With the development of a range of safe and effective dermal fillers, men and women alike can now instantly look years younger after one visit with plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa. Receiving facial fillers from Dr. Correa can immediately improve the appearance of many things, and in the right patient, it can almost be like an instant facelift. Here are some examples of what it can help with:

  • Thin lips
  • Shallow facial contours
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Wrinkle and frown lines
  • Deep laugh lines

Patient Testimonial

“My girlfriend and I went to Dr. Correa in October, for our aging skin. I received Kybella and she had some filler above her lip. Dr. Correa was wonderful! Gentle and more important honest about the results that we would receive from both treatments. We highly recommend Dr. Correa, and plan on going back.”

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Types of facial fillers

Some fillers such as Juvéderm® and Sculptra™ contain hyaluronic acid which stimulates the body to produce more collagen. Over time the results of these treatments continue to improve as the collagen is increased. These treatments can last up to 18 months depending on your facial care regimen.

Other products such as Artefill® don’t absorb into the body and last longer. This product is used to correct smile lines and the nasolabial fold which runs from the base of the nose to the lips. People with pronounced lines from the corner of the lower lips to the chin, also called marionette lines, can also benefit from injections of Artefill®.

Radiesse™ is an FDA approved dermal filler for the face. It contains another collagen stimulating substance, calcium hydroxyapatite, which plumps out the hand, smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines and continues to improve over time.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are made of biocompatible material that is injected into specific areas of the face. Using fillers will:

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decrease the depth of laugh lines and frown lines
  • Plump out cheek areas that have begun to sag
  • Minimize the appearance of acne and other scars

It requires an extensive understanding of facial structure and the muscles responsible for creating expressions to successfully use these products. Otherwise the result can be very artificial looking.

Dr. Correa’s philosophy on dermal fillers

“There is a wide array of dermal fillers each suited to different purposes and goals. With so many choices it is easy to feel overwhelmed but through careful consultation and discussion the appropriate choice usually presents itself, leading to a rapid effect you can appreciate immediately upon injection.”

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Which product should I choose?

There are many approved facial fillers on the market, each with its own recommended applications. It is almost impossible to know which product will give you the result you seek without professional guidance. Therefore consultation with a plastic surgeon is vital when considering rejuvenation options for your face. Dr. Correa will recommend the best product for your procedure during your pretreatment consultation. This will ensure that you will look refreshed and more youthful without drawing attention to the fact that you have had rejuvenation treatments.

Benefits of facial fillers

The main benefit of fillers is that the effects are essentially instant and there is virtually no downtime. The procedure is very fast, taking less than an hour with very minimal discomfort. Many patients report there is NO pain at all. Other than a topical anesthetic, the procedure is drug-free and there are no stitches. You can have a rejuvenating treatment over your lunch hour and return to work. Some fillers have long lasting results, but most are eventually absorbed back into the body.

What you can expect in your initial consultation:

It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of dermal fillers before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependant not only on his surgical skills, but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Correa will last about an hour. During this time Dr. Correa will:
  • Perform a comprehensive examination of the issues you are seeking to remedy
  • Ensure he completely understands your goals for the procedure
  • Recommend a treatment plan that encompasses your goals
  • Explain the basis for his recommendations
  • Answer any questions you have about the procedure as well as insurance coverage or financing

You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone dermal fillers so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.

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What to expect before, during, and after treatment

Before

Before your appointment, you will need a consultation with Dr. Correa both for safety and to discuss your concerns. He will evaluate your facial and hand structure to determine if the result you are seeking can be satisfactorily achieved with fillers. If the effects of aging or skin changes are very pronounced, he might suggest that it is time for you to consider surgery. He will ask health-related questions to determine if there are any health risks associated with providing you with this type of treatment. If you have allergies, any inflammatory skin conditions or sensitivity to any of the materials in the fillers, you may not be a good candidate. However, the vast majority of people who see Dr. Correa for dermal facial fillers are very good candidates for fillers and enjoy the rapid improvement to their appearance that these products deliver.

During

When you arrive for facial fillers, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and all makeup in the treatment area will need to be removed. Depending on the treatment you will receive, you will be given a topical anesthetic or simply have ice applied to the treatment area. Some fillers don’t require any pre treatment. After the skin is ready, the filler will be injected. There may be a slight sensation of stinging or warmth which goes away relatively quickly. If there is any redness or slight swelling, you may have a cold pack applied for 15 to 30 minutes while in the office. Usually you can reapply makeup after the treatment and return to your normal activities.

After

You will be asked to refrain from exercising on the day of treatment or possibly longer to minimize any swelling or bruising that might occur. The area shouldn’t be touched or massaged for several days unless the type of filler you received requires some massaging for a few days. You will be given full instructions on what to do following the treatment and whether or not follow up treatments are recommended to get the full effect you are seeking.

You don’t have to live with signs of aging which can undermine self confidence and create stress. It is a simple process to turn back the clock so you can look your best. If you’re looking at receiving dermal fillers, contact Dr. Correa today.