As human beings, we lose volume in key areas of the face as we age. This contributes to folds and wrinkles, hollow temples, thinning of the lips, sunken eyes, and gradual aging of the face. Fillers can be used to restore facial volume loss, soften folds and wrinkles, and improve facial contours to achieve natural results. Certain fillers can also be used to fill in depressed scars.
The effects of fillers used at Learn2Renew are long lasting but not permanent. They can last anywhere from 6 months to 2+ years, depending on a number of factors including areas treated, type of filler used, quantity of filler used, filler placement and lifestyle.
Most patients experience only mild discomfort during filler procedures. A local anesthetic can be administered prior to treatment for a more comfortable experience. Also, most fillers contain lidocaine which helps to minimize discomfort.
We also offer Nitronox, an on-demand delivery system that provides a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. It is used to help ease discomfort during some aesthetic procedures. If you experience any discomfort or anxiety during your treatment, you are able to inhale the gas mixture through a mouthpiece, as needed, to minimize anxiety and discomfort.
There is usually no significant downtime following a dermal filler treatment. The most common adverse reactions are redness, swelling and bruising. Any side effects you may encounter typically clear up within 3-6 days of your treatment. But to be cautious, consider timing your procedure 1-2 weeks prior to any important events.
There are currently a very small number of published cases that demonstrate delayed onset nodules (DONs) or delayed onset reactions (DORs) following either the COVID-19 vaccination or COVID infection. Although there is limited evidence and only a very small number of cases, there is a risk of inflammatory reactions and soft tissue swelling in patients who have previously had soft tissue fillers, or plan to have treatment after receiving COVID-19 vaccination.
While we haven’t seen this in our Practice, we recommend the following:
Do not undergo soft tissue filler procedures within two weeks of your planned vaccination date, or within three weeks after having received it.
Smooth facial lines, restore volume, structure, and rejuvenate the skin
How can dermal fillers be used to enhance appearance?
Improve smile lines and loss of volume around the nose and mouth
Restore youthful volume to cheeks and temples
Improve vertical lip lines / lipstick bleeding
Enhance and plump thinning lips
Improve facial symmetry
Correct nasal curvatures or bumps
Are you starting to notice the lines running between your nose and your mouth? If so, dermal fillers might be the answer for you. As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin; elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles; hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin. The main dermal fillers used at Learn2Renew contain hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or a combination of the two.
There are several popular dermal filler on the market today, and Dr. Croland’s selection will depend on the areas being treated and desired outcome. Most results last up to six months to over a year, depending on where the filler is placed. The most common side effects include swelling and bruising. Some mild burning and stinging is normal and quickly resolves.
Dermal fillers are another popular type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment that provides a smooth, long lasting correction of facial wrinkles, skin folds and sunken cheeks. Dermal fillers are useful to enhance lips and provide an overall more youthful appearance through the replacement of soft-tissue volume loss.
Dr. Croland uses several brands of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Revanesse Versa.
Like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau, dermal fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. The results of typical dermal fillers will last anywhere from several months to several years depending on the brand that is being used and the placement of the filler. Dr. Croland will help you to determine the best type of dermal filler to meet your needs.