Natural-Looking Revitalization

Facial fat loss is a normal part of the aging process, and fillers are a great way to replenish lost volume and restore a youthful appearance to the face. Dermal or facial fillers are injections to volumize and shape the lips, cheeks, jawline, chin, tear troughs, and eyes. They are primarily used to make your face more proportionate and can be a powerful tool to reduce the appearance of aging and enhance natural facial features. Dermal fillers are often used together with other types of injectables, such as Botox.

Juvederm is a brand of dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. This and other fillers can replace lost volume in many areas of the face that appear wrinkled, flattened, or faded. Dr. Thompson is delighted to offer some of the most popular dermal fillers in Denver, including Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC, Volbella, and Voluma XC, to his patients seeking to enhance their appearance. Most fillers last between 6 to twelve months; however, other new fillers last between two and five years.

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Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?

Using fillers should always be done for personal reasons and never to fulfill someone else’s expectations. If you’re considering dermal fillers and you are a physically healthy non-smoker with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what fillers can achieve for you, then you may be a great candidate. Ideal candidates should be committed to maintaining their skin and overall physical health. Sometimes, patients may achieve better results with a facelift, mid-facelift, brow lift, or eye lift. However, dermal fillers are an excellent minimally invasive option to enhance the face, nose, and mouth when these surgeries are not yet needed.

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Dermal Fillers FAQ

How long do dermal fillers last?

What's the difference between BOTOX and filler?

How do you choose between BOTOX and dermal fillers?

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six to twelve months. However, some newer fillers can last up to two years. Many new dermal fillers including Restylane Lyft, contain hyaluronic acid such as Juvéderm Ultra, which helps boost collagen and elastin production, so results can extend beyond the temporary correction.

What's the difference between BOTOX and filler?

Dermal fillers are meant to restore fullness which is common in youth, whereas BOTOX prevents facial muscles from flexing and from deepening fine lines and wrinkles.

How do you choose between BOTOX and dermal fillers?

Typically, BOTOX is used in the upper part of the face around the eyes and on the forehead. Fillers, on the other hand, tend to be used on the lower part of the face where the lines are more pronounced from structural change due to gravity and other factors. BOTOX and hyaluronic acid fillers are often used in tandem to rejuvenate the face and prevent further facial wrinkling.

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Getting a Consultation

A consultation is an essential step before undergoing treatment with dermal fillers. This meeting will allow you and Dr. Thompson to discuss your goals and establish a plan that best suits your needs. Dr. Thompson may recommend complementary treatments, like BOTOX or Laser Resurfacing, to help achieve more overall rejuvenation. 

The Day of Your Procedure

Dr. Thompson will examine your face to determine where volume may be beneficial. Your face will be cleansed and may be anesthetized using lidocaine. While mild discomfort may occur, the injections are typically well-tolerated. From there, he will inject each site taking only a few seconds at each location. The treatment is followed by massaging and evaluation. If needed, additional filler will be added.

Juvederm injections in Denver take about half an hour, depending on how many areas are being treated. A cool pack can help to reduce any swelling. Tenderness is not uncommon, but it is rare for the treated area to be painful enough for medication.

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Aftercare and Results

Dermal fillers require no downtime. Typically, in the first 24-48 hours after dermal filler treatment, patients should avoid working out and intense physical activity to minimize swelling and bruising. 

Patients can experience the following initial symptoms in the first day or two after treatment, but these symptoms should subside pretty quickly:

  • Overfilled appearance
  • Mild to severe swelling and bruising
  • Redness or numbness
  • Hard lumps at the site of injection

If they do not, contact us.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Will Thompson is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, possessing deep knowledge of the complex anatomy of the face and neck. He makes it a priority to ensure that every patient feels heard and empathized with throughout their treatment. He is committed to treating patients with dignity and compassion at all times.

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