Whether you want to reverse signs of aging or enhance your natural features, it’s normal to want to avoid surgery. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed each year, and Dr. Christian Paquet can help you achieve your cosmetic goals with a personalized approach.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Aging is typically caused by a reduction in collagen, causing the skin to lose its suppleness and support. The result is sagging and folds. Dermal fillers are a type of injectable treatment made with biocompatible materials like hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite. When injected under the skin, dermal fillers can restore volume lost with aging or enhance the natural features. Dermal fillers can be used in areas like the:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
Dermal fillers can be used on adult patients of all ages and can easily be combined with non-surgical treatments like BOTOX®, laser resurfacing, or chemical peels for even more effective anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations about what dermal fillers can achieve are great candidates for treatment. Men and women can benefit from dermal fillers, although it’s important to have good skincare habits in place to get the most out of your results. If your aging signs are moderate or severe, then your plastic surgeon can discuss whether you might benefit more from a surgical lift procedure.
What Happens During Dermal Filler Treatment?
Dermal filler treatment requires only a quick, 15-minute appointment. To begin, you’ll discuss the right fillers for your goals with our experienced injectors. We offer many different industry-leading brands like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. Dermal filler treatment can be performed using a topical numbing agent, but most patients don’t require it. Dr. Paquet will cleanse and sterilize the treatment areas before placing the product under the skin using a very fine needle. This produces visible volume so you can fine-tune your results during your appointment. Once complete, you can return home.
REAL PATIENT REVIEW
“I cannot express how thrilled I am with Dr. Paquet and his staff. My fiancé and I met with Dr. Paquet in January 2022, and we knew immediately that this doctor and his staff would be the right choice. From consultation to the procedure to follow-up care, we have never felt like a number. I couldn’t be happier with my results (and just in time for my engagement photos!).”READ MORE REVIEWS
Dermal Filler Results and Recovery
You’ll be given a list of aftercare instructions to follow, including avoiding exercise and hot environments for the first 24 hours. It’s normal to have some residual redness and swelling (especially if you opt for lip filler treatment) which can be eased with ice packs. Generally, you can return to your regular activities right away. It can take up to two weeks for the product to settle and residual swelling to fade. If you want to return for more product or to adjust your results, you can do so at that time. Each product is different, but dermal fillers can typically last around one year.