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Injectable dermal fillers, or Hyaluronic Acid injections, such as Restylane or Juvederm, are a safe, 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 within depressions at the junction of the lower eyelids and cheeks. On average, dermal fillers will last for at least six months. In some cases patients may continue to see results for up to a year or more.
This class of dermal fillers is particularly advantageous because 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, so Dr. Jonov has chosen not to utilize these injectable fillers in his practice in the interest of best safety practices for his patients.
The hyaluronic acid-based fillers that Seattle cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jonov uses are safe for all skin types and tones. Each filler is able to treat particular areas. Together, you and Dr. Jonov will determine which filler can best help you achieve your ideal look.
Patients undergoing treatment with dermal fillers often incorporate concurrent 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 minor soreness, redness or discomfort, but these side effects pass quickly. The results of your filler treatment are fairly immediate and you can often times see them in real-time as Dr. Jonov administers each injection.