Dermal Filler Basics

Repeated facial expressions like smiling, laughing, frowning, or even sleeping can cause facial lines and wrinkles as you age. Fillers can fill in these lines to reduce their appearance and take years off your face!

The Benefits of Choosing Fillers

Like other injectables, fillers can reduce wrinkles and lines in the face. Dermal fillers, unlike Botox, do not affect the muscles in the face but increase volume to soften the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers can also be used to restore volume to facial features such as the cheeks or lips.

Dermal fillers are nonsurgical, meaning there is little to no pain during treatment and no recovery time required. This makes dermal fillers an effective, temporary alternative to surgical procedures such as a facelift. Treatment usually takes under an hour, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule.

Types of Fillers

Juvederm & Restylane

Juvederm and Restylane fillers use hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin to provide moisture, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Common areas of treatment are parenthesis lines around the nose and mouth and vertical lip lines. They can also create fuller lips and the appearance of higher cheeks. Results from these types of fillers can be noticed immediately after treatment.

There are different types of Juvederm and Restylane, including one specifically made for lip augmentation, or lip enhancement, Juvederm Volbella.

Choosing the Right Filler

The type of dermal filler you choose will depend on your concerns and aesthetic goals. A consultation with Dr. Sabbagh can help you determine which fillers will benefit you the most. To schedule a consultation for dermal filler treatment in the Birmingham or West Bloomfield, MI areas, contact our office today.

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