FINAL RESULTS: 2 WEEKS
Sooner or later, we all start to notice signs of aging on our faces: creases around the nose, mouth or eyes, sunken, sagging cheeks, or thinning, lined lips. If you, like millions of others, feel too young to have these signs of aging define your appearance, injectable dermal fillers can help!
Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that sit just beneath the skin, where they help to plump facial tissues and smooth away fine lines and creases for anywhere from 6 months to 2 years or longer.
Wrinkles don’t happen by accident. Over time, our skin stops producing collagen as quickly, losing its elastic quality. At the same time, underlying tissues lose volume. The result is similar to what happens when you let air out of a beach ball: the outer layers cannot readily contract to the reduction in volume, so the skin’s surface appears deflated, and creases appear.
Dermal fillers act as a temporary substitute for youthful volume. When injected strategically beneath the skin, fillers push outward on the skin’s surface, smoothing wrinkles, and adding shape and volume to thinning facial features and treating a number of common problems:
With dozens of filler options on the market; it can be tricky to know which is right for you. Your best bet? Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, who can determine which filler will get the best results based on your goals and anatomy. All of the fillers available with Dr. Chen contain FDA approved materials that safely absorbed by the body over time.
Dermal filler injections are quick, safe and simple at our Richmond plastic surgery practice. You’ll be in and out in less than 30 minutes. After going over treatment goals, we will cleanse the injection site and give you a topical numbing agent to enhance your comfort during treatment.
You may feel a pinching sensation and pressure as the filler is injected. Following treatment, you are free to go about your day as usual. Mild, temporary bruising, redness and swelling are common after injection, but these side effects will subside within the first 2 weeks after treatment. Depending on the filler you are receiving, you may feel a lumpy texture at first; this is normal and will resolve after a week or two.
Provider skill and experience are the single most important factors when it comes to getting beautiful, natural results with fillers. By choosing our medical aesthetic team, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chen, you are ensuring that your treatment is performed by a trained, licensed professional with experience, knowledge of facial anatomy, and an artistic eye for symmetry and proportion—all of which are essential to help a patient look more youthful without changing his or her natural appearance.