A dermal filler is a type of facial filler, which may be used as part of a cosmetic procedure to restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance to the face. Fillers reduce the appearance of crow's feet, laugh lines, and other skin deformities which develop with age, as subcutaneous fat deposits beneath the skin naturally diminish.
We offer the following dermal and facial fillers:
What are Dermal Fillers Used for?
This non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure help tone the face and improve overall appearance providing higher levels of confidence and comfort. The following are common advantages of facial dermal fillers:
- Contour thin lips, for a smoother and more plump appearance.
- Improve shallow contours, reducing facial shadowing.
- Soften wrinkles and creases in the face for a more youthful appearance.
- Reduce and lighten the look of recessed facial scars.
- Fill in creases under the eyes with Restylane.
- Augment cheekbones and other areas of the face.
- Eliminate wrinkles on the forehead, around the nose and mouth.
- Combat the aging of hands.
Dermal fillers can combat the early signs of aging, providing long-lasting benefits toward the aforementioned aesthetic concerns, as well as improving other areas of decreased skin elasticity resulting from strained facial muscles. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Weitzbuch can also provide this treatment as part of an overall skin rejuvenation package.
Types of Fillers
Dermal fillers may be temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent. Fillers can be composed of hyaluronic acid or synthetic materials. They are often administered as part of a regimen including botox injections and laser treatment, for overall skin rejuvenation and an improved appearance. Duration is only one of the classifications, however, as there are multiple types of filler based upon composition and accompanying treatments. Calabasas Dermatology Center will review all of your available options depending on your targeted areas and goals. Softer fillers will be used in places like the lips, while firmer fillers will be used for areas like the cheekbones. Botox is not a facial filler but can be used simultaneous to certain facial fillers to complement the effects and maximize the results, primarily on the forehead and around the nose and mouth.
How the Procedure Works
A dermal filler will be injected into the affected area to help provide a cushion for the muscle, essentially taking the place of the underlying facial tissue that naturally reduces in size as a person ages. Before the procedure, your face will be mapped by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Weitzbuch or a specially trained nurse. Treatment sites ideal for injection, will be identified. Once that's done, the injections may proceed. Numbing of the injection sites is usually achieved through cold temperatures, but a topical anesthetic may be used for maximum patient comfort.
An ice pack is often used to help alleviate swelling. Patients usually do not require medication for any discomfort: injection sites may be tender for a day or two, but individuals are usually able to resume their regular routines almost immediately. Thebeauty of facial fillers is there is typically no downtime and no need to take off work to recover.