Dermal fillers work under the skin to replace elasticity and actually plump the skin. As a result, your face is left looking more youthful and natural, rather than tight and flattened.
Dermal fillers are a popular, non-surgical alternative to facelifts or brow lifts, and restores your youthful radiance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers do just what their name suggests—they restore a youthful fullness to your face by filling shallow contours, plumping your lips, or softening facial creases.
Injectable fillers replenish the soft tissue of the face, rebuilding the facial structure while also filling in lines and wrinkles. This creates a smoother and more youthful appearance to the face. Most dermal fillers are temporary, as the body will eventually absorb them. At MetaGlow, we will make recommendations during your aesthetic consultation on the best product to use. We offer Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvederm® and Bellafill. Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of wrinkles or scars as a result of the injection of dermal filler.
Fillers are used to address:
- Smile Lines (or 'Parentheses')
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lines
- Loss of volume in temples or cheeks
+ Instructions Before Visit:
Two weeks prior: Discontinue use of NSAID's, fish oil, St. John's Wort, and high doses of vitamin E. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. No laser treatments or chemical peels.
Five days prior: Discontinue the use of topical Retinoids/Tretinoins. Avoid using exfoliating products that could cause irritation.
Day of procedure: Arrive with a clean face, no makeup in the area to be treated. Can also take oral Arnica to help reduce bruising.
Procedure time: 30-45 minutes.
Downtime: 1-3 days, depending on the area to be treated.
Back to work: The following day.
Anesthetic: Topical and/or injectable.
After care: For 24 hours: Avoid heavy activity or exercise. Avoid alcohol consumption. For 3-5 days: Topical Arnica gel and oral Arnica tablets to help reduce bruising.
Results: Immediate restoration of volume loss. More youthful looking facial features.
Duration: 9 months to 1 year