"My experience in the office was excellent. The results from my procedures was beyond my expectations."08/25/16
The process of injecting neurotoxin, fillers, and Kybella requires a certain skill set to achieve a natural-looking result. We hire only the most qualified nurse injectors who have extensive training and experience in administering nonsurgical treatments in a safe and effective manner.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Loss of facial volume is a common age-related problem for many people. The resulting wrinkles, lines, and folds can make you appear older and less vibrant than you feel.
Today, we can correct this problem with dermal fillers, a non-invasive treatment that can augment the tissue and temporarily correct wrinkles and folds. We have many different types of dermal fillers, including fillers made with hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and more.
Who Can Benefit from Dermal Fillers?
Most of today’s popular dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring ingredient in your tissue. Acting as a hydrator, cell protector, and cushioning agent, hyaluronic acid restores youthful volume in your skin.
Other popular injectable fillers use ingredients that stimulate gradual collagen deposition, creating a long-lasting reduction of wrinkles and folds. Fillers differ from Botulinum neurotoxin. Instead of acting on the facial muscles as Botox does, dermal fillers augment the tissue to restore lost volume and correct skin depressions.
Injectable fillers can treat a wide variety of skin conditions:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Lipstick lines
- Hollow under eyes
- Sunken cheeks
- Crow’s feet
During a consultation, we’ll determine if dermal filler treatments can achieve your goals for cosmetic enhancement. Fillers are usually ideal for people who don’t have the time or desire for cosmetic surgery. Although the results are temporary, a filler can rejuvenate your appearance for six months to one year. With regular follow-up appointments, you can maintain your new youthful appearance.
What to Expect During Your Dermal Filler Treatment
A dermal filler treatment is relatively quick and comfortable. First, we cleanse the treatment site and apply a topical anesthetic (if necessary) to ensure your comfort. We carefully inject the filler into the wrinkle or depression and then massage the area to promote a smooth result. The entire treatment can be finished within 30 minutes or less.
After Your Treatment
After treatment, you may have some swelling, tenderness, or redness, which will subside in a short time. Indirect application of ice (as directed) to the treatment area can help manage these effects. How long your results last will depend on the product and the area(s) that are treated. The results of an injectable filler treatment will typically last less than a year as that is the time it takes your body to naturally break down the substance and clear it away.
Understanding the Risks of Dermal Fillers
When dermal fillers are administered by a qualified practitioner, side effects are infrequent and usually minor in nature. Nonetheless, people vary in their anatomy, their physical reactions to medications, and their healing abilities, so the outcome of treatment is never completely predictable. Like other injections, risks include infection, abscesses, open sores, scarring, lumpiness, and skin peeling, which may persist over the treated area.
Possible side effects of hyaluronic acid include redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. With collagen, the risk of allergic reaction is increased. To help determine if you are allergic to the substance, we will perform an allergy skin test about a month before the procedure. After the test is performed, the test site should be watched carefully for three or four weeks or longer. Report any sign of redness, itching, swelling, or other occurrences at the test site. An alternative to dermal fillers is fat transfer. With this treatment, an allergic reaction is not a concern because the fat is harvested from your own body.
“I have been other places for injections and plastic surgery and all I can say is the day I came to Specialist in Plastic Surgery and experienced Amy I made the decision to follow her to the ends of the earth . This woman is absolutely amazing with her knowledge and skill. She truly sees your face as a canvas and works her magic on it. I am going to be 50 next month and she has made me feel and looks at least 10 years younger. She is all about making you look natural and enhancing the features you are given. All I can say is hands down Amy is the best nurse injector around. And I have to mention the fabulous Dr. Carlino, he worked some serious magic on my midsection. Best decision ever made.” – Jennifer M.
If You’re Ready to Take the Next Step
If you are interested in treatment with dermal fillers, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to address any of your questions or concerns about this popular cosmetic treatment. During your appointment, we can educate you about all of the different injectable products and share before and after photos, so you can make an educated choice about treatment.