Dermal Fillers in Sarasota, FL | Florida Plastic Surgery & MedSpa
As we age, our skin undergoes many changes. But that doesn’t mean the signs of aging should impact your confidence or self-esteem. Dermal fillers can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to refresh your youthful-looking appearance.
Healthy, youthful-looking skin is a meaningful part of your aesthetic journey. At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, our expert team can help you reclaim your ideal appearance to accomplish your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence with our customized treatment plans.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments to improve the early signs of aging, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles or skin folds and restoring lost volume. With minimal discomfort and limited downtime, dermal fillers are unique treatments that help rejuvenate your appearance and redefine your facial contours.
As dermal fillers are comprised of substances that naturally occur in the body, such as hyaluronic acid, they are safe for most patients.
Versatile dermal fillers can be used to restore lost volume and address issues such as:
- Thinning lips
- Shallow contours and facial areas
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Undereye shadows
- Recessed scars
- Redefine the jawline
- Rejuvenating facial balances
Dermal fillers can be used to restore the appearance of lost volume in the:
- Lips and perioral area (lip fillers)
- Nasolabial folds
Dermal fillers are available in many different formulas to enhance the appearance of the face and hands with immediate results that last for five months to two years.
At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we offer the following injectable facial filler lines to help you accomplish your aesthetic goals:
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job, enhances the appearance of the nose without incisions, anesthesia, pain, or a lengthy recovery. Instead, non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers and neuromodulators like Botox to balance facial features and reshape the appearance of the nose.
During non-surgical rhinoplasty, dermal fillers can:
- Create a more prominent nasal tip
- Lift the nasal tip
- Smooth small bumps
- Add volume and symmetry to the nose
Lip Augmentation with Fillers
Dermal fillers effectively increase lip volume while also addressing perioral lines around the mouth. Lip fillers can be used to enhance lip shape, increase volume and restore hydration in the lips when hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the lips, it immediately attracts water, which adds volume giving a fuller appearance. Most lip augmentation fillers offer immediate results that last for 12 to 18 months.
It takes an experienced injector to create natural-looking lips. It’s important to start small when it comes to lip augmentation. Too much filler can create overexaggerated lips and an unflattering appearance.
When it comes to lip augmentation, multiple factors should be considered, including:
- Choosing the correct product
- Avoiding overfilling lips
- Correct product placement
- Proper injection technique by the right injector
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Ideal candidates for dermal fillers are women and men who are generally healthy and looking to improve the signs of aging or volume loss in the face. These candidates look for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation options to provide subtle, natural-looking enhancements.
We recommend dermal filler candidates:
- Are at least 21 years old
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Are non-smokers
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have realistic expectations
- Understand the risks
Your Personalized Dermal Filler Consultation
During your consultation with the experts at Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we will focus on your concerns about your facial features and your ideal outcome. We will help you determine the best injectable options to realistically reach your aesthetic goals.
During your consultation, we will conduct a thorough evaluation, including:
- Evaluating natural facial features
- Assessing medical history, including current medications
- Discussing prior dermal filler treatments
- Reviewing long- and short-term aesthetic goals and realistic expectations
- Create a customized treatment plan to enhance natural beauty and combat signs of aging
Our dedication to patient safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your choice as the best dermal fillers Sarasota.
What Can I Expect During a Dermal Filler Procedure?
While each dermal filler procedure will be unique, our MedSpa experts customize procedures to achieve optimal results for each patient. Here are some general steps to expect. Our highly trained and experienced injector, Sia (PA-C), performs all dermal filler procedures. She is highly knowledgeable and provides an individualized approach to her patients.
Preparing for Your Dermal Filler Procedure
For about a week prior to your procedure, you should stop taking medications that contain aspirin and most herbal supplements, especially those containing vitamin E, garlic, ginger, turmeric, fish oil, or zinc, as these can cause bleeding or bruising. For 24 to 48 hours prior to your filler treatment, you should avoid alcohol.
For at least 48 hours prior to and following your dermal filler procedure, avoid smoking, vaping, or any other nicotine products. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and affects the body’s ability to heal itself, potentially impacting your recovery and results. Smoking or other nicotine products can shorten the longevity of your filler results and increase the risk of infection.
Dermal Filler Procedure
Injectable procedures are typically quick and relatively painless, with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort. Topical numbing solutions are available upon request. Depending on the number of treatment areas, your dermal filler procedure may last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Dermal Filler Aftercare
Dermal fillers require minimal downtime. Patients can resume most normal activities immediately following treatment. Common side effects include swelling, mild redness, and bruising which may occur at the injection site. However, these effects resolve within 2 weeks.
To ensure optimal results from your dermal filler treatment, it’s essential to follow all post-procedural instructions thoroughly, including:
- Apply an ice pack to the treatment area—20 minutes on, then 40 minutes off
- Avoid touching or massaging the treated area for two to four hours
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours
- Avoid heat exposure for at least 24 hours
- Avoid excessive salt consumption for at least 24 hours
- Avoid makeup for 24 hours
- Avoid alcohol and smoking for 24 to 48 hours
- Sleep with your head slightly elevated to reduce swelling
- Take Tylenol for discomfort, if needed
- Avoid foods that are hard to chew
Ready to get started?
Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?
How Soon Will I See My Dermal Filler Results?
You will likely experience noticeable results immediately following treatment. Some fillers work more gradually, providing a softer, more natural look. Often, you may experience some swelling that will take a few days to dissipate.
Fillers are designed to last different amounts of time, from five months to two years, depending on the individual and the product used.
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