Injectable Fillers

As we age, collagen loss is a normal part of the aging process. In fact, it is not uncommon to see collagen loss as early as your early to mid-30s. When someone loses collagen, their skin may sag, your cheeks may become sunken in, and wrinkles may start to form. Injectable dermal fillers fill in wrinkles, lines, and creases, temporarily restoring a youthful appearance and smoother skin.

Fillers injected under the skin pump creased and sunken areas of your face and can also add fullness to the lips, cheeks, and the back of your hands. While not permanent, the results of injectable dermal fillers are instantaneous and produce a long-lasting and natural effect that's safe and gentle on the skin.

Our Technique

A local anesthetic is used in the office for dermal filler treatments. At Revella Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Hunsicker will inject the filler of your choice into the skin in tiny amounts with precision and expertise using a fine needle.

Common areas treated by dermal fillers include:

  • The nasolabial folds - the area between the nose and the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines
  • Lips
  • Jawline to reduce the appearance of jowls
  • Cheeks
  • Other wrinkles not caused by active muscle movement

What Are The Steps of a Dermal Filler Procedure?

Cleansing and Anesthetizing

Dr. Hunsicker will clean the sites with an antibacterial agent before injecting the site with local anesthesia. The local injections are not without some discomfort, but most report it is well tolerated.

The Dermal Filler Injection

Dr. Hunsicker will take a few minutes per site to administer an injection. The process includes the injection, massaging, and evaluating the result to decide if additional filler is needed.

The entire process may take 15 minutes or as long as an hour, depending on how many areas are being treated.

Clean-Up and Recovery

Once Dr. Hunsicker is satisfied with the results, the marking will be cleaned off.

Ice packs help with the swelling and discomfort. Some areas may be tender for a day or two but not painful enough to require any medication other than perhaps over-the-counter medication.

Common Side Effects of Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers are a cosmetic procedure and are generally safe to have. However, there are a few risks patients need to be aware of before receiving their injections.

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Rash

Less common side effects:

  • Infections can cause swelling and redness near the dermal filler injection site.
  • Asymmetry
  • Acne
  • Raised bumps in or under the skin that may require treatment.
  • Infection
  • Open wound
  • Soreness at the injection site
  • Allergic reaction
  • Necrosis


The results from injectable dermal fillers are not permanent. Even long-lasting fillers, such as Juvederm, will eventually require a touch-up appointment. Determining the timing of repeat treatments is different with everyone. Dr. Hunsicker will help develop a personalized plan that fits how your face ages and how your body absorbs the fillers.

Your face will return to its original appearance if you choose not to receive repeat treatments. Scars, if you had dermal fillers injected for treatment, and wrinkles can return, and your face may lose volume.

The results you see from receiving injectable fillers depend on what is being used. Some fillers may last up to six months before needing a touch-up while others can last as long as two years. 

Learn More About Injectable Fillers In South Denver

Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Hunsicker so that together, we can decide if you're a good candidate for injectable fillers and clear up any questions and concerns.

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