Dermal and Facial Fillers

About Dermal and Facial Fillers

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm are made from hyaluronic acid and work by restoring volume to create a fuller, more supple and youthful appearance for your skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the skin and something that naturally declines with age, so using an injectable like Juvederm helps to balance out the losses that come from aging to keep your skin looking healthy and young. Dermal and Facial fillers are the second most common cosmetic procedure behind BOTOX. Over 2 million people use dermal and facial fillers annually, and the amount of people getting dermal fillers has increased 147.5% in since 2007!

Are Dermal Fillers/Facial Fillers Right for me?

Most common uses for Dermal and Facial Fillers:

  • Reducing or eliminating facial wrinkles or folds around the nose and mouth
  • Restore volume to the cheekbones or back of hands
  • Filling out thin lips to make them more plump

Dermal fillers are a great solution for anyone who wants to significantly reduce wrinkles or add more body and contour to certain areas of their face (or sometimes hands). The hyaluronic acid used in fillers such as Juvederm is a naturally occurring substance in the body and skin that is suitable for vegans.

If you are interested in getting rid of your wrinkles talk to your dermatologist at Dermatology Center of Acadiana to find out if a dermal filler such as Juvederm is right for you.

Growth in Dermal Fillers over 10 Years

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Common Concerns and Questions about Dermal Fillers and Facial Fillers

How much downtime do I need after treatment?
There is no downtime needed for Juvederm or other dermal fillers for most normal activities, although we do recommend that you refrain from strenuous exercise and consuming alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.

How many treatments will I need to get?
Generally patients can have all the filler needed in one appointment, but in some cases patients will decide they want more after the filler has “settled in”.

Are treatments permanent?
No. Generally treatments will last about 6 months to 2 years depending on which filler is used, but this can vary by individual treatment. After this period it is generally necessary to get another treatment to maintain results.

Does getting Juvederm or another dermal filler hurt?
Juvederm is specifically formulated to minimize any discomfort involved by including lidocaine in the injection itself, but if this is a concern make sure to talk to your dermatologist today at Dermatology Center of Acadiana.

How long does it take to do treatment?
The treatment itself is very quick as usually injections will be done in less than 20 minutes. Office visits themselves will usually be closer to a half an hour.

Is it safe?
Yes. When administered by a board certified dermatologist such as the dermatologists at the Dermatology Center of Acadiana the use of dermal fillers is completely safe. As part of our training we are aware of the facial anatomy and the positions of blood vessels so that we know exactly where to put injections to keep you safe and get you the best results.

Even if you choose not to have your dermal fillers done with us we highly recommend you make sure that your treatment is administered or supervised by a board certified dermatologist. These practices are safe when performed correctly but can cause serious side effects when performed incorrectly.

What are the different types of dermal and facial fillers available and how do I know which is right for me?
We use numerous dermal and facial fillers depending on the exact circumstances and goals of each patient. Your dermatologist will be happy to go over what is best for you during your consultation.

How much does it cost?
The costs of treatment vary based on the requirements of each individual treatment. Contact your dermatologist at Dermatology of Acadiana to schedule a consultation today.


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