Dermal fillers are injectable solutions that can fill the soft tissue under the skin. Many patients receive this type of cosmetic treatment to improve facial contours, fill in wrinkles, and plump the lips and cheeks creating a more youthful appearance.
The most common reason for a person to receive dermal fillers is to reduce the effects of aging by combating wrinkles, sagging skin, facial creases and unsightly lines. However, dermal fillers can also be used to reconstruct deformities and to reduce the presence of scarring. They can also be used to boost lip volume and enhance facial contours by adding thickness. Fillers are considerably safer and offer much faster recovery times than plastic surgery alternatives.
There are many types of dermal fillers that can be used when providing treatment. Some are specifically used for adding volume. Others are better-suited for addressing scars and making damaged skin tissue less visible. Finally, some types are most effective in reducing wrinkles and lines. Our experts are happy to provide a consultation to help determine which type of dermal fillers would be most effective for your unique needs.
When providing dermal fillers, we start by assessing the patient’s face and determining the exact areas that require treatment. The best possible results can only be achieved by applying fillers in very specific areas.
After determining precise injection sites, we will treat these areas with an antibacterial agent. This will help prevent any infections from occurring as a result of treatment. We may also apply a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. We then carefully inject the appropriate type of dermal filler into the injection sites and examine how the area fills out. After the procedure, the patient may be instructed to use an ice pack as a way of reducing any swelling. The area may feel tender during the next few days, but this should subside quickly.
Visit Buffalo Creek Dental to determine if dermal fillers are appropriate for you. Our team is ready to help you improve your facial appearance with this easy and effective treatment. Please call us at 405-293-4735 to schedule an appointment.