There is no question that modern society, Hollywood, and social media place a great deal of pressure on men and women to stay looking younger for longer these days. With many of the earliest signs of aging developing on the face, facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and brow lifts are becoming more and more popular each year. However, there are a number of situations when patients may not be willing or able to undergo surgery. In these cases, nonsurgical treatment options, such as BOTOX®, laser therapies, or injectables, can be a fabulous alternative.
One of the most exciting and highly sought-after nonsurgical anti-aging treatments for men and women of all ages is the use of injectable dermal fillers. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia and the exceptional team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offer a wide variety of versatile and effective fillers to address a number of facial concerns and help Jacksonville, FL patients achieve a more youthful, refreshed look without having to go under the knife.
What are dermal fillers, and how do they work?
Dermal fillers are an innovative family of cosmetic tools designed to restore lost facial volume via injection for a more plump, youthful appearance. Many injectable fillers are made from synthetic hyaluronic acid, which also helps boost the body’s collagen production to further enhance the results of the treatment.
Because there are quite a few injectable dermal fillers available today – each of which has its own set of unique characteristics and applications – it is extremely important that patients seek treatment from a highly qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Garcia will thoroughly examine your face, discuss your specific areas of concern at length, and explain all of your options in detail before recommending a custom treatment plan that will help you best achieve your goals.
How can fillers make you look younger?
Over the years, we often develop lines, wrinkles, and other classic signs of aging on our faces. However, one of the features that can contribute to an aged look even more than the rest is a loss of facial volume. Younger men and women naturally have plump, supple skin, and, as we age, the breakdown of collagen and loss of fat in the cheeks and other areas of the face can lead to a thin, hollow, older appearance. Injectable dermal fillers are an extremely effective way to restore facial volume, fill in lines and wrinkles, and plump up certain facial features for a more attractive, youthful, rejuvenated look. Some of the most exciting benefits that fillers have to offer include:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Fill in facial folds
- Restore lost volume in hollow cheeks and under the eyes
- Plump up the lips
- Reduce dark circles under the eyes
- Restore a more youthful look overall
- Boost collagen production
In addition to reducing the signs of aging, dermal fillers can also be used to sculpt and contour the face without the need for invasive surgery in Jacksonville, FL. For example, certain fillers can be used to produce a stronger jawline or alter the shape of a nose. Additionally, Dr. Garcia can use a combination of dermal fillers and other nonsurgical treatments to perform a liquid facelift as a convenient and cost-effective alternative to a surgical facelift. Some of the most popular dermal fillers used today include:
During your consultation and preoperative appointments, the knowledgeable team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery will help determine which injectable fillers can help you best achieve your personal aesthetic goals.
How long do dermal fillers last?
One of the most enjoyed aspects of injectable dermal fillers is the relatively long-lasting results that can be achieved. As with any treatment, the results may vary from patient to patient. Furthermore, some fillers last much longer than others. In general, most patients are able to maintain their new look for about 6 –12 months, though some fillers may last up to five years before an additional injection is needed! Fortunately, many dermal fillers are actually dissolvable, meaning that patients who are unsatisfied with their results or desire a change can have the effects of the filler reversed rather than having to wait for them to wear off.
Am I a good candidate for injectable fillers in Jacksonville, FL?
Most patients who are in good health, nonsmokers, and have mild to moderate signs of facial aging can be considered for dermal filler injections, though it is important to seek treatment by a highly experienced, qualified, and reputable surgeon to ensure proper injection and ideal results. Call the Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office of Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, or take advantage of our online consultation option from the comfort and convenience of our own home, and learn more about how injectable dermal fillers can help you look younger – and feel better – than ever!