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Frequently Asked Question!
Dermal fillers are crystal-clear gels which are the same as a natural skin substance called hyaluronic acid. Replenishing hyaluronic acid rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaving patients with natural looking results.
The hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers is not actually an acid. It is a “water-loving” molecule found naturally within the human body that keeps skin plump and hydrated. Dermal filler products containing hyaluronic acid provide very natural and safe results.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz use dermal fillers to smooth lines and naturally re-contour your face and neck to give you a younger, rejuvenated appearance without surgery. We choose the dermal fillers that are the safest and give the best results for a more youthful appearance. The primary fillers we use are:
Dermal fillers are ideal for softening smile lines and plumping thin lips, filling lower eyelid hollows and dark circles, raising cheeks, and lifting drooping brows. Dermal fillers have also been used in treatments to create beautiful nose shapes and profiles, smooth chins as well as acne scars, provide fullness to earlobes, and straighten jawlines.
Dermal fillers are administered by injection.
First you will have a consultation with Dr. Cohen or Dr. Swartz. He or she will ask you what you would like to change about your appearance, and based on your goals, will determine which dermal filler is the best choice for you.
After the initial consultation, you can decide if you want to proceed with a treatment that day, or go home and think things over. In most cases, your procedure can be performed during the same visit as your consultation.
During the treatment, numbing cream will be applied to the treatment areas. If you are getting fillers in your lips, you may want a numbing injection, as the lips can be very sensitive. Dr. Cohen or Dr. Swartz will then give you a series of small injections. The number of injections and location depends on what you are trying to achieve with the treatment.
With minimal discomfort, this procedure is done in just minutes and usually requires minimal downtime for recovery afterward. You may have some redness, bruising or swelling right after the treatment, but you can go home or back to work if you’d like. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the rest of the day.
How long a filler lasts is dependent on how much product you receive, which filler you receive, and your metabolism. Some people break down the filler more quickly than others. Dermal fillers tend to last the longest in areas that move the least. For example, treatment in your cheeks will most likely last longer than those in areas such as the lips.