determining if dermal fillers can be used is to attend a consultation appointment with Dr. M. Christine Lee. She takes this time to assess the skin and decide if dermal fillers are the best option for an individual. Patients with mild to moderate aging skin who are over the age of 20 are often considered the best candidates. More severe cases of wrinkles and folds may still require surgical intervention, but many of our patients can use dermal fillers to delay this need for many years. Patients let their dermatologist know what areas of concern they have, and our dermatologist will decide which dermal filler is best for that specific areas. Some are better suited for some areas while others may be best in alternative areas. Dermal fillers may also be combined together for better results.
Once patients have consulted with our team and have determined that dermal fillers are best for them, they relax in the treatment chair while the injections are completed. Injections are done right in the office with Dr. M. Christine Lee and take just a few minutes. The gels are administered directly into the areas of concern and immediately improve the appearance. Patients are given aftercare instructions and can leave the practice to go about their daily routine without interruption.
What are the side effects of dermal fillers?
Side effects are often short-term and last a day or two if they develop at all. Most patients will experience some redness and tenderness at the injection site, and this is nothing to be concerned about. It will go away on its own, along with any itching or discomfort. Some patients who have discomfort may take over-the-counter pain medication to address.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers typically last several months before patients need reinjection. This depends on how much is injected into the treatment area and how well the body responds to the fillers. Most patients will enjoy their results for six to nine months, but this can vary from patient to patient. Dermal fillers can continually be used until patients need more dramatic treatments such as plastic surgery to combat their skin laxity.
Schedule time to speak with our board-certified dermatologist about dermal fillers
Dr. M. Christine Lee and her team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA service patients in and around the community who are interested in quality, comprehensive dermatological care. If you are ready to discuss the advantages of using noninvasive solutions for aging skin such as dermal fillers, we welcome you to book an appointment at our practice to consult with our professionals. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite 125 at 370 North Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek, CA and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (925) 500-1180. Call today and get started learning about the options available for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the facial area and turning back the hands of time!