Injectable dermal fillers are becoming more popular every year. In 2019, a staggering 2.7 million soft tissue filler injections were administered in America.
It’s easy to see why these gel-like formulas are so appealing. By adding volume to the skin, fillers can improve numerous aesthetic issues — without the downtime or commitment of surgery.
Issues That Injectable Fillers Can Address
Many people refer to dermal fillers as “wrinkle fillers” due to their skin-smoothing properties. But they can also help with many other cosmetic concerns.
You may consider dermal fillers to address:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Flat cheeks or sunken temples
- Thin lips
- Chin creases
- Asymmetrical facial features
- Visible veins and volume loss on hands
Some fillers also help build collagen in the skin. This benefit can correct mild sagging by improving your skin’s structure and making it firmer. Because of their versatility, fillers are a valuable addition to nearly anyone’s beauty arsenal.
What Dermal Fillers Can’t Do
Injectable fillers can do a lot to enhance your appearance. However, there are some situations where facial plastic surgery may be a better option. For example, fillers can’t significantly tighten the skin or reposition underlying facial tissues. These are things that a facelift is designed to accomplish.
Fillers also can’t give you long-term results. Most fillers improve the appearance of the skin for 6 to 12 months before the product dissolves and its effects wear off. Sculptra® Aesthetic is an exception to this rule; the results can last up to 25 months from the final session. In general, though, surgery may be ideal if you’re looking for a more permanent solution.
Schedule a Complimentary Filler Consultation in Tampa Bay
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Westmoreland personally performs all filler treatments at our practice. His advanced training and comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy make him more qualified to administer cosmetic injectables than many other providers. He can determine whether fillers are the best way to achieve your goals.
Call 813-971-2000 today to schedule a dermal filler appointment or a complimentary consultation. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.