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Fillers

Fillers


Injectable Fillers, also called fillers or dermal fillers, are hyaluronic acidbased injection treatments that help to diminish wrinkles and restore volume and fullness in the face. During the aging process our faces naturally lose some of the fat under the skin that can produces a deflated appearance. Losing this fat also tends to accentuate the effect of the facial muscles during animation, resulting in more noticeable smile lines and crow’s feet. The effect of gravity over time results in stretching of the facial skin that further accentuates these changes.

Dr. Derderian’s Goals for Dermal Fillers

Juvéderm, Restylane and Voluma are commonly used in Dr. Derderian’s practice. Patients seek dermal fillers to soften the early-to-moderate signs of facial aging. Dr. Derderian’s goal is to subtly restore the youthful qualities to your facial features.

Dermal fillers are commonly used for the concerns:
  • Add fullness to thin lips
  • Add volume to the cheeks
  • Soften facial creases such as the fold between the cheek and mouth
  • Improve the appearance of furrow or wrinkles in the forehead
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower eyelids

Am I a candidate for Dermal Fillers?

The best candidates for fillers are healthy, do not smoke and have realistic goals for what fillers can achieve. Fillers are primarily intended to aid in early to moderate signs of aging. For some patients, surgical options such as brow lift, blepharoplasty or facelift are needed to provide the desired change in appearance.

What happens at consultation?

It is important that you have specific goals for the change in your appearance. Dr. Derderian will discuss your goals in detail and will perform a history and physical exam to ensure that you are a good candidate for fillers. It is important to disclose any previous fillers or surgeries that you have had in the past.

How is the procedure performed?

The injection sites will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent. Pain at the injection site is lessened by the use of topical anesthetics and by use of a very cold pack applied to chill the skin. The injections are not painless but they are usually easily tolerated. During injection the treated areas are massaged to evenly distribute the filler and the result is evaluated. Additional filler is added as needed and massage and re-evaluation performed. An ice pack is applied after treatment to reduce swelling. The treated area usually feels a little sore for a day or two.

What is the recovery period?

Patients are presentable immediately after treatment. Mild swelling and bruising may occur. Patients may apply ice for comfort and to minimize the mild swelling. Most patients report that they are completely comfortable the day after the treatment.

When is the final result appreciable?

The results from fillers are immediately appreciated and will typically last from 6-12 months.

Cost of Injectable Fillers?

Like Botox, the cost of injectable fillers varies based on the expertise of the injectors and the type and volume of filler being used.

Why Choose Dr. Derderian?

Dr. Derderian had extensive training in cosmetic surgery at New York University and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH). After completing his residency Dr. Derderian did a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 2011. Dr. Derderian is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he frequently performs injectable filler treatments at his Dallas practice.

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