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Dermal Fillers

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Dermal FillersDermal fillers help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

What dermal fillers can do:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids

Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate.

Am I Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

The best candidates for dermal fillers are individuals committed to maintaining healthy skin. Though dermal fillers are not permanent, a healthy lifestyle can ensure longer-lasting results.

This includes getting a healthy amount of sleep, refraining from excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, and reducing salt intake. Destructive lifestyle habits speed up skin aging, which is counterproductive to the benefits of dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are also recommended for individuals who prefer minimally invasive options to correct wrinkles, scars, and volume loss. If you are looking for a permanent solution to facial-aging issues, you may consider permanent cosmetic procedures like a facelift or eyelid surgery.

Dermal Filler Aftercare

After a dermal filler session, no recovery process is required. Avoid touching the treated area for three to four hours. Take a break from exercise and other strenuous activities for at least 24 hours.

Temporary minor bruising and swelling are normal after a dermal filler treatment but will fade shortly.

Lumps and bumps will soften over time as the dermal fillers settle. The timeframe for this will vary from person to person.

Wash your face with basic soap and water and avoid exposing the treated area to extreme heat or cold. While the skin is healing, avoid using heavy creams and makeup.

Contact Us

To learn more about dermal fillers in Jacksonville, contact James Hardy Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. We will recommend the best treatments to help you achieve optimal results.