What are dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers?
Dermal fillers, also called facial fillers or soft tissue help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.* Facial fillers can plump up lips, help enhance the curves and contours of your face and help soften facial creases and wrinkles.
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 a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump thin lips*
- Enhance shallow contours*
- Increase cheek volume*
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles*
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars*
- Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging.*
Dermal Fillers Before and After Photos
* Your results and individual patient experience may vary
Safe solutions for less wrinkles
Wrinkles have been called some clever names to make them more palatable: laugh lines, character lines, bunny lines, crow’s feet and more. But the truth is no one likes wrinkles no matter what you call them. Fortunately, in today’s era of sophisticated medical technology, there are simple and safe solutions that can make a big difference. At Contour Dermatology, we offer the latest and proven cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers to help you turn back time or at least slow its ticking.
Facial Fillers Plump Up the Volume*
Dermal fillers have shown winning results in restoring youthful fullness to lips, smile lines (naso-labial folds) and marionette lines (the “parentheses” around the mouth).
“With the array of fillers we have available today, treatment can be customized for each patient,” says Dr. Jochen. “The choice of filler varies with the treatment site and the individual patient,” he adds, noting that some dermal fillers can last up to one to two years, and can actually stimulate the formation of new collagen, further enhancing their effect over time.
Dr. Jochen also notes that there is little to no downtime with dermal fillers. “There may be a little swelling or redness immediately following the injection, but it’s usually gone within a few hours,” he says. “And the improvement is immediate.”
These safe and effective injectables – which include:
- Restylane Refyne®
- Restylane Defyne®
- Restylane Silk®
- Restylane Lyft®
- fat transfer (using a person’s own body fat to restore volume)
Dermal Fillers Are Not Just for the Face
The backs of our hands can appear wrinkled, bony or prominently veined as we grow older and the skin thins – giving away our age even if we’ve undergone facial rejuvenation. The right filler, however, can plump up this thinning skin and give you hands to match a youthful-looking face.
Even earlobes can reveal the passage of time as they become creased, stretched and saggy from wearing earrings. Injectible dermal fillers can restore this lost fullness.
Dermal fillers can soften the appearance of acne scars and other surface depressions.
A crooked nose can be “straightened” without surgery with the appropriate placement of a filler.
Under-eye Circles or Hollows
By plumping up the under-eye area that has lost volume, fillers can reduce that chronic tired look.
Cheeks and Cheekbones
Fillers can round out and raise the cheeks, restoring a look of youthful contour and high cheekbones.
Options for Relaxing Wrinkles
Your Next Step
To learn more about how – and where – dermal fillers can help restore youthful volume to your appearance, please call our office or schedule your personalized cosmetic consultation online.
Contour Dermatology serves the entire Inland Empire, including Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio and all of the Coachella Valley.