With proper topical anesthesia, filler injections are well-tolerated, as patients report minimal discomfort.
The most common fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our skin that fills wrinkles by absorbing water upon injection. Another class of fillers are more robust at stimulating collagen in the skin by activating cells called fibroblasts.
Depending on the filler chosen, fillers may last from 3 months up to 2 years.
Fillers can be used to soften lines of the face and neck, including those of the smile lines, lips, forehead, and crow’s feet. They also augment the cheekbones, add definition to the jawline, and replace volume in the cheeks.
The decision to proceed with treatment using fillers or Botox should be made after consultation with a medical professional. We recommend scheduling a visit with one of our providers at Thomas Dermatology to learn more about these exciting aesthetic treatment options and formulate a personalized plan to address your cosmetic concerns.