Looking for a fuller pout? Worried about facial aging? How about your jawline…does it need more definition? Look no further than one of our most favorite non-surgical options, injectable dermal fillers.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are a great option for almost any patient, regardless of age – they can enhance areas that need a little extra love, or you can completely transform a problem area, all instantly and with little to no downtime.
At The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery, we utilize a wide range of dermal fillers, all of which are FDA-approved and made with materials that are proven to be safe and effective.
WHERE CAN I USE INECTABLE FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are so versatile that you can use them in dozens of different ways. Here are some of the most popular applications for injectable fillers to transform and enhance your appearance:
- Lip volume
- Vertical lip lines
- The nasolabial folds (parenthesis)
- Marionette lines
- Under-eye hollows
- Acne Scars
WHICH FILLERS ARE BEST FOR ME?
Dermal fillers come in all different shapes and sizes – literally! Injectors can choose a filler like a makeup artist chooses a brush, selecting just the right product for your specific area of concern. Some types of fillers are simply better suited for certain areas of the face because their molecular structure is different than another. And based on the treatment area, your Registered Nurse injector may choose a filler with a specific density, viscosity (fluid-like texture versus sticky), and thickness to perfectly meet your goals.
QUALITY, SAFETY, AND PROVEN RESULTS
Although dermal fillers are commonplace especially in the medspa industry, it’s vital to choose a registered nurse injector that is highly experienced and has had extensive training in facial aesthetics. Fillers are not a “do-it-yourself” or “try-this-at-home” treatment – quite the contrary! Having fillers injected by an inexperienced or unlicensed professional is extremely dangerous and can result in permanent tissue damage and even death! We recommend that you never buy fillers online through a website or have them injected outside of a medical professional’s office.
Injecting dermal fillers blends medical science with artistry – it requires a deep understanding of the complex anatomy of the face and also an understanding of symmetry, balance and beauty. Seeking out an experienced registered nurse injector not only ensures your health is a priority, but that you’ll also have a great experience and result.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
When you have a dermal fillers in Charlotte, NC especially at The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery, you can expect to be listened to, educated, and informed. Your provider will discuss your concerns and explain how fillers will help you achieve your goals.
In most cases, the area is topically numbed beforehand so that you’re very comfortable. And for patients who might be extra nervous or have a fear or needles, we’re able to offer ProNox nitrous oxide sedation to temporarily relax you and diminish any discomfort you may be feeling.
Dermal filler injections are relatively quick and most appointments last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many questions are discussed and how many areas are treated.
TIPS FOR A GREAT INJECTION
How can you trust that you’re going to have a great experience with inectables? Here are our top recommendations for your treatment:
- Do your research: find an expertly trained Registered Nurse injector
- No alcohol within 24 hours of your injection
- No NSAIDs or other anti-inflammatory drugs 5-7 days prior
- Start Arnica Montana 3 days prior to your injection to help prevent bruising and swelling
- Heed your provider’s aftercare instructions
Use ice at your provider’s recommended frequency to help diminish potential swelling