Hyaluronic Acid injections, such as Restylane or Juvederm, are a safe and non-surgical way to fill out facial lines and creases. These popular facial fillers may also be used for facial contouring in areas such as the jawline, cheekbones, and depressions at the junction of the lower eyelids and cheek. On average, dermal fillers will last for at least six months, and in some cases can provide patients continued results for up to a year or more.
This class of dermal fillers is particularly advantageous in that hyaluronic acid is a material normally found in the body. Because of this, it does not elicit an allergic or inflammatory reaction, and any irregularity that may uncommonly result and does not resolve on its own can be easily treated and dissolved with an injection.
Other “longer-lasting” dermal fillers do not have these same safety features, and so Dr. Grenley has chosen not to utilize them in his practice for the best interests of his patients.
The hyaluronic acid-based fillers that Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Grenley uses are safe for all skin types and tones. Each filler has a specified set of areas that they are able to treat, so together, you and Dr. Grenley will determine which filler will best achieve your goal look.
Patients undergoing treatment with dermal fillers will also often add in Botox injections. Unlike fillers, Botox uses a purified toxin that works to relax the underlying facial muscles and prevent new lines from forming. Combining fillers with Botox can help you to achieve even younger, longer lasting results.
Once your treatment is complete, you will most likely be able to jump right back into your daily routine without missing a beat. Some patients may experience some minor soreness, redness or discomfort, but these side effects pass quickly. The results of your filler treatment are fairly immediate and you can oftentimes see them in real-time as Dr. Grenley administers each injection.
Ready to get started on your new look? Give Dr. Grenley a call at Seattle Plastic Surgery to schedule your dermal filler consultation.