What Are Dermal Fillers?
Fillers are a highly-versatile treatment that are primarily used to restore volume to the face. Many times, they are used to fill or camouflage folds and wrinkles. Additionally, fillers can be used to augment the lips, giving them a more full and beautiful appearance. They accomplish this by placing a gel substance underneath the skin that restores volume that is typically lost during aging. This gel usually lasts for a certain amount of time before it’s naturally dissolved into the body.
As with many minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, soft tissue or dermal fillers have become very popular. This is likely because they can produce excellent results with no downtime, which leads to very high patient satisfaction.
Some of the most popular reasons that men seek out dermal filler treatments are:
- Prominent facial wrinkles or folds
- Decreased facial volume over the cheeks
- Thin and small lips
Your Customized Filler Treatment Consultation
Because there are a large number of dermal filler types and brands available, a consultation with an experienced and licensed aesthetician is the first step in your treatment plan. Be sure to take note of exactly what you would like to change about your face and appearance so that Dr. Shaddix can recommend the best injectable for you and your intended results. You should also ask any questions you may have about the treatment so that you know what to expect.
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Dermal filler procedures are usually quick and easy, meaning most men can return to their normal schedule immediately. Before he begins, Dr. Shaddix applies a topical anesthetic ointment to your skin to decrease any discomfort. A very tiny needle is then used to inject the filler into the area needing treatment. Much of the filler used by Dr. Shaddix also contains a local anesthetic to further minimize any discomfort. During your consultation, Dr. Shaddix can give you an estimate of how much product will be needed for your intended results so you know what to expect.
Recovery After Dermal Filler Treatment in Pensacola
Most fillers last from six to nine months, after which most men come back for another treatment or to explore other surgical options. Although this procedure doesn’t require any downtime, strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four hours. As with any injection, mild bruising occasionally occurs but tends to resolve very quickly. Many fillers will continue to hydrate within your tissues over the course of the next day to continue to improve the result. Swelling can occur, especially when the lips are treated. This will typically resolve within forty-eight hours. Dr. Shaddix recommends that you gently massage the treated areas over the first day to smooth and distribute the filler and maximize the result.
Schedule A Consultation
Dermal fillers can be a great way to boost your confidence without the hassle of surgery. To see what dermal fillers can do for you, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.