About Injectable Fillers
Injectable wrinkle fillers (or dermal fillers) are often utilized to replenish lost facial volume. Faces often lose volume for a variety of reasons, but weight loss and age are the most common causes. Dermal fillers work by incorporating the gel-like material under the surface of the skin to fill in the areas that appear sunken or hollow. Injectable fillers are a promising, minimally invasive alternative for women and men in Westlake Village, CA who want to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and lift sagging skin for a younger-looking face. Dermal fillers can also be incorporated into other aesthetic treatments to reveal the results of a traditional facelift without going under the knife, the risk of scarring, and the required downtime that follows. There are a variety of fillers that can help meet the expectations and desires of each patient. During a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman a customized treatment plan can be created that encompasses each of your aesthetic goals. To decide which products are right for you, we encourage you to visit Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery.
Injectable Fillers Reviews
Injectable fillers may be a good choice for you if you are concerned about fine lines, facial wrinkles, flat cheeks, or thin lips. Ideal for patients who aren't ready for a facelift or facial implants, dermal fillers can smooth facial lines or add volume to your cheeks and lips. Be open and honest with Dr. Baughman during your consultation about your concerns so he can develop a personalized wrinkle treatment plan that matches your goals.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Baughman will meet with you to gain insight into your cosmetic goals and decide which product will best produce them. At the time of the actual procedure, Dr. Baughman may administer topical numbing cream as an anesthetic to minimize the discomfort of the injections. Dr. Baughman will use his experience to determine the amount of filler that is appropriate, then carefully inject it into the needed areas with a small needle. Once the filler is under your skin, Dr. Baughman may gently massage the area so your results are smooth and even.
What to Expect
Injectable treatments can be completed in our Westlake Village, CA office quickly. You will be able to leave our office and resume light activities. You should expect some swelling and bruising immediately after, but these symptoms will fade within a couple of days. Results typically last from three months to a full year based on the type of filler used and the area of injection. To maintain optimal results, Dr. Baughman will discuss how often you should schedule appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do injectable fillers cost?
Costs for a wrinkle filler will vary based on the brand used and how much is needed. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will develop your treatment plan that matches your goals. After this, Dr. Baughman will be able to give you a cost estimate.
How do I know which injectable filler is right for me?
The filler used on you will depend on which area(s) is being treated, as well as your desired result. Since there are so many types of fillers, it may be overwhelming to choose which is ideal for your needs and goals. This is why Dr. Baughman always performs thorough consultations and listens to each patient to determine the best filler to deliver their desired results.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
A wrinkle relaxer, like BOTOX, addresses dynamic wrinkles (especially on the brow and in the corners of the eyes) by limiting the movement of the underlying muscles. Fillers add volume to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and some scars. Dermal fillers may also be used to add more volume to your cheeks and lips.
How long will the results last?
How long your results last will be based on what brand(s) is used and the area(s) treated. In some people, improvements may be visible as long as one year, whereas some patients might want another treatment after a couple of months. Follow-up injections can be performed at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in order to boost or maintain your results.
What areas of my face can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can improve signs of aging by restoring volume or smoothing static lines. They can be used on marionette, parentheses, as well as fine lines near your nose and mouth. Dermal fillers may also help if you have naturally thin lips and cheeks or age-related volume loss in these areas.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $750 - $1,500
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Make Wrinkles Disappear
If you are feeling insecure about your signs of aging, but you're not ready for a surgical facelift, then dermal fillers might be the answer. Schedule a consultation at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to learn more about dermal fillers and decide if they can help give you more confidence.