Dermal fillers are injectable treatments strategically administered in certain areas of the face to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. In addition to smoothing the lines and wrinkles that age your appearance, dermal fillers deliver several other benefits, as well. For instance, they can give you a more rested appearance. At The Rockoff Dermatology Center, Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening are your Andover and Brookline, MA dermatologists for dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can help you regain a more youthful appearance by smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face. Lines and wrinkles develop with age as the natural collagen levels in skin begins diminishing. The loss of collagen means the skin loses elasticity. Collagen loss leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, all of which make you look older. Dermal fillers help restore your skin’s natural collagen levels, smooth lines and wrinkles, and give you a younger appearance.
Dermal fillers are typically injected into the lips, cheeks, and temples, as well as into the lines around the mouth, nose, and eyes. Available dermal filler brands include Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Restylane Silk, and Perlane. Whichever dermal filler you choose, the results can be seen immediately after treatment. Your Andover and Brookline dermatologist can help you decide whether dermal fillers are right for you, as well as which particular dermal filler to choose.
Depending on the dermal filler you select for treatment and the areas to be treated, a treatment session can be as quick as 15 minutes, but can last up to 45 minutes. Before injecting the dermal filler, the skin if gently cleansed first. Using a fine needle, the dermal fillers are then injected into the target areas. The injection only produces little to no discomfort for most people, but a topical anesthetic can be used for potential discomfort, if needed. Following treatment, results will be visible immediately. Your skin will be smoother and you will look younger.
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive method for giving you a more youthful appearance. To learn more about how dermal fillers can help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rockoff or Dr. Fening by calling The Rockoff Dermatology Center at (978) 475-9230 for the Andover office or (617) 731-2390 for the Brookline office.