What Happens When I Get Filler?


What Happens When I Get Filler?

Dermal fillers are a great way to improve the look of your skin by diminishing facial lines and restoring volume. Plumping up thinning lips, sculpting the jawline, and smoothing wrinkles are just some of the benefits associated with dermal fillers. When collagen and elastin production begin to slow down due to aging, dermal fillers can help skin bounce back with no downtime and immediate results. 

What happens when I get filler? After a topical numbing cream is applied, a gel-like substance, the most common of which is made of hyaluronic acid, is injected beneath the skin to the area you want treated, such as the lips, cheeks, under eyes, chin, and jawline. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance already found in the skin that is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and plump. FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, Revanesse Versa, and the RHA collection. Other filler options include calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethylmethacrylate, and autologous fat injection. Fading of scars, boosting shallow contours, softening fine lines and wrinkles, and enhancing overall symmetry are achieved with the use of dermal fillers. The length of time the filler lasts depends on the type of filler that is injected as well as how quickly your body metabolizes the filler. Dermal fillers can produce minor side effects such as swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site. Hypersensitivity and numbness are also common within the first few days after treatment. 

Although dermal fillers are not as invasive as surgery, they are a medical procedure that demands the care, training, and skill that a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can provide. A provider with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and procedural precision will help ensure you achieve the results you want while reducing any unnecessary risk or overfill. 

David W. Allison, MD offers personalized consultations to help you determine which filler products are right for you. Dermal fillers are temporary and reversible so they can be fully customized to your satisfaction. Join our list of many satisfied patients in achieving your best look with dermal fillers. Call 703-754-8228 or book conveniently online at WEBSITE

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