As you age, your skin becomes thinner and loses volume in the face leaving wrinkles, creases, and a sunken look to your face. AAFPRS fellowship-trained, board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon William Harris, MD, can help volumize and contour your face to address these concerns using the highest quality dermal fillers. At Harris Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best dermal fillers Beverly Hills has to offer. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. They smooth your fine lines, restore volume loss, soften your creases, and can even improve overall skin quality. Hollows usually form around your eyes, mouth, and nose. Dermal Fillers will help contour your face, bringing you back instantly to a younger, more refreshed version of yourself.
Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers several types of FDA-approved dermal fillers. They are categorized according to substance type.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, which is a substance that occurs naturally in your skin. Hyaluronic acid serves to hydrate the skin and restore moisture. Once injected, your skin will show an immediate improvement with even more shown in the next several days as the hyaluronic acid continues to draw in water over. Restylane can be applied around your eyes, mouth, and cheeks. It can also be injected into your lips to give them a more volumized and hydrated look.
Juvederm is also a hyaluronic acid-based Dermal filler, which includes certain types that induce the formation of two main dermal proteins, collagen, and elastin. Collagen and elastin give the skin its elasticity and firmness. Juvederm is very similar to Restylane and can be the perfect choice for restoring volume to the face as well as reducing lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers can give you instant results, reshape your features and give your face the symmetrical look you have lost due to collagen volume loss underneath the skin. Once all those lines and wrinkles disappear, many notice a boost in confidence. After all, if you look your best, you feel better overall. When indicated, dermal fillers are less expensive than surgery and offer a simple way to restore and maintain your youthful appearance.
Usually, you begin to lose notable collagen mass in your mid to late 20s, so many people will begin maintenance treatment at this age, but dermal fillers can benefit you at any age. Our Beverly Hills dermal filler patients who start early typically require less material as time goes on due to maintenance of the skin volume, which prevents lines and deep wrinkles from developing in the first place. You should also be in good overall health and preferably not smoking although this is not a contraindication.
Dermal filler injection is a straight-forward in-office procedure. First, you will review your medical history with Dr. Harris. The doctor will then clean the treatment area, apply a cream with a local anesthetic, and inject the filler in the desired areas. Once the injections are performed, you will see instant results, and you can proceed with your usual activities after the procedure. Altogether, injections usually take less than an hour.
Results start to show instantly, and they may last up to a year or a year and a half, depending on the type of filler injected. Recovery time varies depending on the areas injected, the type of filler injected, and your health and skin nature. Usually, people get back to their normal routine right after the procedure.
Dermal filler injection is a very simple procedure with great results. Schedule an appointment at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to get a more youthful look back in no time.
The discomfort with dermal filler injections is typically mild. Topical numbing cream is used prior to the treatment and icing is used during and immediately after injections to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
You may experience swelling, bruising, and a little discomfort after the procedure. Those side effects are mild and usually go away in a day or two. But as with any aesthetic procedure, there are some risks. Rash, allergic reaction, and bleeding are possible with rarer reactions such as vascular occlusion that have also been seen. It is crucial to have your injections performed by an experienced injector like Dr. Harris who has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and knows exactly how to handle any side effects should they arise.
Dermal Filler injections are less expensive than many surgical options, but cost varies greatly depending on area treated and amount used. Discuss your choices with Dr. Harris to find what suits you best.
You should avoid drinking alcohol immediately after the procedure. It is also better to avoid makeup immediately following injections and to avoid massage of the area in most cases.
If you are considering plastic surgery, choose the doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. Dr. William Harris makes it his mission to deliver artful, innovative, and detailed surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you live more beautifully every day. Schedule a consultation today to start your journey.
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