Dermal fillers are quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment options. More and more patients want to know if dermal fillers can help them reach their aesthetic goals. A common question patients ask is, “Are dermal fillers permanent?”. We’ll answer that question and several other concerns in this article. We’ll also provide information patients can use to help guide their treatment decision.
Understanding Dermal Fillers
Types of dermal fillers. There are many different types of dermal fillers. Although each contains different elements to address specific needs, how they work is extremely similar. Fillers are gel-like in composition and fill in areas that have lost volume and fullness due to normal aging processes.
The procedure. Dermal filler injections are quick, easy, and convenient. Dr. Correa applies a topical anesthetic and then gently injects fillers into the areas where patients want improvements. The majority of patients experience no discomfort, pain, or downtime. They return to work and normal activities shortly after their procedures.
Results. Patients see marked improvements in the appearance of their face in a very short period of time. Final results are typically seen in a few days when post-procedure swelling completely subsides. Results include but are not limited to: an improvement in the appearance and quantity of fine lines and wrinkles, plumping of the cheeks, and a reduction in scar visibility.
Patients who follow Dr. Correa’s post-procedure instructions receive long-lasting results. Because dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by the body, results are not permanent. Result longevity depends on the type of filler used. The newest fillers are able to provide patients with results that last up to 18 months. Patients who wish to maintain their results may receive follow up treatments.
Dermal Filler Candidates
Dermal filler injections are the ideal treatment option for patients who wish to rejuvenate their face without undergoing a traditional plastic surgery procedure like a facelift or browlift. Dr. Correa offers Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne and Dyfyne as well as Sculptra, and Radiesse fillers. During initial consultations, Dr. Correa carefully accesses patients’ conditions and listens to their aesthetic goals. His patient-focused approach allows him to chose fillers that deliver maximum results.
Patients who are interested in dermal fillers are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Correa by calling (281) 419-9119 or visiting our contact page. Correa Plastic Surgery proudly serves The Woodlands and the Houston metro.