Dermal fillers and injectables are a leading cosmetic treatment, offering patients quick, natural-looking results with little to no downtime. They offer impressive and long-lasting cosmetic results without any surgery. If you’re new to these treatments, here is what you should know about dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that restore volume in the skin, enhancing facial volume while filling in lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are composed of naturally occurring ingredients that are safely broken down by the body over time. These treatments are different from injectable treatments like Botox® because they serve a different purpose. Botox® and other neurotoxins temporarily relax wrinkle-causing muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers add volume to the face, smoothing out wrinkles for results that last significantly longer.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?
The cost of dermal fillers and injectable treatments will largely depend on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. However, the cost tends to be much more affordable than surgery and other cosmetic treatments. To determine the exact cost of your dermal filler treatment, contact us today at Flannagan Plastic Surgery.
What Can Dermal Fillers Be Used For?
Dermal fillers can be used for a variety of lines and wrinkles in the face. Products like Juvederm® are specifically designed to address wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. Restylane® can be used to enhance mid-facial volume as a non-surgical cheek augmentation treatment. Both of these treatments can also be used for lip injections, enhancing the shape and size of the lips. In comparison, Botox® is typically used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the forehead and crow’s feet near the eyes.
How Often Should I Receive Dermal Filler Treatments?
Dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® produce results that last up to a year or longer. Many patients choose to schedule annual treatments to maintain their results. Botox®, Dysport®, and related neurotoxin injectables tend to wear off after about four to six months, so patients will need to have more frequent treatments to maintain results from these treatments.
When Will I Notice Results from My Dermal Filler Treatment?
Dermal fillers produce instant results that will be visible before a patient leaves their appointment. Botox® and similar injectables, on the other hand, can take a few days to take effect in the body, although most patients notice results in less than a week. All injectable treatments may also cause minor redness, bruising or sensitivity in the treatment area. However, these side effects typically fade within just a few days.
Contact Us Today
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. We offer dermal fillers and other effective cosmetic treatments to residents of Jasper, Evansville, Newburgh and the neighboring communities of Indiana.