In addition to wrinkles, creases, and spots caused by sun damage, our skin succumbs to gravity and actually falls as we age, resulting in a sunken look. Unfortunately, what goes up must come down.
Dr. Alexis Stevens and her stellar team at Parkland Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery believe that this doesn’t have to be your face’s fate. They offer a varied menu of safe, effective procedures and treatments to keep you looking fresh-faced.
We hear from clients that a natural look is very important to them, and one of the most effective ways to get this is to use dermal fillers, a family of treatments that combats the effects of gravity and gives your face a youthful fullness.
The facts about facial aging
When it comes to eating, fat can be a villain; but fat under your facial skin is a great thing. This subcutaneous fat is what keeps your skin dewy as it surrounds your features. As you experience more trips around the sun, this fat layer gets thinner and your skin wrinkles and droops.
Turn up the volume with dermal fillers
Dermal fillers have taken the anti-aging world by storm. We consider dermal fillers to be so important because they can be used to add volume to so many different facial points:
- Plump lips
- Fill fallen areas around the eyes
- Refresh cheeks
- Restore hands
- Fill wrinkles anywhere on the face
- Address lower lid shadow issues
- Minimize scarring
Because every part of your face doesn’t age at exactly the same speed, dermal fillers can also help you attain a more symmetrical, even look. Dr. Stephens can treat you with such precision that if your cheeks need slightly different degrees of filler, she’s able to meet that need.
Chances are when you visit with Dr. Stephens, she’ll suggest multiple ways dermal fillers could help you look your best.
What to expect when you get a dermal filler treatment
First, you can expect virtually no discomfort during the procedure and minimal, if any, side effects.
Before your treatment, we’ll numb your treatment area with topical agents. Then Dr. Stephens injects the filler under your skin, where she has determined you need it. You feel very little discomfort.
You’re good to go as soon as treatment is done. You might experience a bit of redness, swelling, or tenderness, but this abates in a couple days, and you can use makeup to conceal it until then.
With dermal fillers, you’ve got options
After thorough research, Dr. Stephens has chosen to offer three highly respected, FDA-approved dermal fillers:
- Ravanesse® Versa™
Each has their particular uses and advantages, and all contain hyaluronic acid, a soft substance that’s made in your body and retains water exceptionally well.
Ravanesse Versa works particularly well as a wrinkle filler, Restylane is especially effective at volumizing cheeks, lips and hands, and Dr. Stephens favors Juvederm for effectively treating facial contour issues and sagging.
Additional dermal filler advantages
Aside from being safe, effective, and wonderfully subtle, you’ll love dermal fillers because they’re:
- Treatments are brief, typically 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area treated
- No post-treatment downtime
Dermal fillers are also highly favored by Dr. Stephens and our patients because they produce unusually natural and lasting results. When you receive dermal filler treatment, you can expect results to last up to a year or more.
Investigate dermal fillers today
Schedule a consultation with us today to see if you’re a candidate for dermal fillers. Call our Coral Gables office at 754-999-3376 or use our easy online booking tool.