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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are specifically formulated to treat volume loss, diminish signs of facial aging, improve symmetry, and plump and contour the skin. They contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that you slowly lose during the natural process of aging.

Dermal fillers restore hyaluronic acid and allow you to add volume to your skin and maintain moisture so you can enjoy a youthful appearance. While there are many FDA-approved dermal fillers on the market, we prefer to use the Juvederm family of fillers at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery.

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Good Candidates for Dermal Fillers

Good candidates for Botox treatments typically include individuals who are looking to address cosmetic concerns related to facial aging and expression lines. Here are some key characteristics of ideal candidates:

  1. Adults with Moderate to Severe Wrinkles: Those who have noticeable frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases resulting from repetitive muscle movements are ideal candidates.

  2. Good Overall Health: Candidates should be in good general health, without any neuromuscular diseases (like myasthenia gravis) that could be exacerbated by the use of botulinum toxin.

  3. Realistic Expectations: It’s important for candidates to understand what Botox can and cannot do. Botox is excellent for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movements, but it doesn’t address issues like sagging skin or loss of volume.

  4. No Allergies to Botulinum Toxin Ingredients: Candidates should not have any allergies to the ingredients in Botox or have had any adverse reactions to botulinum toxin treatments in the past.

  5. Not Pregnant or Nursing: Botox is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  6. Seeking Non-Surgical Solutions: Ideal for those looking for non-invasive treatments that have minimal downtime and can be completed quickly during a routine office visit.

If you’re considering Botox, Dr. Kristopher M. Day can help determine if this treatment is suitable for you based on your specific needs and health profile.

What to Expect
During Your Dermal Filler Procedure?

During your dermal filler procedure at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, you will first have a consultation with Dr. Kristopher M. Day to discuss your aesthetic goals and the best treatment options. The procedure itself involves minimal discomfort, as the targeted areas will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic applied. Dr. Day will then skillfully inject the fillers under your skin to reduce wrinkles and add volume, with the entire process typically taking only a few minutes per area. After the injections, you can expect immediate results with minimal downtime, allowing you to return to daily activities shortly after. Mild swelling or bruising may occur but should quickly subside. Dr. Day will provide aftercare instructions to help ensure optimal results and your overall satisfaction with the treatment.

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Recovering From Dermal Fillers

Recovering from dermal filler treatments is typically quick and involves minimal discomfort. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites, but these symptoms are usually mild and subside within a few days. Dr. Kristopher M. Day will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, which generally include avoiding strenuous activities, excessive heat, and sunlight for the first 24-48 hours to ensure optimal healing. Ice packs can be applied to the treated areas to help reduce swelling. It’s important to follow these guidelines closely to maintain the effects of the fillers and promote a smooth recovery. Most patients find they can resume normal activities and even return to work the same day, depending on their comfort and the extent of the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

Yes. Dermal fillers like Juvederm are FDA-approved. They can give you a youthful appearance and restore a loss of volume without the high risks of surgery.

Most patients report minimal to no discomfort due to the topical numbing cream and cannula used during the treatment. Dr. Day also uses distraction and can take pauses at any time.

The longevity of the fillers depends on factors like the type of filler chosen, areas of injection, and your lifestyle. In general, however, they last between 3 months to up to 2 years.

There is no ideal age for dermal filler treatment. While some patients visit us in their 20s, others wait until they’re older and in their 50s or 60s.

While dermal fillers are formulated to fill in wrinkles caused by collagen and volume loss, Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are the result of repetitive facial movements like smiling and frowning.