Dermal fillers are soft injectable gels that are injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and restore lost volume.
These gels are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a substance found in human skin cells. HA works by drawing in water to augment the skin. This is not permanent, eventually, it is absorbed into the body.
Generally, basic dermal fillers require no anesthetic.
If you are interested in having your lips injected this can tend to be a bit painful so we recommend topical numbing as well as a dental block.
The procedure itself is simple and straightforward, involving an initial needle stick at the point of injection to then be followed by injection of the filler using a cannula, which is a blunt tip needle. This typically takes between 15-30 minutes. Redness, swelling, and tenderness can be present for a day or 2 post-injection. Results can be seen immediately. Optimal results can be maintained over time.
Dermal fillers may be used in areas on the face that loses volume when aging.
Fillers are used to replace volume loss and structural support, giving a more youthful appearance. The aim is to make the face more rejuvenated. For instance, the lips may be injected to improve shape, size, and symmetry.
The cheeks can be injected to make the face structural more defined. An underdeveloped chin may be injected to give the area more projection. The nose can be injected to improve shape and contour.
If you are looking for the best Dermal Fillers in Philadelphia, then call us at Subbio Plastic Surgery today and set up a consultation with expert surgeon Dr. Christian Subbio.
Results are typically seen right after the treatment depending on swelling. Results will gradually improve over 2-4 weeks. Filler can last between 6-18 months depends on which area is treated. The longevity varies from person to person depending on how you metabolize the filler and how much filler is placed.
Dermal filler is one of the most popular treatments at Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. Dr. Christian Subbio is well known Plastic Surgeon. He is board-certified and well known for his artistry in achieving natural results.
Your consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by Dr. Christian Subbio himself. Dr. Subbio is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with 10 years of experience. Dr. Subbio is well known for his methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain, bruising, and downtime.
The amount of filler needed for each person varies. Most Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers come as 1 ml. This is equivalent to 1/5th of a teaspoon. The amount needed depends on what you are trying to correct, your age, degree of volume loss, and which filler is being used. There are a few places where 1 ml is enough to show significant differences. This includes: lips, nose, and tear troughs. For the rest of the face, you will most likely need more than one syringe.
Yes. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that occurs naturally in the cells of the skin, thus there is no risk of allergic reactions. Even people with food sensitivities can receive these fillers safely. The brands of dermal fillers we use are available in more than 90 countries and have been used as an injectable cosmetic treatment for more than two decades with an excellent safety record.
Common side effects can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up as tiny hard lumps. Rare side effects, while less common, you should be aware of infection, granulomas, blindness, and tissue death.
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