Everyone wants to look and feel their absolute best. But when you notice wrinkles, creases or folds developing on your forehead, cheeks and around your eyes and mouth, you may not feel as beautiful as you’d like. Smoothing out these imperfections on your skin can make an enormous difference in how you look & feel and can even make you look many years younger than you are. At Allen Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we offer dermal fillers which can help reverse the signs of aging so you can enjoy having a more natural and youthful appearance.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like, volumizing substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume. As opposed to more complex and costly options like surgical face lifts, dermal fillers are a more affordable and easier way to look younger without any surgery or downtime.
Uses for Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are commonly used to:
- Smooth out wrinkles, creases and lines around the nose and mouth
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Enhance the appearance of the lips
- Enhance the contours of the face
Different Types of Dermal Fillers
There are several different types of dermal fillers used today including:
- Collagen-Based Fillers (such as Zyplast and Cosmoderm)
- Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers ( such as Restylane® and Juvederm™)
- Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers ( such as Radiesse®)
Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer
Dr. Allen uses the following dermal fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid fillers
- Juvederm Ultra XC
- Juvederm Ultraplus XC
- Voluma Retylane Silk
- Restylane Lift
* We look forward to adding several new fillers as soon as they become available
What Type of Dermal Filler is Right For Me?
There is no single type of dermal filler that is right for everyone. At your initial consultation, Dr. Allen will help you choose the most appropriate treatment that’s right for you. Some of the factors that will help determine which type of dermal filler is best for you include what skin issues you wish to address, your age & medical history and your lifestyle.
What is Dermal Filler Treatment Like?
A dermal filling procedure is very straight-forward and relatively simple treatment. The first step involves cleansing the injection site(s) with an antibacterial agent. An anesthetic ointment or an injection of a local anesthetic may be used to make you more comfortable although dermal filler injections are usually very well-tolerated by most people. Then your doctor will inject the dermal filler into your skin, which only takes a few moments per site. Once your doctor is done injecting the filler and the results have been deemed satisfactory, you are free to leave our office and carry on with your normal day-to-day activities.
Side effects are rare with dermal fillers with the most common being some bruising. The results vary depending upon the type of filler used and the area treated. However, today’s dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
Schedule Your First Visit With Us Today
If you would like to reduce the signs of aging on your face and enjoy having a more youthful appearance, we welcome you to our practice! Dr. Allen routinely helps many patients hide the effects of aging on the skin by providing a wide range of dermal filler treatments. To set up your first visit with our Macon dermatology office, please give our office a call at (478) 477-6700 or complete the Appointment Request form. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you look and feel your absolute best!