Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
Dermal fillers allow you to alter the way you look for up to a year without cosmetic surgery and the complications associated with it. At Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut, Dana Brownell, MD, and her team use leading injectable fillers Juvéderm® and Restylane® to boost volume under your eyes and in your lips and cheeks. To plan your treatment with dermal fillers, call Westport Medispa today.
Dermal Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers provide a way for you to replace lost volume in your facial skin and tissues. As you age, the gradual loss of volume leads to the development of skin laxity, wrinkles, eye bags, sunken cheeks, and other features. With dermal fillers, you can minimize features like these to enjoy a more youthful look.
At Westport Medispa, Dr. Brownell and her team offer two of the leading injectable dermal filler brands:
Juvéderm is a dermal filler primarily composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within your body as a lubricant for your joints and eyes, and it helps your skin retain moisture. There are several different Juvéderm products available, including some that contain lidocaine to make the experience more comfortable.
Restylane products also contain a hyaluronic acid gel. Like Juvéderm, there are several different Restylane products. Dr. Brownell can help you decide which one will reach your goals effectively.
What can dermal fillers do?
There are many changes you can make to your appearance using injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane. Dr. Brownell frequently uses dermal fillers to:
- Minimize nasolabial folds
- Reduce dark or sunken under eye circles
- Create plumped, pouty lips
- Create fuller cheeks
- Fill deep wrinkles and some fine lines
- Improve facial symmetry
You can choose just one area to target or many, and Dr. Brownell plans your treatment accordingly. She injects your fillers with extreme care and in small amounts at a time to make your results look as natural as possible.
How long do the results of dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers vary in the amount of time that they last. Over time, your tissues gradually absorb the filler, and the time it takes depends on the type of filler used as well as your metabolism. In most cases, both Juvéderm and Restylane fillers last for about nine months to one year in total. If you choose, you can book regular appointments at Westport Medispa for filler injections.
What should I expect after my dermal filler injections?
For 3-10 days after your procedure, you might notice a bit of swelling, bruising, or soreness. This is completely normal and isn’t typically severe or long-lasting. If you choose, you can cover any bruising with light makeup, so you can return to work right away confidently.
To learn more about dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, call Westport Medispa today.
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