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Dermal Fillers

Why do younger people look so young? It’s often because their faces are still full of healthy amounts of fat, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is a connective tissue that gives strength, elasticity and protection to the skin. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant and moisturizer for the skin.

As a natural part of aging, collagen starts breaking down and the amount of hyaluronic acid lessens. As a result of reduced moisture, strength and elasticity, our once plump, smooth skin starts to show signs of wrinkles, lines, sagging and volume loss. Mix this natural occurrence with certain lifestyle choices such as sun exposure or smoking and those signs of aging will be magnified.

The good news is that dermal filler injections may help restore some of the youthful plumpness to your appearance and give your self-confidence a boost. At Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics, we offer a variety of dermal filler treatments in Lone Tree, Colorado, to meet the different needs of our patients.

Dermal Filler Brands We Offer

  • JUVÉDERM® XC: to minimize the appearance of parenthesis lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: to restore facial volume in the apple, apex and hollow of the cheeks.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: to add natural-looking volume and fullness to the lips and reduce the appearance of lip lines.
  • Kybella®: to diminish the appearance of a double chin by destroying fat cells so they cannot store fat or accumulate.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Dermal fillers are injected under the skin in specific areas of the face. To minimize discomfort, a numbing cream or local anesthesia may be administered. Treatments are done in our office and typically take about XX minutes. In most cases there is little to no downtime; most patients can return to work or other activities immediately with few restrictions.

Common Dermal Filler Treatment Areas

  • Lines around the mouth
  • Laugh lines
  • Chins
  • Sagging cheeks/volume loss
  • Lips
  • Lower eyelid grooves
  • Forehead

Dermal Filler Results

The results of dermal filler injections will vary based on your own unique skin, which type of dermal filler is used and how you care for your skin after treatment. Results can last from 1 to 2 years; injections usually must be repeated to maintain the results.

Possible Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

It is normal for the injected areas to feel slightly uncomfortable for several days after treatment. Possible side effects may include:

  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Firmness

If you are unhappy with the condition of your skin, contact us today to schedule a free aesthetic consultation and find out if our Lone Tree dermal fillers are right for you.