The popularity of dermal filler treatments has sky-rocketed in the last decade. Well, of course it has — nothing is more gratifying than having an immediate, non-surgical correction to make you look years younger! Aging causes collagen production to slow and break down, resulting in wrinkles and loss of facial volume, an injectable dermal filler can replenish the volume lost. Patients love the immediate results and a natural look. It’s wonderful how the signs of aging have been reversed!
Dermal fillers improve facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds (smile lines), corners of the mouth, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Varied fillers are used: Juvederm® and Belotero® have a hyaluronic acid base (a naturally occurring substance in the body), and Radiesse® (calcium-based ), which stimulates your own natural collagen to grow.
The brilliant use of dermal fillers has expanded, and Dr. Banis is injecting fillers to create volume in cheeks (many of us here have done it and find the transformation remarkable), under-eye circles and tear-troughs, and into aging hands. It’s important to note that fillers are a great tool, but only if they’re in the right hands of the right doctor and licensed clinician. A procedure takes about 45 minutes, depending on the areas treated. Some fillers are formulated with an anesthetic, and the application of a topical numbing cream also helps with patient comfort. The results can last 6 to 18 months, depending on the product used. If you’re envisioning a more youthful you, a consultation will determine if you are a candidate for filler and what is best suited for you!