Facial Fillers in Palm Springs, CA
Facial fillers can create subtle or dramatic results without the need for general anesthesia or downtime, making them the perfect option for patients who have demanding schedules. There are numerous facial fillers on the market, but Dr. Calabria only uses the highest quality products that are proven to provide top-of-the-line enhancements. The most common treatment areas include:
- Nasolabial folds, or “smile lines”
- Cheeks and chin
- Back of the hands
- Glabellar lines, or “frown lines”
Am I a Candidate for Facial Fillers?
Patients seeking facial fillers to revitalize their appearance must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the treatment. Facial fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures to produce optimal results. Because Dr. Calabria performs both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures, he will devise a treatment plan precisely tailored to your unique needs during your personal consultation.
What Facial Fillers Are Available?
Restylane® is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that can instantly soften telltale aging lines or improve your looks by enhancing your natural features, such as your cheeks or lips. By replenishing the natural supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® revitalizes and plumps up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look. Restylane® restores volume, improves skin elasticity, and smooths bothersome lines and imperfections.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® injectable gel offer a safe and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds by hydrating the skin and replenishing its natural volume. JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a natural look and feel. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is available in two formulations: JUVÉDERM® Ultra for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. The versatility of this product allows Dr. Calabria to better tailor treatment to your unique needs.
RADIESSE® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and it is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a youthful appearance and enhance natural features without invasive surgery or scarring. RADIESSE® stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts long after the filler has been absorbed into the body.
What Results Can I Expect After Facial Fillers?
Results are immediately noticeable after any dermal filler treatment, and patients can resume their normal activities right away. Dermal fillers are not permanent solutions, but they are long lasting. Patients typically require follow-up treatment six months to one year after the initial treatment, but results can last longer depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Fillers
How should I prepare for facial fillers?
Facial fillers are simple injections and do not require significant preparation. Some patients are asked to temporarily stop taking blood-thinning medication before their injections, as these can slow the healing process.
Is there a recovery period after facial fillers?
Facial fillers are non-surgical and do not require an extended recovery period. Patients can return to work and their normal day-to-day routine immediately following their injection. Some patients do experience minor redness, swelling, and bruising in the injection sites. Therefore, patients are often recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
How much do facial fillers cost?
Facial fillers are priced per unit. Therefore, the cost of your treatment varies depending on the amount of filler needed and the number of treatment areas. This will be determined by a consultation with Dr. Calabria.
Can facial fillers replace the need for facial surgery?
Facial fillers can restore volume and minimize fine lines and wrinkles, much like plastic surgery. However, these non-surgical treatments are ideal for those with mild to moderate signs of aging. They cannot address the same laxity concerns that facial surgery, such as a facelift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty, can. Patients with more significant aging may be better suited for a surgical procedure.
Do facial fillers improve my skin tone?
Facial fillers are primarily used to restore volume that has been lost or increase volume in places that never had it to begin with (such as the lips). While facial fillers technically do not address skin tone or texture, hyaluronic acid fillers (such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®) have been known to thicken skin, which may result in a brighter, healthier complexion.
To learn more about facial fillers and other facial rejuvenation procedures performed by Dr. Calabria, please call (760) 836-0077 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.
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