Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical type of facial rejuvenation used to plump up lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Fillers are temporary treatments that can help combat the signs of aging for men and women who want to avoid complicated cosmetic surgical procedures.
There are several different types of fillers made from different ingredients. The most common fillers include ones made from calcium hydroxylapatite and hyaluronic acid. Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones. It is often used to enhance the fullness of cheeks, to improve facial volume, and to fill in moderate to severe creases around your nose and mouth.
Since fillers like Radiesse® synthetically produce the calcium hydroxylapatite without the use of animals or animal products, your risk of an allergic reaction is significantly lowered. These types of fillers produce a natural looking result, and side effects are rare.
Fillers made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the human body, are another popular way to treat frown lines between your eyebrows, crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, and smile lines around your nose and mouth. These hyaluronic acid fillers are found in such brands as Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
There are several other fillers that use different ingredients, some synthetic and some natural. It’s important to discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Austin so he can recommend the best filler option for you, depending on which areas you’d like treated.
At your consultation for dermal fillers, Dr. Austin asks about your goals, medical conditions, drug allergies, and any current medications, vitamins, or supplements you may be taking. Additionally, he wants to know if you have had any other treatments in the past, both surgical and nonsurgical, to address your cosmetic concerns. He may also take photos, examine your face, and recommend treatment options that can help you achieve your goals.
Dr. Austin carefully explains the types of fillers that can work for you, including the procedure, treatment plan, any potential minimal side effects, and expected results. He also advises you as to how long he anticipates the results to last before you need another filler treatment. Call or schedule a consultation online today, so you can be on your way to a younger, natural looking appearance.
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