Dermal Fillers for Face and Lips
If you’ve ever considered using dermal fillers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles or to make your lips fuller, don’t worry—you’re not alone. We all want to look our best no matter how many birthdays we’ve celebrated.
That’s where Dr. Haslam can help. By carefully injecting dermal fillers into the nasolabial folds between your nose and mouth, vertical lip lines and the lines at the sides of your mouth, he reduces the natural signs of aging. These same types of fillers also can be used to plump lips, restoring their youthful appearance.
How do dermal fillers work?
But how does it work? Dermal fillers like JUVEDERM® and Belotero® are created from hyaluronic acid—a substance that naturally exists in your body. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in our skin’s ability to retain moisture and keeps our skin looking smooth. As we age, hyaluronic acid levels decrease, wrinkles begin to appear and our lips begin to thin. Injecting hyaluronic acid below the skin’s surface immediately adds volume in these areas and stimulates natural collagen production.
Most importantly, Dr. Haslam’s extensive training and expertise in the structure of the face and mouth means you get natural-looking results you’ll love.
FAQ’s about Dermal Fillers for Face and Lips
Because fillers are being injected into the skin around your nose and mouth or directly into the lips, some discomfort is expected. As a dentist, Dr. Haslam is an expert at controlling and eliminating pain through the use of local anesthetics, improving your level of comfort.
Dermal fillers generally last approximately six to eight months, although longer results have been reported. Length of filler effectiveness varies by patient.
We recommend that dermal filler injections occur two weeks prior to any special event. This ensures that any bruising at the injection site is gone and that you look and feel your very best.
As with any medical procedure, some side effects have been reported. Some of the most common side effects include redness or bruising at the injection site. If dermal injections are used on your lips, lip dryness for several days post-procedure is common. We will review those with you during your consultation and at the time of your injections to ensure you are fully informed of any potential risk and/or side effects.