Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers in Farmington & Hartford
Facial changes are a natural part of the aging process. Genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors affect how quickly these changes occur and how dramatic they are, but change is inevitable. Lines and creases develop and fat deposits in the face shift. A noticeable decrease in facial volume is very common. Non-surgical dermal fillers can address many of these age-related facial changes, restoring a more youthful appearance and smoothing lines and creases.
Our board-certified surgeons are both skilled injectors and perform the injectable treatments at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery themselves. We welcome you to explore your options for non-surgical rejuvenation with dermal fillers here with us in Farmington, CT. Our surgeons pride themselves on personally helping restore lost volume, regain youthful contours, and smooth wrinkled skin.
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The Many Uses of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a versatile and effective option for treatment of cosmetic facial aging. We use them from brow to chin, and everywhere in between. Skillfully injected, fillers provide natural looking rejuvenation and enhancement. At CT Facial Plastic Surgery, top uses for injectable dermal fillers include:
- Smoothing smile lines (nasolabial folds), the lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Filling marionette lines, vertical wrinkles that extend down from the corners of the mouth
- Augmenting the lips
- Softening lip lines and smoker’s lines on and around the lip area
- Restoring lost cheek volume and enhancing the cheek contours
- Freshening your appearance by filling the tear troughs that form under the eyes
- Enhancing and extending results from surgical procedures like a facelift
We carry a full line of filler products including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. Each filler is formulated differently, offering unique advantages, and working best for specific treatment applications. We’ll talk about options and work with you to choose the dermal filler, or fillers, that will provide the most natural looking results.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers vs. Other Injectables
Many of the fillers we offer (the Juvéderm® and Restylane® families of filler) contain hyaluronic acid (HA fillers). This is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. The name says acid, but HA fillers are very gentle and moisturizing. Hyaluronic acid molecules are excellent at holding water, which helps to hydrate and plump the skin.
Hyaluronic acid levels decrease with age. Our injectable fillers can provide additional hyaluronic acid to the skin, restoring a youthful skin appearance. Each of the HA fillers we offer contains differing formulations and consistencies of the active ingredient. These variations allow your surgeon to choose a formulation with an ideal consistency for each area treated. Hyaluronic Acid fillers have the added benefit of being incredibly safe as they can be dissolved with hyaluronidase in the rare event it’s needed.
In addition to our HA fillers, we also offer Radiesse®. This filler is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a gel solution. This one-of-a-kind filler formulation acts as a scaffolding under the skin. Although used less frequently than HA products, Radiesse® excellent option for areas that require more lift like the jawline, chin, and cheeks.
Which dermal filler option is best for you, one of our hyaluronic acid fillers or Radiesse®? It depends on your goals for treatment, your budget, your lifestyle, and your specific skin concerns. Schedule a consultation so we can discuss options.
What to Expect from Dermal Filler Treatment in Farmington & Hartford, CT
We offer dermal fillers in both of our locations, Farmington, CT and Avon, CT. While some plastic surgery practices use nurses and other non-physician trained staff to administer injectables, our surgeons always perform these treatments themselves. We know that the best results come from a highly trained and experienced injector. Our facial plastic surgeons have mastered the art of injectable fillers, and their experience using these products combined with their deep understanding of facial anatomy ensures the best possible results from each treatment.
We start each injectable treatment with a consultation. You’ll sit down one-on-one with one of the doctors. We’ll ask about your goals for treatment and have you point out your biggest facial aesthetic concerns. We’ll talk about the injectable treatments we offer, explaining the risks and benefits of each option. Together, we’ll choose the best injectables for your treatment.
Before injecting the dermal fillers, a topical numbing treatment is applied to the skin. Fine needles are used to inject the chosen filler into specific facial locations. A typical treatment involves a series of many injections. This allows us to administer a small amount of filler, spread over the larger treatment area for a smoother result. Once we start injecting, the process usually takes less than 15 to 20 minutes.
After the dermal fillers are injected, patients are free to return to work or home immediately. Downtime is not required after dermal fillers and patients may immediately resume their normal lifestyle.
Schedule your dermal filler treatment at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery by calling (860) 676-2473.
Dermal Filler FAQs
Hyaluronic acid fillers, like Restylane® and Juvéderm®, can be dissolved by using the enzyme hyaluronidase. This product will break down the active ingredient and speed up the body’s ability to clear the hyaluronic acid naturally.
Different dermal fillers produce different results. At your consultation at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, we tailor a treatment plan specifically for you. This customized approach will consider your individual needs and goals that may include:
- Increase hydration to the neck, face, or décolletage
- Smooth facial lines on the forehead or lower face
- Soften vertical lines around the mouth and chin area
- Add volume to chin and cheek area
- Minimize scars
- Define lips
- Restore facial volume
You should notice the difference immediately after your injections. Your skin will look revitalized, youthful, and natural.
Many of our patients find their procedure at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery more comfortable than expected, and many fillers contain an anesthetic such as lidocaine. Our certified injectors are highly skilled and precise; you should only feel a slight sting during the treatment.
Although both procedures involve injections, BOTOX® is a botulinum toxin that relaxes muscle movement to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers have no effect on muscles but will add volume to underlying tissue structure to plump out and smooth over wrinkles and fine lines.