When injected by an expert, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers will turn back the clock by restoring lost volume, smoothing fine lines, softening creases, and enhancing facial contours. Treatments can last up to 12 months with no down time. At FCP Dermatology, we offer only the top brands of hyaluronic acid fillers on the market such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, Sculptra® and RADIESSE®. When filler is done correctly, no one should know you had anything done. You should look rested, refreshed, and more youthful but the filler should not be obvious. If you notice that someone has had filler in their lips or cheeks, then that filler has been done by an inexperienced injector. The goal is to make you appear as if you had a good night’s sleep or have been on a very relaxing vacation.
Filler can be injected into the under-eye hollows providing a rested appearance.
Cheek filler enhances the contours of the face, restoring volume loss and resulting in a lifted appearance.
Lip filler enhances the cupids bow, restores lost volume and provides hydration from the inside out.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring substance in your face and body. Its main function is to retain water, providing hydration, support, and volume. Over time, this substance degrades, and the body decreases its ability to replenish it. The result is the loss of volume, and the emergence of wrinkles that will give the face an aged and tired appearance. Injection of hyaluronic acid allows the skin to gain hydration and volume, replacing what was lost over time. In addition, the injection technique will stimulate new collagen production.
The skin is our first line of contact with the outside world. The skin on our face is the most susceptible to damage from air pollutants, UV, and blue light. These harmful elements combined with aging cause the loss of elasticity, tone, smoothness, and firmness in your face. The aging process and gravity translate into the appearance of wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin. We also lose fat, muscle, and bone in our faces over time which has a negative impact on our appearance and facial harmony. It is common to experience volume loss in the lips, cheeks, temples, and other areas of the face over time.
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is a non-surgical and natural option to look 5-10 years younger:
The placement of dermal filler is determined by a thorough examination of the unique facial anatomy of each individual by our expert Dermatologist. Very thin syringes, needles, and/or cannulas are used to deposit the filler very precisely and artistically. Everyone’s face is different and requires different amounts of filler in different areas. The results of dermal fillers are typically seen right away, however, the final results are seen after two weeks.
Hyaluronic acid is a fully compatible molecule with the body, is chemically and physically stable (it does not change over time), and is imperceptible to the touch. These characteristics allow a more natural result to be achieved. Depending on the depth of volume loss and location, different needle thicknesses and types of fillers can be used, allowing the product to be adapted to the patient’s needs. Dr. Bailey’s extensive education allows her to carefully select the appropriate product for each patient to achieve their desired result. At FCP Dermatology, we only use the Rolls Royce of dermal fillers.
What to Expect
Before the Treatment – Avoid taking Advil 24 hours prior to the procedure. It is recommended to have a meal prior to your procedure.
During the Procedure – Dermal Filler injections typically take 30-45 minutes. Dr. Bailey uses a thin needle or cannula depending on the area to inject small amounts of filler. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the size of the area to be treated.
After the Procedure – Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours following treatment. There is no recovery time, you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Results –Results are immediate, although they look their best 2 weeks after the procedure. Dermal Fillers usually last between nine to twelve months, although the response varies from one patient to another.
At FCP Dermatology, we pride ourselves on a luxury experience- tailored to you. This necessary step in your skin journey is one of the most important. No two faces are the same, your skincare and injectables plan should be unique to your face. You will meet with us for a 30-minute, one-on-one conversation to address your individual needs and concerns. We will provide you with a precise and detailed treatment plan for your rejuvenated appearance.
It is important to consult a trusted expert Dermatologist. There are hundreds of arteries and nerves in your face, and only an experienced physician should be trusted to inject it.
Dermal Fillers can be used to improve:
There are two types:
Cross-linked hyaluronic acid: This comes in a gel form (dense), which allows it to maintain stability for longer periods of time (9-12 months).
Non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid: This comes in a liquid form and retains its stability for less time (approximately 3-6 months).
Topical anesthesia can be used, although it is usually not necessary. Hyaluronic acid fillers contain lidocaine, which will provide a numbing effect during the treatment.
This treatment is minimally invasive and requires minimal downtime. No hospitalization is required, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
There may be mild swelling and redness in areas treated immediately after the treatment. Swelling and bruising are possible but are short-lived. Patients are advised to refrain from massaging or rubbing the areas treated for 2 weeks. Patients may feel mild tenderness the evening of the procedure, which typically does not require any treatment. Tylenol can be taken if needed.
In general, hyaluronic acid is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction since it is naturally present in our bodies. Talk to Dr. Bailey if you are allergic to lidocaine, there are some hyaluronic acids that do not contain lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid fillers are contraindicated if you have inflammation or infection in the area of injection. It is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Severe side effects are very rare and, in most cases, they are due to inexperienced and incompetent injectors who are not familiar with facial anatomy and do not have the proper education and training. Less than 1% of injectors are qualified as expert injectors. Do your research and only trust a trained professional such as a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist.
The most severe but rare risks are:
- Necrosis (loss of part of the face and permanent scar formation)
- Immediate and irreversible blindness
The most common are:
- The appearance of bruises or lumps in the application area that settle over time.
- Tenderness at the site of injection that resolves in 24-48 hours typically.
- Redness that resolves quickly.
Dermal fillers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not covered by insurance providers.
The results of dermal fillers can be seen immediately after the treatment. However, the filler will continue to draw in water, and integrate into the skin. After 2 weeks, any mild swelling and possible bruising will have reduced, and the final result can be seen.
The number of syringes necessary to achieve your desired result will depend on the severity of the volume loss, the age of the patient, and previous treatments done to the area. Dermal fillers differ in density, and they are made to be injected specifically into different areas of the face.
At FCP Dermatology your treatment will be personalized to your skin and unique facial anatomy. Depending on the area being injected, most fillers can last 9-12 months.
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