At Sylvan Heights Dental, we utilize cutting-edge treatments to ensure our patients receive the very best in professional dental care. One of our treatments, dermal fillers, can improve your facial appearance and even prevent certain skin conditions. We may recommend dermal fillers if you want to achieve a more youthful smile.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, like hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite, are frequently used to add volume to the face. As we age, collagen in facial areas starts to deteriorate, which results in deeper wrinkles. The most common facial wrinkles include oral commissures, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
A dermal filler is a non-invasive alternative to other procedures such as cosmetic surgery. During the procedure, we will inject the dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane, or Radiesse, right underneath the skin to plump up deep lines in your face. By the end of your treatment, these lines should be much less noticeable or virtually disappear.
We may recommend dermal fillers to correct high lip lines and improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile. This type of treatment can also be an excellent way to prevent complications associated with mycosis, a disease caused by a fungus that invades the skin tissues. By eliminating deep wrinkles around the mouth, we give fungal infections less opportunity to develop, reducing your risk of mycosis.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The effects of dermal fillers vary from patient to patient. The procedure only takes about 20 to 40 minutes, but the results can last for many months. On average, dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six months to a year. At this point, we may recommend another round of treatment.
Why Should You Choose a Dentist for Dermal Fillers?
Dentists can provide a level of care unmatched by other professionals that offer these types of cosmetic treatments. As a dentist, Dr. Jeremiah Leary has received thorough training in the maxillofacial areas that we often target with dermal fillers. This advanced education allows us to provide safer and more effective results.
We also administer injections daily. This continuous practice helps us ensure that your dermal filler injections are quick and relatively painless. You can rest assured knowing your treatment will be much more comfortable in the hands of a dental professional.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to their many benefits. Above all else, dermal fillers will improve your facial appearance by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, scar depressions, and other soft tissue volume loss. A more youthful facial structure is an excellent complement to other cosmetic procedures we use to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Dermal fillers are also very safe. The treatment is FDA approved, and side effects are extremely rare. Be sure to talk with Dr. Jeremiah Leary if you are worried about a reaction or allergy. Our extensive training and expertise will ensure the safe administration of your dermal fillers.
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