Dermal Fillers and Injectables
Drs. Chris DeMille and Parker DeMille are members of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Esthetics and offer treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables. With these treatments, they are able to help you achieve a beautiful smile and overall look.
What are Dermal fillers?
If you are looking for a non-surgical face lift or you just want to smooth out a few lines or fill in deep set wrinkles, injectables are for you. Millions of people use dermal fillers to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance while still having the freedom of expression.
As skin ages, it begins to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA add structure and volume to the face, therefore a lack of HA causes the skin to sag and wrinkle - that's where dermal fillers come into play.
Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occuring hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers add volume to weakened facial features and can stimulate collagen growth. They plump the skin and gently lift it to restore collagen loss due to the normal aging process. Dermal fillers can also motivate the body to create its own natural collagen and restore your face to a more natural youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers approved by the FDA are very safe. As with any procedure, there are possible risks, the most common being post-procedure bruising and swelling which are usually very minimal and resolve quickly.
Dermal filler treatments typically take 20-30 minutes and the amount of dermal filler needed will depend on volume and loss and the areas you would like to restore to its natural beauty. You will see results immediately after treatment.
Most commonly treated areas: nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, under eyes, nose contouring
What is Botox?
Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin. It is injected into facial muscles to reduce wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, corners of the eyes (crow's feet) and around the lips (smokers lines or gummy smile). Botulinum toxin doesn't cause loss of facial sensation, but reduces wrinkles by reducing muscle contraction. Botulinum Toxin can also be used to reduce muscle mass in the jaw line for a slimming facial esthetic result.
The treatments only take a few minutes and the injections are virtually painless. Results are visible within two to ten days and the effect lasts approximately three to four months, sometimes longer depending on the patient. Repeat treatment is needed but over time, lines and wrinkles should appear less noticeable due to the muscles being trained to relax.