Are you interested in facial rejuvenation but do not wish to endure the recovery and downtime that often accompanies surgery? The good news is, surgical cosmetic enhancement is not always necessary to treat many common signs of aging!
At Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, our experienced family doctors, Shehla Ebrahim, MD and Christopher Pavlou, MD, offer JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE® to non-surgically improve the appearance of various facial aging concerns. Comprised of substances found naturally in the body, these temporary dermal fillers can be injected just below the skin’s surface to add volume, enhance facial contour, and produce a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. Carefully administered in our office by Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou, injectable treatments can often be completed in under an hour with little to no discomfort or downtime, and results are generally immediate and relatively long-lasting.
For more information about our temporary dermal fillers, please take a look at frequently asked questions below. Or, if you are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou, do not hesitate to contact our office today.
Which signs of aging can be treated with dermal fillers?
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Worry and frown lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bags under the eyes
- Double chins
- Sagging jowls
- Loss of volume in the lips, cheeks, midface, and temples
How long does treatment take?
Depending on the number of areas you wish to address, treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. In fact, many people receive injectables fillers on their lunch break.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort during treatment is minimal to moderate, and some fillers – such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC – are formulated with a local anesthetic called lidocaine for enhanced comfort.
Is there any downtime?
Following treatment, some bruising and/or swelling may occur, but these side effects should dissipate shortly and normal activities can often be resumed immediately.
When will results appear and how long will they last?
Results will generally appear instantaneously with treatment. Depending on the specific filler, as well as the particular area of concern, the effects of injectable treatments will often last anywhere from six months to a year.
Will I need additional dermal filler treatments?
Occasional touch-up treatments (about every six to twelve months) will generally be necessary to maintain optimal results; however, this may vary on a case by case basis.
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In addition to dermal fillers, our practice offers a number of other cosmetic injectables and non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures that can help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Included among these treatment options are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and more.
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If you have any additional questions about dermal fillers, or if you wish to speak with Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou to find out if these non-surgical cosmetic treatments may be right for you, please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.