Fillers offer a minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery for rejuvenating the skin.  Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.  As we age, the collagen that gives our skin durability and flexibility declines which results in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and the loss of fullness and volume. Our faces also naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers allow us to plump, enhance, soften, and improve facial and hand concerns, and are an extremely popular and successful method to deliver a fresher, more youthful appearance.  All injections are performed by Dr. Rami Abadi.

What are dermal fillers?

The dermal fillers that we use at our clinic include Juvederm® and Restylane®. If you want to rejuvenate your skin without undergoing any aggressive surgical procedures, a dermal filler may be your best option. Dermal fillers are increasing in popularity because they are safer and less expensive than surgery. You can regain the youthful vitality of your skin after just one treatment, and the effects can last for months.

They help treat a variety of concerns, such as nasolabial folds, cheeks, and lips.  Dermal fillers have the ability to do the following for the face and skin:

  • Restore lost volume to the cheek area
  • Minimize dark circles or hollowness under the eye
  • Add a natural fullness to the lips
  • Reduce the smile and laugh lines around the mouth
  • Help give a youthful shape to the face
  • Restore lost volume in the hands

How long do treatments take?

It typically takes between 20-45 minutes to inject fillers into the desired treatment areas.

Are dermal fillers painful?

We may apply a topical numbing cream before injecting fillers, which makes it relatively painless.

What are the possible side effects of dermal fillers?

Temporary swelling, bruising, and redness is the most common possible side effects. Other rare but serious side effects can occur, such as an allergic reaction, skin necrosis, or blindness. People who get cold sores (herpes simplex infections) should start on antiviral medications before treatment to prevent reactivation of cold sores if you are receiving an injection in an area where a previous outbreak has occurred.

What is the recovery time?

There is no downtime with dermal fillers. You can resume most activities right away. Mild swelling, bruising, or redness may occur following injections. These conditions can be alleviated with ice and will improve within a few days.

Who is not a candidate?

You may not be able to receive filler injections if you are pregnant or nursing; if you have severe allergies, marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history of multiple severe allergies. Certain fillers should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine. Patients who have an active infection at injection site should not be injected with fillers.