FACIAL SCULPTING WITH DERMAL FILLERS
Facial Sculpting With Dermal Fillers
Facial sculpting with dermal fillers is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can help to enhance and define the natural contours of the face. The procedure involves the injection of a soft, gel-like substance into specific areas of the face to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and improve overall facial symmetry.
Dermal fillers can be made from a variety of materials, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, which are safe and compatible with the body’s natural tissues
- Adding volume and definition to the cheeks
- Softening nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Filling in deep creases and wrinkles around the mouth and chin
- Plumping up thin or uneven lips
- Enhancing the contours of the jawline and chin
- Correcting under-eye hollows and dark circles
One of the main advantages of dermal fillers is that the results are immediate and long-lasting, typically lasting from 6 to 18 months depending on the type of dermal filler that was used and the individual’s unique anatomy. The filler procedure is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime, with most patients able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
Facial sculpting with dermal fillers is a highly personalized treatment that can be tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Rosenberg and our team of expert injectors can help determine the best approach for achieving the desired results while maintaining a natural-looking appearance.
In the rare event that a patient is unhappy with the results of their dermal filler treatment, the procedure can be reversed using a special enzyme that dissolves the filler.
Overall, facial sculpting with dermal fillers offers a safe, effective, and convenient way to enhance and define the natural contours of the face, with minimal downtime and immediate results.
The treatment is typically done using dermal fillers, which are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the body that hydrates and plumps the skin. By using these fillers, you can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, restore lost volume, and look more youthful and refreshed.
During the treatment, the provider will carefully inject the filler into specific areas of the face using a fine needle. The injections are typically well-tolerated by most patients and do not require any anesthesia or sedation. Depending on the extent of the treatment, the procedure can take anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
After the treatment, patients may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or redness in the treated areas. However, these side effects are typically mild and resolve naturally within a few days. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
The results of facial sculpting with dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the type and amount of dermal filler used and the individual patient’s metabolism. Touch-up treatments can be done as needed to maintain the desired results.
Overall, facial sculpting with dermal fillers is a minimally invasive, safe, and effective way to enhance and define the natural contours of the face, with minimal downtime and immediate results.
Facial Sculpting FAQs
Dermal fillers are used in cosmetic treatments in order to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost volume with age, such as the cheeks, lips, and jawline. Additionally, they can improve the appearance of the skin by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
The injections are typically well-tolerated by most patients and are administered using a fine needle. The filler procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete and does not require any anesthesia or sedation.
The results of dermal filler treatments are typically immediate and can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual patient’s metabolism. Touch-up treatments can be done as needed to maintain the desired results.
Overall, dermal fillers are a safe, effective way to enhance and improve the appearance of the face, with minimal downtime and immediate results.
Most patients will see the results of dermal filler injections immediately after the treatment. Although the final results can be temporary, it is important to keep in mind that swelling and bruising may occur at first. The full effects of the filler treatment may take a few days to a week to fully settle in.
The duration of the results depends on several factors, including the type of filler used and the individual patient’s metabolism. Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers last between 6 to 12 months, while some fillers made from other materials may last up to 2 years or longer.
Note that dermal fillers’ results are not permanent, and touch-up treatments are needed to maintain them. Dr. Rosenberg and our team of expert injectors will be able to advise you on the optimal treatment plan for your individual needs and goals.
There are a variety of factors that can affect the duration of the results of dermal fillers, including the type of filler used and the metabolism of the individual. Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers last between 6 to 12 months, while some fillers made from other materials may last up to 2 years or longer.
Factors that can affect the longevity of the results include the location of the treatment, the depth of injection, the amount of filler used, and the patient’s lifestyle habits such as smoking, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption. Additionally, repeated treatments over time can lead to longer-lasting results.
Dermal fillers are not permanent, so touch-up treatments will be required to maintain the desired results. Your plastic surgeon or dermatologist will be able to advise you on the optimal treatment plan for your individual needs and goals.
Some common side effects may include:
Swelling and bruising:
This is a normal side effect and typically resolves within a few days to a week.
Redness and tenderness:
The treated area may be red or tender for a few hours after the treatment.
Sometimes, small lumps may form in the treated area. These can usually be massaged out by your provider.
Although rare, there is a risk of infection with any injection.
While rare, some patients may have an allergic reaction to the filler material.
In rare cases, the filler may inadvertently block a blood vessel, which can lead to tissue damage and scarring.
It is always important to discuss any potential risks and side effects with your provider prior to the treatment and to seek medical attention if you experience any unexpected symptoms after the procedure.