Dermal fillers offer the opportunity to temporarily turn back the hands of time. These popular medical aesthetics treatments bring many Naples, Florida, residents to the care of Alejandro Blanco, MD, Ralph Rodriguez, MD, and the team of internal medicine providers at Internal Medicine Partners. Book a visit online or by phone today to explore how dermal fillers can help you look your best.
Dermal fillers help to replace lost facial volume. Everyone loses some of their collagen over time. This tissue is what gives the human face the rounded contouring associated with youth, often referred to as a “baby face.”
As the years pass, much of that collagen wears away, leaving your skin to sag and pool into lines, folds, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that temporarily smooth out your skin, erasing lines and wrinkles and giving an overall youthful appearance.
Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces on its own. Over time your body will slowly absorb and eliminate the filler substance.
Internal Medicine Partners proudly offers dermal fillers from the Juvederm® and Restylane® lines of products. Other options are also available, and your practitioner will explain the pros and cons of each approach.
There are many dermal fillers currently on the market, each designed for use in specific areas of the face. Some of the more common uses for dermal fillers include:
There are even fillers designed for use in plumping your lips or filling out the depressions on the backs of your hands.
Most people find dermal filler treatments to be easily tolerated. Depending on the location of your injections and the type/volume of filler being used, your practitioner might numb the area before placing the injections.
Placing the injections takes just a moment or two, and there is no need for any advance preparation. You’ll need to avoid putting any pressure on the injection site for a couple of days to allow your body time to adjust to the filler and for the filler to spread into the tissues in the deeper layers of your skin.
If you have additional questions or concerns about dermal fillers, call Internal Medicine Partners today to schedule a consultation. Online booking is also an option and takes just a few moments to complete.