Injectable Fillers in Denver, CO
Injectable dermal fillers can help fill in facial lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump creased and sunken areas of the face.
They can also add fullness to the lips, cheeks and the backs of hands. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and safe for your skin.
Dermal filler treatments are done in the office under local anesthesia. Dr. Hunsicker injects the filler of choice into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle.
Common areas to be treated are:
- The nasolabial folds (between the nose and the corners of your mouth)
- Marionette lines
- The lips
- Jaw line (to reduce the appearance of jowls)
- Other static wrinkles (wrinkles not caused by active muscle movement)
What happens after treatment?
After treatment you can expect some swelling and tenderness that is usually handled by Tylenol, elevation, and ice packs.
Are there side effects?
Side effects usually vary by patient and most commonly include some bruising and mild swelling in the treatment area. Dermal filler treatments typically last approximately 9-18 months.
What are the different types of injectable fillers?
There are temporary and semi-permanent fillers. Temporary fillers used at Revalla include hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. Semi permanent fillers are made with PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate).
What are the risks of injectable dermal fillers?
Complications from fillers are uncommon. The risks include acne, asymmetry, bleeding, bruising, bumps, lumps, infection, itching, migration of filler, necrosis, redness, skin rash, sensitivity, swelling, numbness, over- or under-correction, and temporary paralysis of facial muscles.
Are the results permanent?
Dermal fillers are not permanent. Even the semi-permanent variety eventually require re-treatments. The way your face continues to age and how your body absorbs fillers will determine the timing of repeat treatments.
If you decide not to re-treat, your appearance will return to its original condition. Wrinkles and scars will return, and plumped areas will lose volume.
Learn More About Injectable Fillers in South Denver
We invite you to contact us at 720-283-2500 or online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunsicker. Together, you can determine if you are a good candidate for fillers, as well as discuss specific risks and complications that may occur.