Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, provides dermal fillers and injectable rejuvenation treatments for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and neighboring areas in Southern California.
What are Dermal Fillers and Injectables used for?
Dermal filler injections, or injectable fillers, are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are used to repair such conditions as sagging skin, sunken facial contours, creases, folds, lines, wrinkles, and thin, brittle lips. Dermal fillers come in a variety of different formulas, each targeting specific problems and specific areas of the face or body. These treatments provide results that, in some cases, may last as long as two years. You may choose a single filler or a combination of fillers as a standalone procedure, or you may choose to use dermal fillers in combination with any other procedure such as liposuction or plastic surgery to achieve a more defined contour.
Why are Dermal Fillers and Injectables so popular?
Dermal fillers are popular because they are safe for almost anyone to use. They provide a quick and effective aesthetic solution that is inexpensive, minimally invasive, and yields immediate results with the added benefit that many treatments provide continued improvement over time. Dermal fillers typically take under an hour to administer and require no recovery period. Some patients may require follow-up treatments, and some treatments produce gradual, ongoing results, but in most cases, you will see an immediate improvement to your appearance after a single treatment.
Who can benefit from Injectable Dermal Filler treatments?
Almost any healthy adult in good overall health may be an ideal candidate for an injectable dermal filler treatment, but they are especially recommended to treat those with the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Wrinkles, creases, folds, or lines on the face
- Sagging skin in the mid-face region and sunken cheeks
- Crow’s feet, laugh lines, smile or frown lines at the corners of the eyes
- Deep vertical creases extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Thin, brittle, flat, or undefined lips
- Vertical lines surrounding the lip line sometimes called “smokers’ lines”
- Volume replacement in the cheeks, eyebrows, face, and nose
What types of Dermal Fillers can I choose from?
There are many types of dermal fillers on the market, each designed to treat different areas of the face. Dr. Keller and our team of specialists will assist you in choosing the most suitable treatment or treatment combination for your skin type in order to achieve your aesthetic goals. At Keller Plastic Surgery you may choose from the following dermal filler injections:
- Restylane Silk®
- Restylane® Lyft
- Fat Transfer Injections
How are Dermal Fillers administered?
Dermal fillers are administered as injections using a very fine-gauge needle. We may first numb the area with a topical anesthetic to prevent any potential discomfort during treatment. To treat fine lines and wrinkles, the filler is delivered to the outermost layers of skin, while treating the innermost layers of skin effectively reduces the appearance of deeper folds and creases. Some patients report a stinging sensation during the procedure, and some have reported minor discomfort following the treatment, but dermal fillers require no recovery period, and patients may resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
Do I have to prepare in advance for a Dermal Filler Treatment?
There is little to no preparation required before your dermal filler injections, however, you must inform Dr. Keller of any medications you may be taking, including aspirin or NSAIDs, as you may need to postpone taking certain medications in preparation for dermal injections. If you have any type of skin condition or irritation such as cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection, treatment may have to be postponed until the condition has subsided.
Is there any downtime after Dermal Fillers?
There is no required recovery period following dermal filler treatments, and most patients are able to return to work and resume regular activities immediately upon leaving our office.
Treat yourself to a quick cosmetic pick-me-up with injectable dermal filler treatments at Keller Plastic Surgery. Led by Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified plastic surgeon, this cosmetic treatment center provides dermal filler injections for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby areas in Southern California. Contact any of our convenient offices today to schedule a complimentary consultation!