What are Facial Fillers?
As we age, lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume can occur in the face, causing us to look aged and tired. Facial fillers can help to address these issues by adding volume under the skin and restoring youthful plumpness. At our office, we use only the best, high-end filler such as Juvéderm and Restylane fillers. These fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, which means they bind water under the skin to add plumpness.
Who is a Candidate for Facial Fillers?
Individuals who wish to plump up thin lips, soften creases and wrinkles, and restore youthful volume can often benefit from facial fillers. Ideal candidates will be nonsmokers with a positive outlook on the outcome of their treatment. A consultation with Dr. Fichadia can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.
During your facial filler treatment, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment areas to ensure a comfortable experience. Then, a fine needle is used to inject the filler into targeted areas. Results will be immediately visible the following treatment.
There is little to no downtime needed following a filler treatment. Mild bruising, swelling, redness, or itching may occur, though this should resolve with time. Bruising after filler injection varies from patient to patient, and it’s important to allow time for the bruising to subside before planning any important social commitments Results from Juvéderm and Restylane typically last 4-6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
If you are ready to achieve a younger-looking appearance without surgery, dermal fillers may be able to help. Contact our Portland, OR office today to get started!