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Dermal Fillers Miami

As you age, your face develops wrinkles, lines and sagging areas that can make your appearance dull and tired. This is perfectly natural and is caused by a loss of collagen which decreases the elasticity of the skin, a decrease in the amount of water your skin is able to hold, and the effects of the environment and life.  If you are beginning to see crow’s feet around your eyes, wrinkles across your forehead or between your eyebrows, you should contact a cosmetic surgeon.

Your initial consultation with BOD Cosmetic Surgery in Miami is free and will be an informative session for both you and the surgeon. You will learn about dermal fillers, the nonsurgical way to correct the wrinkles and lines on your face. The surgeon will evaluate your face and learn what you want to see as the result of dermal fillers.

The surgeon will make sure you understand that dermal filler injections are not permanent and will need to be repeated to keep the results. Juvaderm is currently one of the longest lasting dermal fillers, often providing results for up to one year. The good news, as your doctor will tell you, is that there are no limitations on how many injections you can have in one year.

During your consultation you should make sure you ask for pictures of prior patients. Each type of filler has different training sessions that must be attended in order to offer the services.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable gels that have been approved for use in cosmetic procedures. There are many types of dermal fillers on the market today; however, the most common are Juvaderm and Restylane. These are injected into the skin in the areas that have been indicated prior to the procedure. The fillers plump up the wrinkles and make the skin appear smooth and supple. They can also be used to plump the lips and create a fuller mouth.

The Dermal Filler Procedure

Dermal filler procedures are quick and relatively painless. The procedure is performed in the surgeon’s office, and you can return to work immediately after, if you want. Before your procedure starts, your surgeon will mark the areas on your face that are going to receive the injections. If you have a severe aversion to pain, local anesthesia may be requested; however, most patients do not require anesthesia. Many dermal filler products contain a local anesthetic that help lessen the pain.

After the doctor injects the dermal filler, ice packs are applied for ten or fifteen minutes. You are then allowed to leave and resume your normal, daily activities. The entire procedure takes less than an hour and depends on how many injection sites are being filled.

Post Injection

After you leave the cosmetic surgeon’s office, you may notice some swelling and redness. Some people will have slight bruising. This varies from person to person and depends on their body. It is impossible to predict who will bruise and who will not.

It typically takes one to two days before you see the results of your injections.  You do not have to do anything special after the injections and can even wear makeup, although your surgeon may ask you to wait up to 12 hours.

If this information has piqued your interest, call one of our cosmetic surgeons for a free consultation. You will learn about your options for erasing lines and wrinkles. If you decide that you are interested in Juvederm or Restylane injections, schedule a free appointment for your initial consultation. You can have your wrinkles smoothed during a lunch hour with no downtime.