No matter how well you take care of your body, you can’t prevent the changes that come with time. Fortunately, you can correct them. Fine lines and the loss of facial fullness are a natural result of aging. As you grow older, your body produces less collagen — the essential ingredient that keeps skin looking plump and youthful.
Receiving dermal fillers from Hector L. Di Carlo, M.D., P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can boost collagen, restore your appearance, and leave you looking younger and your skin looking smoother. We offer a full suite of services featuring injectable fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable. They enhance the appearance of skin through the injection of natural or synthetic materials. The results of a skillfully performed dermal filler treatment are impressive but natural-looking.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Depending on your needs, we might recommend one or more types of dermal fillers. The first step to deciding which is right for you is to schedule a consultation, where we will evaluate your skin tone, type, and amount of elasticity. Your goals are also an important part of the equation. Once we understand your needs, we will create a customized treatment plan that may include more than one type of filler.
Juvéderm Ultra XC Dermal Fillers: Lip Augmentation
Juvéderm Ultra XC adds volume to the vertical lines around the mouth and the lips. Results from Juvéderm Ultra XC appear quickly and last for months.
Juvéderm Volbella XC Dermal Fillers: Lip Enhancement
Many clients who want natural-looking lip enhancement choose Juvéderm Volbella. This injectable gel adds volume and can correct fine lines around the mouth. Juvéderm Volbella is also used to fill the hollows that can appear under the eyes.
Juvéderm Vollure XC Dermal Fillers: Wrinkle Reduction
This injectable is one of the best facial fillers available today. Juvéderm Vollure targets moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on the face. It is also long-lasting, with results that stay for up to 18 months.
Revanesse Versa Dermal Fillers: Facial Rejuvenation
Revanesse Versa is an increasingly popular filler option. Its primary treatment area is around the mouth and nose to soften severe facial folds and wrinkles. Many clients see impressive results after only one treatment session.
What Can Cosmetic Fillers Be Used For?
We recommend facial fillers to correct a wide range of skin concerns. They are injected into different areas of the face to:
- Replace volume loss
- Smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin elasticity and texture
- Correct uneven skin tone
- Fill under-eye hollows
- Improve hydration
- Enhance chin definition
- Plump up thin or uneven lips
- Correct asymmetry
Cosmetic fillers are a non-surgical option for enhancing facial features. We can recommend injecting different types of dermal fillers under the eyes, around the mouth, and in other areas of the face where volume needs to be restored. For many people, injectable fillers are the pretty little secret that keeps them looking young and refreshed year after year.
What to Expect From a Dermal Filler Treatment
In addition to discussing your goals and the best approach to treatment, we will also evaluate your health during the initial consultation. Certain conditions and behaviors could affect your treatment:
- Preexisting medical conditions
- Current or previous medications, including supplements
- Alcohol use
- Tobacco use
- Previous cosmetic procedures
At this time, we will also be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding specific injectables, including “How long do dermal fillers last?” When you arrive for your dermal filler procedure, we will disinfect and prepare the injection site. We may also make marks on the treatment area to indicate where injections will be made.
Injectable fillers cause little to no discomfort for most patients, but your comfort is our priority. If you prefer, we can apply a local anesthetic or an anesthetic ointment before treatment begins.
Each injection takes only about a minute to complete. The length of your appointment depends on the treatment area, your aesthetic goals, and how many injections you are receiving. Most sessions are completed within an hour or less.
Little to no downtime is needed for facial fillers. In fact, the treatment is often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” because you can return to work or other daily activities immediately after leaving the medical spa.
Recovery is simple. We will provide all necessary instructions for caring for your skin. Cool compresses on the injection sites may help reduce swelling and soothe any discomfort.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Cosmetic fillers are FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and highly effective. They provide a solution to a range of concerns about skin volume and texture. Exactly how long results last depend on many factors; the type of filler that was used, where it was used, and your lifestyle habits all play a role.
The results of Revanesse Versa may last for six to 12 months. Juvéderm Vollure may last up to 18 months or more. Occasional touch-ups will help you maintain the smoother, more youthful look you desire.
Can Dermal Fillers Make You Look Younger?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that make skin look plumper and smoother in specific areas of the face. For example, using dermal fillers under the eyes to fill in the hollow spaces that can come with age can provide a brighter, more alert look.
Cosmetic fillers are minimally invasive and easy to fit into your schedule. To learn more about dermal fillers, call Hector L. Di Carlo, M.D., P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about injectables and book your consultation.