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Dermal Fillers – Jacksonville, FL

Take Years Off Your Appearance

Aging is a normal part of life – it happens to everyone! Getting older means you’re unavoidably going to have wrinkles eventually. Over time, you may gradually notice the formation of fine lines that affect your overall appearance. They might make you feel self-conscious, causing you to avoid smiling.

Luckily, we’ve got a solution for you. With Juvéderm dermal fillers, we can reduce these wrinkles and lines to help you enjoy a more youthful overall appearance with minimally invasive treatment. To learn more about this esthetic treatment, continue reading or schedule a consultation with us today!

Why Choose Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen for Dermal Fillers?

  • Surgery-Free Solution for Wrinkles
  • Two Experienced Dental Experts
  • Multiple Financing Options Available

What are Dermal Fillers?

young woman getting dermal fillers

Like BOTOX, Juvéderm dermal fillers are also used to address wrinkles. However, there’s a significant difference between the two treatments. While BOTOX injections paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles and creased, dermal fillers are used to fill in the areas of the mouth that have lost volume.

Essentially, the fillers are just collagen that can be injected into sunken areas of the face, like the cheeks or jaw area. It helps make up for lost collagen by injecting a gel-like substance into the affected areas. The process of getting them is relatively short, only taking between five to 10 minutes per injection. With proper maintenance, your results can last anywhere between three and nine months.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

young woman smiling during consultation

Before getting Juvéderm dermal fillers, there are several factors you should take into account. The first thing you should do is consider what changes you want to make. Some treatments naturally work better on certain facial lines than others.

Generally speaking, dermal fillers are a great option for those with:

  • Fine lines and scarring
  • Bags beneath the eyes
  • Sunken or drooping cheeks
  • Thinned lips
  • Wrinkles around the mouth or on the forehead

If you’re in good overall health and are committed to keeping your skin as healthy as possible, you may be an eligible candidate for this treatment. Don’t worry – we’ll address any questions or concerns you have about the process during your consultation.

The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

young woman smiling after getting dermal fillers

By choosing to get Juvéderm dermal fillers, you can reap several incredible benefits, such as:

  • Quick results with no recovery time
  • Fast treatment, depending on the number of injections
  • Long-lasting results, typically between three to nine months
  • Naturally beneficial treatment for skin
  • FDA-approved solution

Dermal Fillers FAQs

Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

It depends! Fillers like Juvéderm (which contains hyaluronic acid) can be reversed using an enzyme called Vitrase. However, fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse which are known as collagen stimulators cannot be dissolved with Vitrase and are considered permanent. Despite this, their effects diminish over time, typically lasting 1-2 years.

It's important to understand that permanence refers to reversibility rather than longevity. Be sure to consider the pros and cons of each filler, including cost-effectiveness, desired results, and ease of use, when discussing options with your healthcare provider. Both permanent and impermanent fillers can still provide excellent results, so choose wisely based on your individual needs and preferences!

Do Dermal Fillers Have Side Effects?

Yes, dermal fillers can have side effects, though they're typically temporary. Common side effects include redness, swelling, pain, bruising, itching, or rash around the injection site, which usually resolve within 7-14 days. Additionally, the skin may appear discolored or tender to the touch. Some patients may develop firm lumps or masses beneath the skin, which typically dissipate within a week. Unusual skin lightening or darkening, as well as an increased risk of skin infections, can also occur.

Rare side effects include infection, filler leakage, nodules, granulomas, filler migration, vascular injury, blindness, and tissue death, though these are infrequent. Any persistent or severe side effects should be promptly reported to a professional for evaluation and treatment.

What Happens If I Stop Getting Dermal Fillers?

If you stop getting dermal fillers, the effects of the fillers will gradually wear off over months or years, and the treated area will likely return to its original state. You may notice a return of lines and volume loss, as the benefits of the fillers diminish.

However, this doesn't mean your skin will become wrinkly or saggy solely because you've stopped injections. Aging naturally causes volume loss in the face, so any changes you observe after stopping fillers are likely part of the normal aging process – not a direct consequence of the injectables. If you choose to continue injectable treatments in the future, you can regain smoother skin or a more youthful appearance.

At What Age Can I Start to Get Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved for adults aged 22 and older for specific purposes. Temporary fillers are approved for addressing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, augmenting lips, cheeks, chin, and the back of the hand. Permanent fillers are approved solely for nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars, as well as for restoring facial fat loss in individuals with HIV and correcting contour deficiencies like wrinkles and acne scars.

Of course, it’s important to consider the potential issues associated with getting fillers before age 25. These include seeking cheap injections from unqualified professionals, overusing fillers leading to premature aging, relying solely on fillers instead of adopting a comprehensive skincare regimen and healthy lifestyle, and underestimating the risks associated with cosmetic procedures.