Dermal fillers are among the fastest growing treatments in facial aesthetic medicine, as they produce a dramatically more youthful and refreshed appearance with an office procedure of only minutes. They are a fabulous option for patients looking to enhance their facial features.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and we begin to experience fine lines and wrinkles in addition to volume loss. That being said, not all patients having dermal filler injections are aging, but rather may be looking to simply enhance their appearance.
Dermal fillers work to:
As filler technology has advanced, many patients are now undergoing non-surgical Rhinoplasty (Liquid Rhinoplasty) or non-surgical Facelift (Liquid Facelift) procedures using dermal fillers as well.
Injectable fillers are safe, and have become an integral part of anti-aging skin care for many women and men. When injected by an experienced professional like Dr. Paquet, they are predictable and have minimal risk or side effects.
Almost all hyaluronic acid fillers contain lidocaine – a local anesthetic pain reliever that provides added comfort throughout the procedure. In addition, a major advantage of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are reversible. If you are not completely satisfied with your results, the filler can be dissolved with an enzyme, returning you to your pre-filler appearance.
Dr. Christian Paquet is passionate about injectable fillers, and utilizes his extensive training and keen artistic eye to ensure you receive the most aesthetically pleasing and natural result. He analyzes the unique shape and features of your face and combines that with his extensive knowledge of facial aging and anatomy. Because of his qualifications and skill, Dr. Paquet is regularly invited to make presentations and instruct other medical personnel in the latest injection techniques. To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absolutely. While you may feel an initial sting similar to a flu shot, almost all dermal fillers now contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps numb the area. Once the lidocaine takes effect, the rest of the procedure is easy and comfortable. Depending on the area being injected, Dr. Paquet also utilizes a topical numbing agent for added comfort.
The majority of the fillers that are utilized today are derivatives of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecular substance in the body. The main purpose of hyaluronic acid is to act like a sponge, absorbing water and hydrating the skin and tissue. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our tissues diminishes, resulting in the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and inelastic skin. Using hyaluronic acid based fillers, we rejuvenate and replace this volume, providing you with a youthful, hydrated, full look.
Most hyaluronic acid based fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) last for approximately 9-12 months, depending on the location in which they are placed. Sculptra is the longest lasting filler, with results lasting beyond 2 years.
Yes. Combining fillers with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin is a very common treatment. Using them together can provide excellent results. While Botox can prevent new wrinkles or fine lines from forming, filler can be used to fill some of the already established creases.Learn more >
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