Dermal fillers are an excellent way to reclaim your former youthful glory without the time and financial commitment of surgery. Fillers are specifically designed to turn back the clock on facial aging and restore smooth, youthful-looking skin. Treatment is quick and virtually painless, and the results can last six to nine months or more. Dr. Nancy Snyder is a trusted Fort Oglethorpe dermal filler provider who uses products like Juvederm to help her patients reclaim a youthful and attractive appearance.
How Dermal Fillers like Juvederm Work
Every dermal filler behaves differently, depending on the formulation. Dermal fillers like those in the Juvederm collection are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance responsible for keeping the skin moisturized, nourished, smooth and supple. With age, the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid dwindles, depriving the skin of the hydration and nourishment it needs to stay taut and youthful. Juvederm is ideal for replenishing this supply of hyaluronic acid and plumping the treated area while minimizing the appearance of prominent wrinkles, creases, folds and depressions.
Juvederm products can be used for the following purposes:
- Soften lines and wrinkles, including parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Plump up the lips
- Smooth vertical lip lines
- Fill out the cheeks
- Improve the appearance of scars, including those caused by acne
- Restore rounded youthful contours to the face
If you are interested in reclaiming a youthful appearance, Dr. Snyder can recommend the Juvederm product best suited to your particular needs and goals.
What to Expect During Treatment
Dermal fillers like Juvederm are administered similarly to Botox® Cosmetic. Treatment is very quick and can be performed in Dr. Snyder’s office, normally in 30 minutes or less.
First, you and Dr. Snyder will identify the specific areas of your face that need correction. She may make several markings on the skin to guide her during treatment and then cleanse the injection site(s).
Using a thin needle, Dr. Snyder will inject small amounts of the filler just underneath the surface of your skin. She may gently massage it to achieve the desired results. Additional filler is administered as needed. The amount of filler required and the total treatment time depends on the severity of the wrinkles, creases or depressions.
After the injections, you can apply an ice pack to the treated areas to reduce swelling and discomfort. Typically there is no downtime associated with dermal filler treatment, although you will be asked to refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for up to 48 hours. The results should appear fairly quickly and will last for six to nine months or more, depending on the particular product used.
To maintain your results, you should plan to re-visit Dr. Snyder every few months for touch-up treatments.
Book a Dermal Filler Consult
To learn more about dermal fillers and how they can help you look younger and more attractive, please contact Fort Oglethorpe Dental and request a consultation with Dr. Snyder. Call or email us today to schedule your visit.