What You Should Know Before Trying Dermal Fillers

What You Should Know Before Trying Dermal Fillers

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Dr. Susan MacLennan

Dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular. They are a great, non-surgical way to enhance your appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles or adding volume to the lips, cheeks, or temples. Before you try them for the first time, here are a few things you should know.

Dermal Fillers are Made With Naturally Occurring Ingredients

Most dermal filler products are made using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that creates the plump appearance in the skin. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, we offer several different hyaluronic-acid-based fillers, including Juvederm and Restylane products, which are intended for different uses and different areas of the face. During your consultation, we will help determine which product is right for you.

Dermal Fillers Serve Different Purposes

There are several brands and individual products that are designed for varied purposes. The particles within each product’s formula vary in size and shape depending on their intended use. Thicker fillers may be designed to add volume to the cheeks, while thinner ones are better for filling in fine lines.

New Techniques Make Filler Look Natural

The best dermal filler injections leave you looking refreshed and natural, enhancing your existing features. We use advanced injection techniques to ensure that you achieve your desired results through subtle, yet effective, changes.

Injectable Treatments Require No Downtime

Dermal fillers’ growing popularity is largely because the treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to normal activities, such as school or work, immediately after your appointment if you choose. It’s typical to experience minor swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site, which usually dissipates within the first 24 hours. You can apply makeup over any redness or bruising if you choose.

Dermal Fillers are Not Permanent

The body naturally breaks down dermal fillers and safely flushes them away over time. For this reason, the results of the injections are not permanent. You can choose to repeat injections to maintain your results. Depending on the product, dermal fillers last between six months and two years.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about dermal fillers and find out which product might be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. MacLennan. Call Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery at (802) 231-4284 or request your appointment online.