Dermal fillers are injected in various areas on the face, particularly the nasolabial folds between the cheeks and upper lip, the upper lip itself, as well as areas about the eyes and cheek bones to fill out the areas and relieve depressions that occur with aging.
Among the fillers that we provide are Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse and Juvederm. These are generally done as an office procedure taking anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to perform. There can be bruising afterwards but this is rare. Results are immediate. They can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months, depending on the location injected and what type of material is injected.
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Dr. Griggs will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.